Thursday, December 24, 2009

Name Five Things You're Proud of from 2009

If you were raised as I was, the old school, American South way, meaning Sunday School on Sundays and heavy doses of "home training" anytime, anyplace, then you may know why an assignment to write about "five things you're proud of from 2009" shook me up a bit. I can only think of one moment in my personal history where saying "I am proud," was cool with the folks, and the props go to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, for that.

Otherwise, "the subject 'I' with the predicate 'am proud' should be avoided if at all possible," is what I hear in my head with admonishments such as "Nobody likes a braggart" and "Pride goeth before a fall." I have to balance this kind of upbringing and emotional baggage with the trendy "evolved" lessons of later years on building self-esteem or ... Please continue reading the full post at

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