REDUX- What have you done today to make you feel proud?

Previously posted on 20th January 2016 this proved to be a very short but very popular post though of course there may well be a reason that short and popular go together when I’m writing. Tis one seems just as relevant now as back then.

What have you done today to make you feel proud?

Now there’s a question we can all ask ourselves at the end of every day. I for one would have had a hard time finding an answer yesterday when I didn’t set foot outside the house. Since I can’t speak to anyone on the telephone I wasn’t able to say something nice to anyone.

Since the only thing I did of any value at all was answer my emails and respond to some comments on one or other of my blogs. The only thing I can hope for is that I wrote  something nice enough to make someone feel a little better about themselves or maybe just made someone smile which also has a value.

It’s not really good enough though so I promise to go out this morning and find someone to hug before I come back. I will ask myself the same question every day and hope I can answer that I did find something I did to make me feel proud. I’m sure most of you won’t have a problem answering the question as you’re out and about so much but maybe if you have a day like me where you can’t find anything you’ll promise to make up for it the next day.

Go on, Light up someone’s life today.

Hugs to you all.

Stay careful, Stay well.

About davidprosser

Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J. Oscar even has his own book now, but the writing has stopped.
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19 Responses to REDUX- What have you done today to make you feel proud?

  1. What I did today — hmmmm. Well, I ran into the mother of the person who stole my dolls. Not literally of course, but saw her and spoke to her. I also asked if she could tell me how to get in touch with her daughter and she told me my dolls are safe in her care until she is able to bring them back to me. So that’s what I did, and it’s also what another person did to feel proud of ourselves.

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    • jilldennison says:

      Oh, that’s wonderful news, Angie! I’m so glad you’ll be getting your dolls back, and yes, you should be proud, for you exhibited remarkable restraint! Hugs!

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      • It was good to talk with an old friend again. I had considered calling her before but didn’t want to upset her because of her health issues. She made sure her daughter left the box of dolls and bag of clothes at her apartment and told her daughter to leave and not come back. She has also filed charges against the girl for stealing her bank card and taking out most of her money. I”ll never understand why some kids do things like that except in this case where the kids are doing heavy drugs. I just hate what they are doing to their mom. Hugs.

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      • davidprosser says:

        A sad story.
        Hugs

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      • And an all too common story around here. Humongous hugs!

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      • jilldennison says:

        Oh wow! Sounds like that young lady has gone far astray … I wonder if a drug habit might be partly to blame? Sigh. Perhaps the silver lining, though, is that you and your old friend are once again in touch. Hugs ❤

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      • Definitely drugs! She and one of her sisters both have problems and I wish I had never met them. There is a third daughter that i haven’t met and considering the other two not sure I WANT to meet, but hopefully she is not like the two of them. She is married and has some kids but I seldom hear anything about that one. I’ll just stick with Peggie and avoid her family as much as possible while I live here. Hugs!

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      • jilldennison says:

        So sad … especially for the girls’ mother. Hugs to you, dear friend!!!

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    • davidprosser says:

      I”m proud of the fact that you were able to speak calmly to this woman and she no doubt feels better knowing your anger isn’t directed at her and that you’ve been very good not to set the police on her daughter. Well played.
      Humongous Hugs

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  2. jilldennison says:

    Hmmmm … I’ve had no contact with humans outside of the girls today, but … I did put out peanuts for the squirrels and birdseed for the birdies … does that count? Tomorrow I will do something for someone, for I will be picking up my grocery order and I will give the young person who brings my order out and loads it into the back of my van a $20 bill and will tell them how very much I appreciate all they do. Somehow, it doesn’t make me feel proud, though, for it is far too little relative to the needs of so many.
    Cwtch

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  3. davidprosser says:

    The squiggles and the birds appreciate the kindness as do all of us who know you look after them. I would imagine you’d totally make the day of the person you give $20 to. You will make them feel valued and that’s an awesome gift. You can be proud.
    Cwtch

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  4. Keith says:

    David, it makes me feel proud that I live in a place where I can call a Senator or Congressperson and share my thanks or my concerns. Yesterday, I called two to encourage them to reach out more to the new president and be mindful of not spreading false information to divide us and garner votes from the former president’s base. I could not do that in some countries. Keith

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  5. You hugged me, and I took time to be properly grateful!!

    *** Heraldic Hugs!! ***

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    • davidprosser says:

      I hope you liked the current photographs I posted. xxx
      Gigantic Hugs

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      • Oh, David! I don’t know how to find your newly posted photos. I tried looking at Barsetshire Diaries and the Buthidars (sp??) Unfortunately, my brain is still a bit fluffy after my head cold, and I’m not operating well. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be able to find them. I do appreciate them, even if I can’t see them.

        *** Bewildered Hugs ***

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  6. yvettecarol says:

    Love it, David! What a great question to ask. I’ll remember this 🙂

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