Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Do Not Even the Publicans the Same?

From the lovely Molly at Smart, Pretty, and Awkward:

How to be (less) Awkward: It is more or less implied you are proud of someone you love when they have a success in their life. “I am so proud you got straight A’s,” “Great job landing that design internship,” etc. But it much more powerful to say, outloud, that you are proud of people even when they are not having classically defined successes. “I am proud of you for getting out that harmful relationship,” “I am proud of you for sticking through that tough time at work,” etc. When you love someone remind them often and frequently that you are proud of them for all the things they do — all of the things.

1 comment:

I am Laura said...

So glad you commented on my blog. I have you bookmarked and can't wait to read more posts. Each post I read was inspirational and uplifting. Also clever and well written. Thanks for the shout out!