A few years ago I became weary of people who repeatedly told me how proud they were of me.
I’m not sure why I felt that way, but a couple of people seemed to say it non-stop and it got on my nerves.
Not that I’m one of those people who say, ‘ I don’t care what people think of me’ because I do. I care a lot. I guess I’m just a wad of insecurities.
But when I heard, ” I’m so proud of you.” I realized, recently, that I tell my puppy the same thing.
When he does what I tell him to do.
When he performs to my expectations.
I am so proud of him for being what I want him to be.