I liked Oprah's challenge last Friday and as stated in her new theme song for the season (I believe it's by Heather Small), "What have you done today to make you feel proud?"
I'm not necessarily going to try and be on the Oprah show (tho' that would be wonderful) but I do think this is a great challenge. Every day is an opportunity to make a difference. Something you do, no matter how small and insignificant it seems at the time, could mean the world to another person.
It's not just about being proud of the BIG things, the things that take the most courage. These things are wonderful, of course, but it's the little things that can sometimes make a real impact:
Christa, it's helping the little old lady in the walker pick up the change that had fallen all from her purse onto the pavement?
Vicki, it's opening your home to your sister and spending countless hours with your nephew at Sick Kids.
Jenny, it's making meals to suit your pain-in-the-butt brother-in-law even on the days you'd rather just say, "screw you buddy!"
Tracey, it's taking your kids to church even though they are sometimes loud and squirmy.
Take the time every day to reflect on what you have done? Have you done anything? Challenge yourself....don't be afraid to feel proud of yourself and your accomplishments.
I'd love for you to share your proud moments.