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Pride: It’s not really a bad thing

Pride; it’s one of the seven deadly sins. Now I can understand that because some people take pride to a whole different level. They let it get to them. But there’s no shame in proud of yourself or for others. Just don’t get too carried away.

There are many things that I’m very proud of. The first thing that I comes to mind is my 3rd hour toastmasters class. I have watched them grow into the speakers they are today. The improved so much and I’m just amazed that I was there to help them. I was there each step of the way. I think about how great they are now that the semester is coming to an end. There will be the class speech contest and then the big speak off in December. After that, it will be all over. But they learned so much and I can’t wait to see them go into the Senior DECA class and watch them become better speakers. I will never forget them. They were my first babies and they were so good to me even though this was my first class. I cannot wait to continue being a Toastmaster for DECA for years to come.

I have to also include my sister in this. She’s an amazing little baby but there’s something that really sticks out to me that makes me very proud. She has great taste in music. She loves listening to Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. She also loves nice classical music and Disney songs. She dances to it and it’s just so adorable. She will have great musicality (or however you spell it) when she’s older and I can see her going far in the future of music and hopefully dance.

I am very proud of my friends. They are all following their dreams and making descions for themselves like adults they are. I will admit, some choices they make I don’t agree with, but that’s what they want to do and I admire for sticking to what they believe in and what they want to do. I am very blessed to have all my friends in my life.

Now I don’t want to sound like a bragger or anything, but I am proud of myself. I see many girls my age dropping out or getting pregnant. I know I’m not going to college right now, but I am going in January to accomplish what I want to do. Yes it’s just a community college, but at least I’m getting a higher level of education. I don’t have a job but I am actively looking for one and with the experience that I have, I know I can get one again. But I was a toastmaster for the 3rd hour at my old high school;right after I graduated! And I’d like to think that I do a pretty good job.

I am proud of the people in my life, what they accomplish, and what I have accomplished. Am I commiting a sin? I don’t think I am. I don’t think there’s any harm in being proud of something that you did or for others. It’s not really a bad thing.