Writing Prompt: Proud

When was the last time someone told you they were proud of you?

This prompt is rather hard for me to answer.  Actually  my classmates didn’t tell me they were proud of me when I did well in my exam. To tell you the truth they gave me looks which meant they were jealous.

Next in line my teachers,they said I should study harder to do better. That didn’t mean they were proud of me.

My little students said they loved me but did not say they were proud of me. Isn’t it different from being proud?

I remember my father once said, he was proud of me because I was the only kid among his  kids, who remembered the name of his ointment. That was the time he had a  severe pain somewhere in his body. He needed the ointment but without the name how would anyone get it for him. It wouldn’t get me too many points just for that.

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6 thoughts on “Writing Prompt: Proud

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thanks for sharing this. I like the part about your father. Our parents contribute a lot to how we learn to conceive of ourselves. This can all change, with will and grace, later in life. That early parental foundation is, however,so strong.

    All good wishes,


    • Yes it was indeed hard to write this one. I could make up a lot of stories,but to me what I wrote made more sense. It’s to show how whatever children achieve a parent must show they’re proud of them. I did a lot to deserve it ,but somehow it was overlooked.

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