I am an adult.
I am financially stable. I have a family of my own. I exercise even when I don't like it. And I eat healthy foods.
And yet, my Mother knows how to make me feel like a little girl again with such a simple statement, "I am proud of you."
I sent my Mom a link to my podcast on iTunes and she listened and told me she was proud of me. And that is all it took to make my day.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not starving for praise. My husband is crazy supportive and tells me he is proud of me when I deserve it. But, there is something about receiving your parents' approval, something in those five simple words that makes the whole day brighten.
So, I am going to keep that in mind and use those five simple words (I am proud of you) to my son whenever he earns them.
Hey, Mom. I'm proud of you, too. After all, you raised a great daughter.