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Pride And Confidence

Updated on June 10, 2011

Come Out Come Out Whereever You Are

There is a lot of things we learn easy as 1 , 2 , 3

Then there are other things that take a little more time

Depending on the life that you live you can actually take a detour and miss out

For me pride is selfworth in something you love to do

In Funk & Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary on page 1069

It says pride is an undue sense of one's own superiority;

A proper sense of personal dignity and worth;

Honorable self respect

The best or most excellent part of anything

Well for many years I lost my pride and I have found it again here on the HubPages

To write and share my thoughts to all who wanted to listen

I would talk about it and really never be able to show it

I felt it but never had it

It was there but I couldn't enjoy it

I watched others who had great pride in their interests and talents

As I cheered them on I was at a loss

For my talents were hidden like a flower bed covered by the tall grass

No one could see it or did they care

I thought maybe I should keep it covered and nobody should see it

As long as I could go to my secret place and enjoy it myself wasn't that enough

Years passed and my thoughts grew and so did my flowers

I had no control they seemed to keep wanting to spread

As much as I tried they would take their seeds and fly

I would look over and they would grow in other places and people would say

Wow look what I found and jump for joy

I would smile and know deep down inside of me it was because of my hard work they had flowers too

I felt no need to tell them

What is the use

They wouldn't believe me anyway

In the beginning I tried to explain but others thought I was jealous of what they had

It was not true at all

I loved to see more flowers and I wanted to see others share in the same joys I have found

As other people expressed their pride with nothing to hide

I wondered why I couldn't do the same

Soon they had such a strong will they would easily over power my thoughts and simple wishes

They would get their way

I would say I don't want to fight and argue

Life is not about who is right and who is wrong

Life is not about my way or your way

It is about sharing and seeing all things beautiful expand

Then there is confidence

To me that means the sheer energy to support ones beliefs

In the dictionary it says it is a feeling of trust in a person or thing;


A relationship of trustful intimacy


A feeling of certainty

So now I am beginning to understand

It is doing something knowing that you know how to do it

Even if you really don't

You some how think you do

Even if you are wrong

Nobody seems to care because you showed great pride

But if you don't have pride then the confidence can never come

You try something and people instantly know

You are wrong and once again feelings of shame and guilt for trying

Until one day something phenomenal happens

You never expected it

You could have never planned it

Someone likes what you do

They compliment you when you never expected it

As you try to hide the greatest feeling you have felt in so long

Other people take notice and the cat is out of the bag

You feel a feeling you like so much

It grows like the flower garden by one simple touch

Now you can at last cut the weeds and let everyone know

The flowers have been there for years and you had a secret nobody knew

People can now come and enjoy

That is what you only wanted right from the beginning

Flower gardens are popping up everywhere you look

They do not take away from each other

They are like a family but different in so many ways

Everyone has their own personal touch

You can now say with pride and confidence you helped in one small way

To make all the flowers we see here today possible.


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick Have you seen your flowers today ? Make sure there are no weeds in the way.Charlu Keep hoping and I hope I keep popping up.You made me happy once again.DrPastorcarlotta Just nice to see you healthy and sharing God's love.Thanks everyone for I have never worked so hard trying to leave comments to thank all of you.That is a big surprise for me.I have picked some flowers for all of you to have.A little water and they are guaranteed to make your day brighter and you are easily able to write all your wonderful thoughts because you are all my favorite writers.

    • drpastorcarlotta profile image

      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 

      7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      GREAT HUB!!!!!!! VOTED-UP!!!!

    • Charlu profile image


      7 years ago from Florida

      Amazing Your writing ability is superb and to be admired. I am proud to be one of your followers. Excellent hub with so many great points. I can't believe I came upon it hopping. All the ups

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      What an amzing use of metaphors. This was beautiful and so clever.

      Thank you.


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