Beaming With Pride Over a Cup of Coffee and a…


Great answers to yesterday’s question. I am glad to see that so many people feel that they have something to be proud of in their lives. In case you missed it, here is yesterday’s question:

What is something that you have done in your life that you are particularly proud of?

There were a lot of answers (more on that in a minute), and a lot of people seem to agree that the thing to be most proud of is being a parent or your children. I’m not going to be modest for a minute – I do feel I have a lot to be proud of in my life. I got a good education, got my Master’s degree, taught students, managed a business that had over a million dollars in sales, I was able to beat doctor’s odds on being able to walk and breathe on my own again, but the one thing I think I can say I am most proud of is that I, with a lot of help from Michelle, have helped to raise a child who has turned out to be a pretty good kid. I always hear nothing but good things about Sean and how friendly and respectful he is to other kids and adults, and I don’t think anything can make me feel prouder than that. Just knowing that he has learned thing in life that have made him not only friendly and polite, but an intelligent, well-rounded individual who can think for himself and make the right choices (about as often as any eleven year-old can anyway) does make me smile and believe that we have done a good job raising him. I do think that we have given him the confidence to feel like he can accomplish things on his own and that he knows about personal responsibility. I am so proud that he willingly gives of his time to do charitable works like spending time helping senior citizens play bingo or doing road clean up work for the community. I’m proud that he has spending his weekends doing odd jobs and work so he can earn some money so he can do things this summer, and I am proud that he wants to take summer enrichment classes in cooking and in digital animation this year so he can learn more and do more. We never forced him to do anything; he always approached us and asked if he could do it. I do agree with my cousin Jessica, who was proud that her experiences of hard work when she was young have made her the person she is today. I think the same will be true with Sean, and it makes me proud to think that I have played a part in him turning out this way. Michelle and I have always stressed the importance of working at hard not just in school but at life is important for him and we have tried to educate him to be a well-rounded, well-informed individual – the key being individual, and not just part of the crowd, and I think he is that way (and if you know Sean, then you know he certainly is individual and one of a kind!).

Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer the question and a special thanks to Troy Aikman, who took the time to answer, sort of. he said he couldn’t really think of anything to be proud of, which I think indicates some modesty on his part since he accomplished a lot in his career but also in his charity work and I am sure with his family, but his answer (or non-answer) spurred quite a few answers from his Twitter followers, which in turn turned a lot of them towards me since he attached my name to his answer. Most were friendly and said nice things about Troy Aikman, or answered the question themselves (many said the same things, they were proud of raising a family, military accomplishments, etc.) and some were a little put out that I even asked him such a question or annoyed that he didn’t mention the Super Bowl. Anyway, it was quite a to-do for a bit, but thanks Troy! Now on to today’s question:

Since today is National Donut Day, what is your favorite donut?

Anyone who knows me knows how I feel about donuts. I know, they aren’t good for you, but who cares, I think they are delicious, and if they are willing to designate a day as Donut Day, I am all for it and everyone should participate! Do you have a favorite donut or donut type? There has to be one that you like to buy or make at home or get from friend who makes them. There are plenty to choose from, so see if you can come up with one and let me know. You can answer on here, or on Facebook or Twitter. I’ll  also ask some people on Twitter and see if they respond. I’ll post my answer tomorrow.

Thanks again to everyone who keeps participating in this little experiment/project/whatever you want to call this blog. I am having fun doing it and I hope you’re having fun reading it. If you ever have anything you want to contribute, leave a comment or drop me a note on Facebook or Twitter or via e-mail at Enjoy the rest of your donut-filled day and don’t forget to do something creative today (maybe make some donuts?)!

2 Responses to “Beaming With Pride Over a Cup of Coffee and a…”

  1. 1 MikeG

    cpkimball Christopher Kimball
    @IguanaFlats Old fashioned nutmeg donut!

  2. 2 MikeG

    conantnyc Scott Conant
    “@IguanaFlats: @conantnyc Since today is National Donut Day, what is your favorite donut?” Anything with coconut! 😀

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