"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us." ~ Jane Austen You can tell a lot about a person by participating in a sporting …
Pride, Passion and Happiness: The Disappearing Artisan
Look at the world you center. Do you take great pride in it? Do you sweep the sidewalk at the storefront of your life daily, at daybreak? Do you polish the doorlatch to your home and straighten the welcome mat for friends and enemies? Do you feel you have the opportunity, nay the responsibility to aim to be the very best [enter your job title here] that ever walked the earth? If so, kudos to you. If not, get to it. (And have a wonderful day.)
The Little Prince – How to be a Valuable Person
Think about these points today, but do not dwell on them, as their converse unlocks the joy and wonderment of a noteworthy and memorable life. Be deliberate about appreciating the capabilities of those around you, have pride in your fellows, embrace and share your own value, care for that which you are borrowing from those who follow you in the future, take time to smell the roses, breath out and dare to engage with life...with vigor, creativity and gusto!