Definitions: (1) feeling pleasure or satisfaction over an honorable or creditable accomplishment of another; exultant; (2) having or showing self-respect or self-esteem for a personal success; (3) stately, majestic, or magnificent; (4) full of vigor and spirit; elated; kvell: Yiddish, “happy and proud”

Too Far: pride, the sin of; smug

• 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 (1775–1817) English novelist
• The true artist is not proud: he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal, and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun. — Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) German composer and pianist

Tip: Say, “I’m proud of you” to your children and others who deserve it.

Color: green