I don't to use this blog as a place to discuss deep and thoughtful topics very often.
Mostly, this is due to my attempts to keep perspective and keep focused on all the good in my life.
I think that is important. There is always so much for which to be thankful.
Today, it is worth considering the damage that pride does to a person, to their marriage and in their life generally.
Pride grows from insecurity.
As though it will shield you from your weaknesses.
It provides false comfort in the illusion of independence and self sufficiency.
Not only is it a completely self indulgent and selfish pursuit, it cheats you out of the joy of receiving and being part of a team.
Pride manifests its self in defensive behaviour and criticising others.
Building a crooked and unsteady wall to avoid relating to others and causing rifts between those who care.
Pride cheats you out of true companionship and leaves both you and those who would try to build a relationship with you with a sour taste and little room for growth.
Let go of pride: over money, over physical strength, over martyrdom in the family home, over who works harder or who has suffered most greatly.
To quote a popular lyric, 'The race is long, and in the end, it is only with your self.'