7 Deadly Sins: Pride

20 Oct

Pride [prayhd] noun
a high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity,
importance, merit, or superiority, 
whether as cherished in
the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.

Why Kate Sincerely thinks Pride’s considered a deadly sin:

We’re all familiar with the sentiment “the first step to solving any problem is to admit that there is one”, and though we all heard that, we still keep our problems buried. We say things like how we don’t want to burden people with our issues, but a lot of the time that’s just a cover we use when we’re embarrassed of the cards we’ve been dealt.

Some of my Recent Sins:

Gabe and I seem to have money problems every other month; it’s like when we do get caught up another expense comes along. Most recently: both vehicles not wanting to start. Although we could really use some a lot of help getting caught up again, I haven’t really asked anyone since I feel like I’m always asking. This may or may not really be the case, but my pride makes me think otherwise.

Mr. Logan that Monday evening

Mr. Logan that Monday evening

On the 14TH our son had to have two of his teeth taken out because they were broken. I kept this off my facebook (or tried to) because I didn’t want to be asked a lot of questions or look like I’m a bad mother. My family knew about it and I vented to a few pen pals, but that was all my pride could handle. And though I’m sharing this now, I still would appreciate not being questioned about this. All you need to know is that the problem teeth were removed, Logan wasn’t happy that morning but has been fine ever since, and I still feel like a bad mother but with any luck I’ll look back on this time and be proud of what we did for the little guy.

It’s possible that I cried a little as I wrote this; it’s been a tough week for me in the pride department! If you’re struggling with something, you really should confide in someone. They may not make your problem go away, but you might feel somewhat better. If you really want to take pride in yourself, take care of yourself.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~


13 Responses to “7 Deadly Sins: Pride”

  1. Deborah 10/20/2013 at 9:12 am #

    Nice display of courage! Without taking too much credit, I’m proud of you!

  2. Carl D'Agostino 10/20/2013 at 9:18 am #

    There are aspects of pride that are negative. There are alternative understandings that are positive and healthy such as the attitude to do one’s best in all things with craftsmanship which elevates self worth as well as worth attributed to us by others. A pride that disallows us from seeking help as being shameful is not healthy. And naturally there is a vast difference between egocentric pride and self respect.

  3. John Halvorson 10/20/2013 at 10:09 am #

    Howdy, Tater! SO….what sins are left? You’re working on the Seven Deadly Sins….you’ve heard of the Cardinal Sins? Doesn’t pertain to baseball. Love Dad

  4. dawn060861 10/20/2013 at 12:21 pm #

    (hugs) Pride, we have struggled for the last 5 years since my Husband lost his business, we had to swallow our pride once and ask for help from my parents, I was devestated but so desperate we had no choice,no questions just wishing your Son well xxx that was a very emotive post xxx

    • Sincerely Kate 10/20/2013 at 1:22 pm #

      Thanks for the hugs and well-wishes– I hope you and yours have been doing well, too!

  5. bearspawprint 10/29/2013 at 3:40 pm #

    That is not pride. Caring for your child is being a good Mother. Three of my four boys had teeth out as toddlers. $$$ and traumatic, but it needed doing. Zero bad after effects. Well, except I still cry privately, no time then …. I’m 64. I’m glad you found a good pediatric dentist. Hugs, Bear

    • Sincerely Kate 10/29/2013 at 3:59 pm #

      Keeping it to myself (for the most part) is where the pride had something to do with it, but like you said it needed doing and that matters more than how I look and feel as a mother. The little guy has to have some cavities filled early December, and with any luck we’ll be over this ordeal soon 🙂

      • bearspawprint 10/31/2013 at 5:10 pm #

        I hope and pray that is so. Hugs, Bear———
        ps Why do you think people evolved with primary teeth?

      • Sincerely Kate 11/01/2013 at 6:02 am #

        Because they like steak too much for their baby teeth to handle it? 😛

  6. Aussa Lorens 11/01/2013 at 2:09 pm #

    I used to be the queen of not sharing anything with anyone for fear of looking weak or incompetent, so I totally get this. Of course, now I blog so I’m just like “LOOK AT ALL MY ISSUES!!!”

    • Sincerely Kate 11/01/2013 at 5:53 pm #

      Haha, love your comment. I’ll have to check out your issu… I mean blog 🙂


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