This daily prompt asked when someone last said they were proud of you. I can’t remember specific instances, but I know there are a few folks who say this to me in their own ways even if they don’t use these specific words. I often tell my son I’m proud of him, especially when I know that he worked hard to accomplish something. Whether it was a good grade on a test or perfecting a magic trick.
I think that this is one of those areas where you just have to pay it forward. Tell more people that you are proud of them, they tell others and soon enough you start to hear it on occasion too.