What’s the last thing you did that you thought you deserved at least a little bit of praise for?
It could have been something as small as performing a random act of kindness or maybe you did something at work that was important but flew under the radar?
We all like that once in a while, right?
Folks on AskReddit admitted the small achievements they’d like a pat on the back for.
1. Trimming it down.
“Trimming 7 years (so far!) off our mortgage through minor payment tweaks and tax return lump sum payments. It takes planning and discipline, but means we’ll both be able to retire without house debt.
Planning to surprise SO with this next year once I get it down a little further.”
2. Good for you.
“Drug addict for the last 10 years, tomorrow marks 2 months clean.
May not sound like a long time but it’s longest I’ve gone ever.”
3. Essential worker.
“My job is sort of essential.
I support software that is used by many hospitals and medical facilities. I’ve pretty much worked every day and made sure our sh*t didn’t blow up whole covid wrecked shop.
I get no mention. I get no praise but I’m happy to keep helping fight the fight.”
4. I’m loving it!
“I ate a McDonald’s double cheeseburger in one bite after my wife said “there’s no way you can eat that in one bite”.”
5. Nice work!
“I finally got the courage to apply to, interview for, and accept a new job.
And I quit the job I’ve had for a decade.”
6. Doing well.
“I’ve been making a point to try and shower every day.
It doesn’t seem like much, but when I’m going through a rough bout of depression.
It’s the biggest accomplishment I can muster and I’m very proud of myself and my current level of stinky-ness (current stink level: not stinky!! Yay)”
7. That’s nice.
“I sometimes give a smile or a wink to people when I walk past them, everytime I see that they smile.
Nice to brighten up people’s day. “
8. Breaking a bad habit.
“I’ve been biting my nails all of my life and have finally stopped.
I always feel a little silly to show my friends and be like, look, I have nails!”
9. On the way up!
“I can poach the f*ck out of an egg.
I enrolled into an awesome program at my uni, working in a multicultural group, way out of my comfort zone, but an amazing experience.
Started to fix my f*cked up teeth (braces and a corticotomy).”
10. Very good!
“With hard work, I managed not only to save 20k but also improve my credit score to the high 700s from the low 600 the year before.”
11. A big accomplishment.
“Got accepted into 2 of the most prestigious universities in my country for free.
I wasn’t expecting a party or anything but a congratulations would’ve been nice.”
12. No easy feat.
“I was ranked #1 in preliminary rounds at my college debate tournament and was ranked the #1 top speaker
So judges ranked a debater from 1-30 for how well you spoke, 30 being the best.
Then if people are tied in wins, the speaker points are tiebreakers. I was ranked as the #1 best speaker.”
“This morning I finished the first question of my film midterm in almost exactly the time I gave myself for it (I was actually around ten minutes early).
I have ADHD, and very poor planning/time management skills.
This kind of thing almost never happens to me.”
Is there anything you’d like to be patted on the back for?
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