What's the proudest moment in a friendship? Ok, well, maybe not the proudest but nonetheless a proud moment. The moment you truly feel proud to have that particular person as a person. The moment that you realized that they did listen, they did take their time to learn about you. For me, it was the moment when a friend casually slipped a few trivial details about me when we were meeting new people or a comment while doing something and etc.
Like, when we're talking about insects, that person would look at me and said "You hate insects, right?" And then looked at the others and annouced that I hate insects. Which would make the whole group sorta laugh at it but I wasn't offended. Coz I do and it's not somethig I'm ashamed about.
Or when I was telling a new friend the reason why I don't join clubs or circles at the university, he would interrupted and said that I don't like being tied down, that I do what I want, whenever I want. Again, that is true and although it kinda hit me that I maybe have some commitment issue, I was touched that the person noticed.
Or when we're eating together and when that person saw me with something I don't like, that person would say. "Oh, that's right! You don't drink milk!" I don't and thank you for noticing!
Or when we're shopping and that person would look at the cloth I'm holding, thinking whether to buy it or not and say "That is so you." I never noticed I like that kind of clothes but now that you mention it, half of my closet is filled with clothes like that.
And so many moments that I couldn't quite recall right now.
I'm proud that they had said those things because I showed that they noticed things about me, they learnt what I like and dislike and they take the time to learn about me; things that you do when you're in relationship. And the way they say it, in a confident but also casual at the same time kinda way makes me feel that that person is somewhat proud to be my friend, proud to know those small things about me. Maybe it's just me, but I truly appreciate this kind of gesture, they maybe small but it has a big effect on me.
So, to you. (Of course, there's more than one person!)
Thank you for noticing those little things about me. I'm touched that you noticed my quirks, the things that I'm both aware of and not aware of. And I'm too do notice a few things here and there about you too.