I'm not going to wait to say this.
And I'm not going to say it behind your back.
It's too easy to do it those ways.
It's too easy to care about someone (or have a problem with someone) but either say it when they can't hear you, or not say it at all.
So, I'm going to do this the hard way.
I'm going to take a risk and not only tell you that I'm proud of you...
I'm going to tell you why.
I'm proud of you for making the choice that you made the day you and I crossed each other's path.
I'm proud that you went left when you could of went right, as they say.
I'm proud that you showed up (for both of us:).
I'm proud that we smiled at one another, felt a vibe with one another and that led to the next step.
I'm proud that regardless of whether I see you every day, or if many many days have passed...you took the time to open this email to hear (read) what's on my mind and in my heart.
And it would be deeply human to tell someone today you are proud of them.
That might just be the thing they need to put a smile on their face:)