Have good news? Share it in the Brag Basket

The Brag Basket is our tradition of sharing. The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one Nov 30-Dec 2, 2012. Have some good news this week? Put it in the Brag Basket.

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We’re a bit off center, ourselves. :)
Photo (CC) by jumpinjimmyjava

Don’t hold back because of that word, “brag.” When you hold back, you hide your good news and accomplishments that might inspire others. Even though I call this the Brag Basket, it’s not really about bragging. It’s about sharing.

What can you do in the Brag Basket?

  • introduce yourself
  • share some great news from this week
  • congratulate a friend
  • laugh about something wonderful that you tried that failed
  • applaud for each other

Speak up and add yourself or another deserving soul in the comments. It lets you meet each other a bit. Reading each others’ stories brings us a bit closer to being a community.

How does it work? You write a comment on this post. We all cheer, and everyone feels great.

This is not an ad. (I delete the ads.) If you talk more about the people involved than the things, you’ll be fine.

It’s a conversation with friends. So jump in. And remember to cheer for each other.

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About Becky McCray

Becky started Small Biz Survival in 2006 to share rural business and community building stories and ideas with other small town business people. She and her husband own a retail liquor store in Alva, Oklahoma, and a small cattle ranch nearby. Becky is an international speaker on small business.
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  1. says

    This week I wrote TWO blog posts that I am proud of. The first, about dealing with depression and the holidays, which led me to talk about some very personal things in a public forum, but got great feedback. In the second post, I talked about why I blog, which in a nutshell, is to connect people to small businesses, people to people and people to ideas.

  2. says

    Well, first off let me say I really want Ernestine to know that her blogging about dealing with depression during the holidays is really timely, because there is at least a tinge of that in all of us, and it can grow and be a looming presence, or we can nip it with awareness. So thank you Ernestine.
    Second, I have been procrastinating on my visit here – so here I am – congratulations Wayne! No big deal, but then most the things we put off are like that – no big deal, but the putting of them off is the big deal…so, you can tell I studied writing with Marguerite Young, cuz her #1 rule was – “never say in 5 words what you can say in 500!…and don’t forget to throw in the kitchen sink!” – well, now, I digress.
    A few weeks ago I had a big time (to me) revelation:
    “I CAN KEEP A SECRET!” Over a span of four decades I have kept the letters that the diarist/novelist/icon Anais Nin wrote to me, full of confidences that she asked me to keep until 30 years after her death….well, all the “secrets” in them are now public fodder – but what I discovered was I had kept them to myself for over 30 years during which they were not. Somehow, I took that as a good thing, and it allowed me to feel pretty good about myself (which is itself fairly rare, I will confess…) – well, there ya are, I’ve gone and bragged.
    Where else could I so indulge myself but here in the Brag Basket?
    So at this moment I feel a big gratitude in my heart to you Becky, for keeping this resource open to anyone who wants to stop by!
    Thanks!
    Wayne

    • says

      Wayne, it is always fun to read your stories; they are more like adventures! Congratulations on being able to keep a secret, for 30 years, no less. Remarkable! And Wayne, you ought to feel pretty good about yourself every day. I stand in awe of your dedication to practice, your willingness to share, and your ability to produce beauty.