The Brag Basket is our tradition of sharing. Step up and share some good news.
|Baskets in the light.
Photo by cava_cavien.
The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one Feb 10-12, 2012. Have some good news this week? Put it in the Brag Basket. And cheer for each other, OK? I’ll be away from a computer all weekend.
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. We all cheer, and everyone feels great. 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.
This is not an ad. (I delete the ads.) It’s a conversation with friends. So jump in. And remember to cheer for each other.
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Oooooooh, I have one — I’m a freelance editor, and I just finished work on a book about makeup. I learned a TON (I don’t wear much makeup, what I do have are from cheap drugstore brands, and I knew very little about the topic), and I spent my paycheck on some of the high-end basics — I know I have high-quality products now, thanks to the author, and since I limited myself to spending only what I made on the edit, it’s kind of like I educated myself on my own and then got a bunch of makeup for free!
While this might not be something to brag about for everyone, I’m extremely proud of myself for taking steps to show a glowing face to the rest of the world and having the ability to put on a little extra glamour when the situation arises without being frustrated by my lack of a well-rounded collection. One of those “adult” things I’ve since found myself too annoyed with to get into!
Thanks for the opportunity to share!
Becky McCray says
Sarah, congratulations! You did great work and then made a smart investment in yourself.
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