The Brag Basket is our tradition of sharing. The things we share are our gifts to each other.
|Shiny new baskets for a new year.
Photo by Sean Dreilinger.
The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one Jan 6-8, 2012. Have some good news this week? Put it in the Brag Basket.
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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Mike Poynton says
I have two proposals in the making for this week and next and 3 very satisfied customers! I’ve dropped 5 lbs. in the last week while gaining muscle. My wife, daughter and niece who lives with us are all in wonderful health and spirits. I’ll be walking on the beach today, enjoying the hot sun and wonderful folks down here in Costa Rica where I live. How’s that – for a start!
Chris S. Cornell says
Thanks, Becky for all the great content you are responsible for every year. I continue to send friends and peers links to your sites — you truly are someone who is contributing to the well-being of your own communities, as well as communities across the USA and beyond.
My latest little project is a 366-day photo-blog that was inspired by a bunch of my social media friends. An interesting twist is that I’m doing it with my wife Connie — each of us will post a single image a day for the entire year. So far, we’ve already learned quite a bit (and not just photography). This year we are both going to slow down long enough to smell (and see) the roses. http://cornellsays.com/category/366-in-2012/
Sarah Kolb says
This week I:
1) completed a nearly-year-long task of writing 50 distinct pages (state-specific) about small business;
2) completed my calorie-burning goal I’ve been working on through my Xbox fitness program;
3) knocked December’s freelance editing load down from 4 to 1 (I usually tackle just one project ever 1-2 months — phew!); and to top it all off —
4) I’m presenting my honeymoon-destination research and strong preference (Seattle, please) to my fiance over our already-paid-for-Crowd-Cut-style oyster dinner this evening.
Until I started formulating this comment, I hadn’t fully realized what a successful week it’s been — I might just make this a habit! Thanks for giving me this reminder to reflect. :)
Becky McCray says
Mike, that’s a great start! Congrats!
Chris, thank you for those very kind words. Very much appreciated. And good luck with your joint photo-a-day project. Keep us updated on it!
Sarah, congratulations on a great week! You are right on target with why I created the Brag Basket: to get us to review our week, and recognize our accomplishments.
Wayne McEvilly says
My big advances seem miniscule – just a series of realizations that it is the doing of small things well that add up – in my case to a really good week of piano practice – That’s it.