The Brag Basket is our tradition of sharing. The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one Nov 2-4, 2012. Have some good news this week? Put it in the Brag Basket.
|Don’t be a square! Add some good news!
Photo (CC) by Harvard Avenue
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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Micah Choquette says
Can subtraction + Addition = more Addition? It’s worked for me.
A couple of weeks ago, I had to fire a client. I’d been working for her for almost a year and we were never able to get on the same wavelength as far as her needs and my skills. After a particularly stressful week, I decided it would be best to let her go.
About the same time, I listened to a pastor at my church talk about the importance of slowing down in order to hear from God. His recipe for this was:
1: Journal first thing in the morning. Keep it to one page.
2: Write your prayers out before you pray them.
3: Use your journal as a guide on what to pray for.
So unsurprisingly, one of the prayers on my first day of journaling was for God to bless my relationships and open new doors for me.
The verdict? Wow.
I so wish that I could share how this has come true in my own life, but the time’s not right. I’ll save it for another brag basket but for now, let me assure you – this has become a turning point in my life.
On second thought, I can share a couple of highlights: The first is I got to have a personal chat with @jamesdalman, who some of you may know. Listening to him share his heart and plans for the future was inspiring. The other was getting to meet and spend a lunch with @gvennerholm, who’s been a long-time inspiration to me in design. That was like crossing out something off the bucket list.
So anyway, it’s only beginning. So much more to come.
Becky McCray says
Micah, that’s an interesting formula. And I’m so glad you connected with James Dalman, another terrific fellow. Can’t wait to hear more!