A few weeks ago he wrote this post about A Brag Table and not only did I love it a lot, I also loved the comments that the post received.
Because basically? He gave every one of his readers a chance to brag a little. About themselves.
And it didn’t matter if someone said, “I was the emcee for the Harlem Globetrotters” or “I just managed to bake my first edible loaf of bread,” every single brag was welcome. And I loved it. I loved reading words by people who took the chance to throw modesty to the wind (for a change) and mention things they were proud of.
So today? It’s your turn. It’s time for my wonderful Smithellaneous readers to chime in and share one (or two or three) things you’re proud of. I’ve included a few sample comments from Jon’s blog to give you the basic idea and jump start your thinking (and bragging) process.
1. I just got my first apartment! I'm learning to be a grown up!
2. I acted really well in a play I was in!
3. I rebounded after a mental breakdown last year. I chose not to go back to the stressful job, but have instead begun writing about the whole ordeal with the hope that I can help others avoid such a situation (mainly caused by stress and overwork). I have produced 2 eBooks and working on another!
4. I am a new mom to a 2 month old who has been through the ER, NICU, thrush, feeding probs, allergies and reflux... And I proud to have made it through the first two months because they have been the hardest and most glorious of my life!
5. I got out of bed today. No scoffing. It was a major accomplishment. MS has been kicking pretty hard lately.6. I won over thirty trophies for soccer when I was in elementary
school! Seriously, I did.
7. Last week I made it to all of my college classes, did all my homework, worked as a tutor for elementary school kids, and started a new side business! I've never felt so accomplished- I did all that despite my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome!
8. I organize Thanksgiving dinners for 5 needy families. My Bible study group cooks, bakes, fries, and delivers everything needed for a feast.
9. Years ago I discovered as a young mother; we were afraid to "brag" about our husbands or our children, so we got into the habit of complaining about them. Finally I spoke -up and we decided that it was okay to share positive things.I have been married 30 years. I have two children who are responsible adults with jobs. They take their Christian walk seriously. I have a challenging job that keeps me dependent on God.
Leave a brag and then come back later and see what your fellow Smithellaneous peeps are proud of. Can’t wait to hear from you!
One More Thing. . .
One of the great things about blogging is the networking that goes on and the support that bloggers give each other. And knowing that and trying to always do that, yesterday I still somehow managed to overlook two opportunities to do that.
Opportunity One: When I posted our final Christmas picture in yesterday’s blog, I neglected to mention that I had sent an unedited version of that photo to Pam, a long time, loyal reader, and asked her to work her magic on it with her great editing skills. I’ve asked her over the past several months for several little favors like that and she has always so sweet to work on my projects, even in the midst of her incredibly hectic life.
And so I would like to say a great big public thank you to Pam and also point you to her Photography Business Website and her blog. Pam is a massively gifted photographer and I know you’ll love her work. Her pictures always make me smile.
I’ve tried to convince her to come live in Manteo so she can give me photography/Photoshop lessons but for some reason she seems to feel compelled to stay in Georgia. Sigh.
Opportunity Two: The other person I mentioned yesterday (without posting a blog link) was Sue Guenther, a woman who has been through so much hardship and yet maintains a sparkling, vibrant, faith-filled attitude. If you want to read some inspirational, funny, excellent writing, stop by her blog and spend a few minutes there. You’ll leave uplifted—I promise you that.
So Pam and Sue, thanks for being such great ladies; I’m ever so happy to have you in the Smithellaneous Family.