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The Bragging Thread

  1. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Got something to brag about? Here is where to do it. It can be a biggie. It can be something that is only important to you (those are the best).

    I will start.

    1. My hubs get daily views. It doesn't matter if it is only 10 or a 100 or a 1000.. What it means is that I contribute to society every day. Personally, I think that is a very big deal.

    2. I avoided a confrontation at the grocery store a couple days ago. It is amazing what maturity brings.

    3. All bills paid.

    1. moonlake profile image89
      moonlakeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I'm bragging about my husband today he was able to get out of the car today without two men helping him. A great day.

    2. colorfulone profile image89
      colorfuloneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I figured out an emergency plan yesterday after my, Mom was missing for about 1/2 hour (she suffers from dementia and decided to take a walk). Mind you, we live in the wilderness with big forests all around.  She had no idea where she was, but she did find her way back home.

    3. Katya Drake profile image60
      Katya Drakeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Paid all my bills for the month and still have a little bit of money left over! Its pretty awesome!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed.

    4. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      1. Daily views are a real boost to morale to me too. I check daily to see if anyone is reading my posts.
      2. Avoiding confrontation is the best way to make it through the day without regret. Congrats, Para.
      3. Bills are still paid after hubby was laid off last April. The bragging part for me is that he had an important phone interview yesterday that went well and is supposed to have another one with the hiring manager, soon. Thoughts and prayers for his success are much appreciated.
      Peg

      1. Katya Drake profile image60
        Katya Drakeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Peg,

        I will definitely keep your husband in my thoughts and prayers today. It is not fun to be laid off.

        1. PegCole17 profile image91
          PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you so much Katya. It's already working. He just got news that his second phone interview is on Friday. Hooray!
          Faith can move mountains.
          Kind regards,
          Peg

  2. janesix profile image60
    janesixposted 2 years ago

    I've gone two days in a row without being depressed.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Long time, no see. I've missed you.

    2. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That's BEAUTIFUL INDEED!

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 2 years ago

    Surprisingly I have a few things for a change.

    Won a Hubbie or two - thanks to my mates, sold a Zazzle thing, one of my blogs is now doing better than one of my HP accounts, made my first stick man video on YouTube, had some nice comments without really fishing too much, avoided serious forum rows, making some dollars...

    That's enough bragging from me.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Very well done!

      I've been hearing about Zazzle for years. Ya just gave the final impetus for me putting it on my to-do list.

      1. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
        LuisEGonzalezposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I see you've changed your avatar...I liked the other one better, although I also like to play chess....anyway......nice to see you in the forums.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Spot may very well return.

          Meanwhile, I have started a new hub.  For me, that is a very big deal.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      New background, Mr. Ewbie, but that same smiling face! smile

  4. Marketing Merit profile image88
    Marketing Meritposted 2 years ago

    After years of apathy, I actually went online and changed by car and home insurance providers, in the past week, and have saved myself over £700 per year! wink
    (Mind you, am kicking myself for not doing it sooner!)

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Been there. Done that. Next, dump your cable company. I did a year or so ago. I went Netflix. I mean seriously, $8 versus $80 a month. Do Chromecast to get it to your TV I believe, not sure, @Netflix, you owe me big time.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    This guy just followed me. http://travelman1971.hubpages.com/ An old timer. No, I will not post the link of anyone else that follows me today. big_smile

  6. Dale Hyde profile image84
    Dale Hydeposted 2 years ago

    I was out and about today and somehow managed to dodge all of the warm tropical showers we are having today. smile  One problem with that brag however, is that I did so well, the rain did not hit my home and water my yard, flowers or veggies!

  7. Suzanne Day profile image97
    Suzanne Dayposted 2 years ago

    I am proud of myself because I started editing one of my old hubs that definitely needed work. I am not into editing my old hubs, it is depressing and I would rather delete it. It's hard to come up with new words when you feel you've said it all already. But this hub needed a refresh quite badly and I really didn't want to dump it.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I know the feeling. Sometimes I just paste the whole thing into Google Drive for spell checking. I have not been amused by what I found.

    2. Katya Drake profile image60
      Katya Drakeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Refreshing old hubs is not always fun while your doing it but it feels great when you're done! You have an updated, refreshed Hub! To me that feels great. Good job!!

  8. Barbara Kay profile image87
    Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago

    1. My husband is retiring October 1st. We saved big time the last couple of years, saving every penny we could. Since he will only be 62, that is a big one for us.

    2. On the way to work today my husband had an accident and I didn't freak out. He's alright, but the vehicle is smashed up. Now I don't have a car. Years back I would have gotten wound up about this.

    3. I hit 1.5 million views just recently. The first million was a lot easier than the last half, since I've been hit by Google so many times. So many of my hubs were copied and that may have hurt.

    That is enough bragging for one day.

  9. brakel2 profile image85
    brakel2posted 2 years ago via iphone

    One of two hearing aids got back from repair shop today. My body is so balanced, I could walk a tightrope. Lol. It was worth the cashola I paid originally. Everyone with hearing problems needs a Starkey. They are the greatest. My swimming background messed up my hearing.

  10. Kalafina profile image79
    Kalafinaposted 2 years ago

    I made it through my first CSD physical therapy without fainting! Even the PT was impressed. Then the car ride home triggered it really bad but I made it inside to a bathroom BEFORE throwing up. Sounds pathetic but I am honestly proud to have made it through. Only 7 more weeks of PT to go!

  11. esmonaco profile image71
    esmonacoposted 2 years ago

    I just updated another one of my squidoo lenses into a beautiful Hub!

    1. Kalafina profile image79
      Kalafinaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Isn't that an amazing feeling? I love it when I finish taking a lens and making it an even better Hub!

  12. lisavollrath profile image93
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    Blood drawn for testing: check.
    Driver's license renewed: check.
    Two small recipe lenses merged into a nice, long hub: check.

  13. bwhite062007 profile image88
    bwhite062007posted 2 years ago

    I just got my first editors choice hub! That felt good

  14. JustLivingOnline profile image81
    JustLivingOnlineposted 2 years ago

    Just got accepted into AdSense.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That is worthy. AdSense is one tough town these days.

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    LisaKeatingposted 2 years ago

    I just got my first paperback copy of my ebook. I used CreateSpace to convert it.  Feels good to have a real copy to hold!

    1. lisavollrath profile image93
      lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You know, I've done 11 books through CreateSpace, and that feeling never gets old. Congratulations!

      If you don't have one, get yourself an Amazon author page. It's very handy for pointing people towards all your work, and makes your name clickable on Amazon. Apply at authorcentral.amazon.com.

      1. profile image0
        LisaKeatingposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I did not know about that. I'll look into it. Thanks!

  16. angryelf profile image83
    angryelfposted 2 years ago

    1) Even though I was running late for work, I followed this car into my work parking lot (a big chain grocery store), and parked near her when she finallyyyyy parked; I then rushed to follow her in, in order to catch her and let her know her tail lights/brake lights/turn signals were hardly working (so dim I could hardly tell she was turning/braking)... She was relieved to know.

    2) I rescued my boyfriend from work, his car wouldn't start, so I picked him up and we came home smile Hopefully my stepdad will be able to easily figure it out and fix it! We're car illiterate... unfortunately... hmm

  17. Glenda Motsavage profile image81
    Glenda Motsavageposted 2 years ago

    I became a first-time Grandma this year.  My looooong awaited 5 month old Grandson (Apollo) slept at grammy's house last night.  I survived the 2AM feeding, the 5AM feeding, the poo-poo diapers (this little guy will NOT lay still for a minute!), the turkey and rice baby food (without gagging myself!), and walking/bouncing him for a full hour in order for him to take a half-hour cat-nap.  I waited 56 years for this moment - and wouldn't trade it for the world!

    1. Marketing Merit profile image88
      Marketing Meritposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I am due to become a Grandmother, for the first time, in a couple of months...so I share your joy! wink

    2. profile image0
      LisaKeatingposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I strongly suggest the Merlin Sleepsuit. It really is a miracle for active sleepers.

  18. PurvisBobbi44 profile image91
    PurvisBobbi44posted 2 years ago

    I am thankful for my sister Paula who is a two time breast cancer survivor and the fact she cared for me through my broken leg saga. She drove me around 300 miles one way to the hospital for surgery, doctor appoints and to rehab so I could learn to walk again. My leg has a plate and two screws in it and I had the best surgeon in the world---I am thankful for him. My sister is an Angel---I am nine years older than Paula and she was always my baby growing up. I know the great feeling of sisterly love. I love her beyond words. I am thankful for my hub friends, FB friends and Google+ friends and followers. And, for the blessings of my God.

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I love what people are bragging about on this thread, especially posts like yours about truly meaningful events.  The Internet is just the Internet.  Nothing more. Not really important in the Big Picture.

      (The only thing I can brag about right now is filing 175 DMCA requests in the past 48 hours. What a waste of life's precious hours!)

      1. Barbara Kay profile image87
        Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        How awful! Isn't that tiresome and like you said, such a waste of time.

  19. Sed-me profile image81
    Sed-meposted 2 years ago

    This verse came to mind, so this will be my grateful boast today. smile

    "If they want to brag, they should brag that they understand and know me. They should brag that I, the LORD, act out of love, righteousness, and justice on the earth. This kind of bragging pleases me, declares the LORD."
    Jeremiah 9:24
    GOD'S WORD Translation

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      A translation of Biblical verses is an interpretation.  The word your translation interprets as "brag" is not an accurate interpretation.  The Hebrew word is:
      הלל
      and it means 'glory' or 'praiseful glory.'  It was used in musical liturgy in the Temple of Jerusalem and is used today in songs of praiseful glory. It has nothing to do with personally bragging about something.

      To have a better understanding of this Hebrew word, see:
      http://biblehub.com/interlinear/jeremiah/9.htm
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallel
      http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/7109-hallel

      1. Sed-me profile image81
        Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, you're absolutely right... Ive read many translations and "to glory in" is very common. They are not different meanings. I'm not sure what you thought my purpose was in posting that verse, but there's little to quarrel with. It was just a personal thought I had in response to the OP. There was no contention intended at all.

        1. Writer Fox profile image78
          Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I know.  But, quoting something attributed to the God of Israel must be done with complete accuracy.  If not, it can be dangerous to the one quoting.

          1. Sed-me profile image81
            Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            It was a direct quote from the Bible. If you don't like the translation, you'll have to take it up with several different biblical translations. I have no problem understanding that they have the same meaning. You may be confused about the possibilities of the word "brag". In any event, as I said, I find no reason to find contention here, and I wish you a good day. smile

            1. Writer Fox profile image78
              Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              The word 'brag' is entirely different in Hebrew and I'm not confused about that.  Neither is Google:
              https://translate.google.com/#en/iw/Brag

              If you want to find out more about it, you could post something in the religious forum and probably get further insight.

  20. JustLivingOnline profile image81
    JustLivingOnlineposted 2 years ago

    Hence the problem with the Bible, people can interpret it many different ways.  As we have seen in Today's world, many times the words are twisted to justify bad behavior.   
    While one might choose to ignore passages about it being a sin to cut your hair, shave, eat shellfish, drink alcohol, work on Sundays, get remarried after a divorce, lose your virginity before marriage, or wear gold- they will stand in the streets protesting about someone's sexual preference.  It is a messed up world.

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      There is no such passage in the Bible.  But, there are dozens of references about the prohibitions for working on the Sabbath, from Friday at sundown until Saturday at sundown. neutral

    2. JustLivingOnline profile image81
      JustLivingOnlineposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Better read closer.  All the references exist.

  21. jennabee25 profile image82
    jennabee25posted 2 years ago

    For me, I would like to brag about how I recently reached 100 posts on my one blog.  I'm really happy that I've stuck with it!

  22. SmartAndFun profile image91
    SmartAndFunposted 2 years ago

    I was going to brag that I resisted the temptation to gripe about people who manage to turn such a kind, sweet little thread into a religious debate... but...

    C'mon, y'all. Take it outside. sad

    1. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      smart & fun.....Oh yeah.  The way I see it, you can still brag. You didn't officially take it to the level of unacceptable.   I would like to brag about the vow I made to myself to GIVE up on the Forums altogether, the very next time any post is hijacked by "Religious-related" comments, or just Religion in general.....most especially when they get entirely out of control and completely off topic! 
      This thread hasn't actually qualified quite yet.  It seems to have stopped for the time being.
      I owe a few of my hubber friends 5 bucks.  They ALL told me to simply NOT visit the forums EVER, due to the constant insistence and tenacity (plus "annoyance") of those who will slide religion into a thread anyway, anytime & for whatever unrelated reason possible.   I can obviously brag about having smart hubber friends with excellent advice. That's a good thing!

  23. sara0129 profile image61
    sara0129posted 2 years ago

    Its a beautiful day here in Texas. One more lens changed to Hub and it looks good.

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      May the eyes of Texas be upon you!

      1. PegCole17 profile image91
        PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        All the live long day...
        smile

        1. Writer Fox profile image78
          Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          And you cannot get away

          1. profile image0
            LisaKeatingposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Do not think you can escape them...

            1. Writer Fox profile image78
              Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              From night till early in the morn

  24. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    I just checked Analytics. I hit a 4-month traffic high yesterday. Good riddance to summer.

  25. Cari Kay 11 profile image94
    Cari Kay 11posted 2 years ago

    Congratulations PegCole!  Praying!

    1. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Cari Kay.
      Peg

  26. PinkstonePictures profile image76
    PinkstonePicturesposted 2 years ago

    Now all my content has moved over to HubPages from Squidoo I'd like to brag that I've just finished formatting and addressing any issues to make all my hubs HubPage compliant. Love how easy the navigation and UI is here to correct any problems.

  27. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 2 years ago

    I am happy today like I usually am. Healthy.

  28. Penny Sebring profile image89
    Penny Sebringposted 2 years ago

    I got enough content to be approved for my AdSense account! This makes me happy.

  29. Kalafina profile image79
    Kalafinaposted 2 years ago

    Got in two hours of work on my quilt and was first to see the ultrasound of my new nephew!

 
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