The Gift of Bragging

April 17, 2012

in the generous life

I’m honestly not sure how this started, but lately my husband and I have just been bragging about each other more. We praised each other for our attitudes when working on the taxes (neither one of us ran in circles screaming, we stayed calm and considerate, it was lovely). We just keep finding things to say about each other that reflects appreciation or encouragement for good change.

As I said, I’m not sure how it started, but one way to get something started like that in your home, is just to start. You do it. Watch your husband and look for good things to say about him and to him. You can’t make another respond in kind, but you can pave the way and most of the time you create an atmosphere that makes it easier for others to do likewise.

The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.  James M. Barrie

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Lori Ferguson April 17, 2012 at 4:05 am

I love this one! We never hesitate to share the good stuff about our kids. Why not for our spouse? We married this person and we’re involved in their everyday life, influencing their future – if we don’t brag… Who will?

Thank you!


Kim April 17, 2012 at 5:01 am

I wonder if we have to be constantly reminded to brag on and cherish our spouses because we just take them for granted? I am guilty of this, so I am very grateful for these reminders! Thanks so much.


JennyBean April 17, 2012 at 6:12 am

What if my man won’t let me brag about him? He is going through a rough time so I try to always make a point to commend him on his wonderful qualities and accomplishments…I want him to know he is my hero. But he says he doesn’t really like it when I do that. :(


Fawn April 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Love this quote, Lori: “The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.” So true! So true!


ginger April 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm

i love this. my husband’s love language is words of affirmation and to help our relationship a few months ago i decided to make it my goal to let him know every time he does something i appreciated, it’s so great because when i’m making the point to say that i like something i get to have an even deeper more lasting experience of it :) i love letting my husband know i think he is awesome! and i love bragging to other people about him because it makes me notice more just how amazing he really is!


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