What Makes You Great? Plus a Giveaway #GreatGrains

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post Great Grains Cereal for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hi Everyone,

Today my post is a little different than normal.  I usually post a recipe, but today I thought we could discuss why you are so great?  Don’t be shy, you know you’re a great person. In all actuality this is kind of hard for me to write, since I am not modest and I’m kind of shy when it comes to compliments.  But I thought I would give this a try.

Well what makes me great?  I don’t think I’m great, but I think I am a true and genuine person.  I try my hardest to be the best person that I can be.  I hold the door open for strangers, I always say thank you, I appreciate the small things that people do for me and above all I try to make people happy.  How do I do that?  By showing appreciation and gratitude!   Other small things that I do is smile, share a joke, try to cheer people up and my biggest thing I do to let someone know I care is bake or cook for them.  Does this stuff make me great?  Maybe?  But to me, this is life and this is who I am.

Great Grains Cereal

I teamed up with Post Great Grains Cereal to show why we are great.  They did a survey with a 1000 woman 40 and up about why they are great.  Here are some of the results.  I think these are remarkable.

  • 73 percent of women have reinvented themselves after turning 40.  In fact, 80 percent of women love themselves more now than they did 10 years ago, according to a survey by Wakefield Research for Post Great Grains Cereal.

  • As for those “learning experiences” along the way? Maybe they weren’t so bad after all.  86 percent of women agreed that their mistakes that led to failures were worth the learning experience

  • While it’s important for women to surround themselves with people who will boost them up, that boost doesn’t always have to come from friends and family.  When they need a good laugh, 59 percent of women would turn to their significant other.

Great Grains Cereal

While making my post I also did a little sampling of Post Great Grains Cereal.  They have 8 varieties of cereal.

  • Great Grains Digestive Blend Berry Medley
  • Great Grains Digestive Blend Vanilla Graham,
  • Great Grains Protein Blend Honey, Oats and Seeds
  • Great Grains Protein Blend Cinnamon Crunch
  • Great Grains Cranbery Almond Crunch
  • Great Grains Crunchy Pecans
  • Great Grains Raisins Dates & Pecans
  • Great Grains Banana Crunch Nut

I didn’t get to test them all but I did try a few, like the Digestive Blend Vanilla Graham, Protein Blend Honey, Oats and Seed and Cranberry Almond Crunch. I have to say, I thought the vanilla one would be my favorite, but you know what I fell in love with the Honey, Oats and Seeds.  It tastes like it is homemade. The wheat flakes and clusters taste like they are toasted and there are little almond slices and pumpkin seeds.  I love it on my yogurt or just grabbing a handful.

Great Grains Cereal

I am pretty happy with the variety of Post Great Grains Cereal, especially the Digestive and Protein Blends.  they are full of 5 – 6 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein and contain whole grains that help support a healthy metabolism.  Score!!  Anything to whip up that metabolism.  🙂

One last thing I wanted to share with you is this video from Great Grains, which is woman sharing why they are great!  I love it and I think you will too!

You can also check out Great Grains on Facebook.

Great Grains not only sent me 8 boxes of yummy, good for you cereal, but they are also letting me give 8 boxes to one of my readers!

To win all you have to do is tell me why you are so great

Have a fantastic day!



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  1. I’m great because of the love of family and pets, the lessons my parents and educators taught me, and the life lessons I learned traveling in the Air Force for 17 years.

  2. I feel great when I get to be of help to people in my profession as a health counselor in educating them on proper diet and nutrition and exercise to live a more fuller and happier life!

  3. I am great thanks to my family and friends. Without them I wouldn’t be where or who I am.
    Love my cereals!! : )

  4. Lisa Jensen says

    What makes me great is the love I show for my kids, rescuing stray animals, and teaching kindergarten

  5. I am great because, I try to always be positive, and look at the bright side. Whether it is a situation, or people you have to see the good in things. I go to work with a smile every morning, and spread it to those I work with. I learned from my Mother, and Grandmother whom I recently lost at 94, that you have to live each day to it’s fullest. I have always said I hope to be as feisty as my Granny was when I reach her age.

  6. Angie Jerde says

    My greatness is due to the wonderful people I am surrounded with and family, especially my mother who recently passed away <3

  7. I feel great remembering the military service both my husband and I provided. Before retirement, we lived in so many different locations. Currently, I feel great about the community service volunteering that I’ve been doing.

  8. I’m great cuz I have been up for an hour and I have made breakfast and lunch for 3 people. I love to cook and share it with everyone! And to make sure everyone I love is healthy and taken care of!

  9. Susan Christy says

    I have such a hard time saying good things about myself, so maybe what makes me great is how humble I am. That and generous with friends and family and those in need.

  10. I have encouraged my family to be exercise to be fit and eat right to stay healthy. We did a marathon relay earlier this year that included myself, my wife, two sons and my 70 year old dad. My dad probably trained the hardest, walking up to five miles a day while losing over 25 lbs.!

  11. I am great because I practice everyday the basic tenet of doing onto others as I would have then to do onto me. Basically, everyday I try to treat others the way I want to be treated. Am I successful 100% of the time? No, but I try everyday to be a little bit better than the day before.

  12. I’m great because I’m incredibly loyal- I’ll always be there for my friends and family!

  13. I am great because I always try to find the silver lining in any situation.

  14. The first thing I want to say. I love this post. This is harder than I thought. I know I’m considerate, positive, and kind, I show people I love them by making them their favorite meal. I like helping others. But really does that make me Great. I just look at it as being a good person. That makes me feel good. Thanks for opening our eyes.

  15. Auntiepatch says

    I seem to draw strange people to me. I’m great with patience.

  16. Melissa Calvin says

    I’m great because I remember names and people’s stories. I am truly interested in people’s stories.

  17. I’m great because I like to learn random things….I taught myself how to do a headstand over the past 2 weeks 🙂

  18. I’m great because I’m always on the lookout for tasty & healthy/healthier recipes that I can make for my family.

  19. I’m great because I am willing to learn to live a healthy life.

  20. I’m great because I’m trying to win this for my sister who is trying to eat healthy for her pregnancy

  21. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    I’m a great Mom because I buy GreatGrains for my family!

  22. I am great because I eat healthy and take care of myself!

  23. I am great because of all my life experiences. I have lived in many places, had a loving and great family, met many great people that shared knowledge and experiences with me and live in a great country…. and of all these things, I am greatly thankful and enriched.

  24. My family makes me great as they all love me unconditionally and we always come together to help each other out!

  25. I’m great because love rules my life! I main it my priority to receive unconditional love and generously give it to all those I have the privilege to meet!

  26. Kim Henrichs says

    I think I’m pretty great because I have a really open mind to the world, I’m a great friend and an animal rescuer!

  27. I’m great because I care enough about my family to feed them as healthy and nutritious food as possible.

  28. I am Great by the Grace of God! I am not perfect but I realize I do my best and that’s great enough for God.

  29. I am great because I lost 60 lbs and have kept it off for 3 years and counting!

  30. I am great because I try to put on a smile everyday to make everyone around me smile, no matter how bad the day may be.

  31. rebecca metcalf says

    I am no where near perfect, but I try to treat everyone , without respect of how much or how little money they have the same, I am a natural caregiver, It satisfies me more than anything to know I have helped someone, it’s my calling in life, my friends and family say I do too much, but I feel I can’t do enough… it truly blesses my soul to give , time money small gifts, or just talking to someone who may be down at the time, anyway thats me!

  32. I am great because of family/friends I surround myself with!

  33. I feel great when I exercise and eat well 🙂

  34. I am great when I exercise and eat well 🙂

  35. I am great because I am a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to an amazing circle of people!

  36. I am great because I always find ways to make people smile 🙂


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