“Each of us has an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When our bucket is empty, we feel awful” comes from the book How Full Is Your Bucket? – For Kids written by Tim Rath and Mary Rechmeyer.
The book illustrates how the way we show up and treat others either add to someone’s bucket or steal from their bucket.
Anyone can be a bucket filler, and it does not cost anything. Being kind is free, and the impacts are priceless. A genuine heartfelt smile goes a long way. Listening is free and is extremely powerful.
Think about how you feel when you know someone took the time to listen to you. I bet it felt pretty darn good and again… it did not cost you anything to listen. These are a few things that genuinely are priceless that make people feel good.
When we fill other people’s buckets, we are simultaneously filling our own bucket too. What do you do each day that has a positive influence on the people you engage with?
Are you filling someone’s bucket, or are you emptying someone’s bucket?
Stay curious and have a great week!