Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Want to fill your bucket??

Since half my readers read and love the wonderful JAN"S BLOG - CRAZY LADY ON ROAD 80 This is for the other half of you ;)

The post is about buckets and dippers - and I LOVE IT!! I stole it from Jan's blog - who got the handout at church. Each day Jan will be posting a question on how to fill anothers and your own bucket

Each of us has an invisible bucket. It is constantly emptied or filled depending on what others say or do to us. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it's empty, we feel awful.

Each of us also has an invisible dipper. When we use that dipper to fill other people's buckets-by saying or doing things to increase their positive emotions- we also fill our own buckets- but by using our dipper to dip from others' buckets- by saying or doing things that decrease their positive emotions- we diminish ourselves.

Like the cup that runneth over, a full bucket gives us a positive outlook and renewed energy. Every drop in that bucket makes us stronger and more optimistic.

But an empty bucket destroys our outlook, saps our energy, and undermines our will. That's why every time someone dips from our bucket, it hurts us.

So we face a choice every moment of every day: We can fill another's bucket, or we can dip from them. It's an important choice- one that profoundly influences our relationships, productivity, health and happiness.

Here is a bucket for you, filled with small and simple ways for you to fill other people's buckets as well as your own. Just take a paper from it everyday and follow the instructions.

Todays Question: A loving person can see the good in you, even when you can't. Tell someone what you find good in them.

Go to Jan's blog to see each day's question


Mechelle said...

I do read her blog and I do love it also. Love this post. Thanks for the reminder. m

Jan said...

Bobbie, I was not expecting this at all. How sweet. I am so excited about the bucket dipper. I want as many to participate as possible. The more we spread, the more we change for the better. Thanks for the link. You are so nice.

Mother Goose said...

I love Jan, and here is a little filler for your bucket. I am glad that I have found your blog. I enjoy stopping by each time.

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