By Manoj J Lekhi
“Appreciating all people, situations , events, around you makes you rise in your own SELF WORTH- thereby CREATING WHAT YOU WANT”
Filling people s buckets means to appreciate peoples presence in our lives and seeing the greatness of all around.
This is a very important part of our life – when we appreciate people, we are appreciating ourselves!
When we see greatness in people, we see greatness in ourselves!
We can only appreciate and see greatness in people when see it within ourselves! But we can consciously create this in our life! So consciously every day, let’s start appreciating people who come our way, and it can be the smallest thing about, the food being good, for the house being clean, for the saarthi driving nicely or the person serving you with a nice smile!
By us appreciating them, in other words- “filling their buckets” we are filling our own bucket. We start feeling very good about ourselves and our self-esteem rises, thereby our self-image, thereby our self-talk, there by our behaviour too.,, so let’s start filling peoples
buckets for the smallest and smallest of things and feel great about ourselves
Manoj J lekhi
THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXTRACT FROM “HOW FULL IS YOUR BUCKET?”
By Tom Rath and Donald Clifton
“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 buckets by saying or doing things to increase their positive emotions we also fill our bucket.
But when we use that dipper to dip from others buckets by saying or doing things that decrease their 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 our will. That’s why every time someone dips from our buckets, it hurts us.
So we face a choice every moment of every day: We can fill one another’s buckets, or we can dip from them. It’s an important choice one that profoundly influence our
relationships, productivity, health, and happiness.”