Tom Rath and Don Clifton note:
“Each of us has an invisible bucket. It’s 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.”
You see, you have an invisible dipper, and you can use that dipper in daily interactions to fill other people’s buckets.
A kind word, a heart-felt recognition of someone’s value and work can do wonders.
Now, think of a time someone came with a dipper and filled your bucket. At your lowest point, someone encouraged you with a sincere compliment.
And you lived on that for a whole week! Right?
So start using your dipper to fill someone’s bucket.
In the book of Hebrews we read: “Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called today.”
Wayne Pederson (HCJB Global)