Today I’m feeling thankful for the bucket fillers in my life who motivate me to be a better person. You know the people I’m talking about. They’re positive and encouraging. They live their best lives and help you do the same just by being around them.
My bucket was filled several times over the past few weeks as I reconnected with colleagues and friends at various conferences. Though I only see some of these individuals about once a year, our interactions leave lasting impressions, all the same. I always walk away feeling uplifted, encouraged, and optimistic.
Have you heard the phrase, “awareness leads to choice”? It’s the idea that once we are made aware of something, we can then make conscious choices about it. Conversely, if we unaware, we are powerless to do anything to effect change around it.
For me, the lesson is simple. I need to do a better job of identifying and being aware of my bucket fillers. I also need to be more intentional about surrounding myself and connecting with these individuals rather than inadvertently and habitually feeding the unhealthy relationships in my life.
Thank your bucket-fillers. They make you, and the world, a better place.