Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Buckets, wells and fences...
I went out last night. Frocked up and off to dinner with a great group of bloggers.*
As always, one of the very best bits of the event was the interaction between other bloggers.
I am very very tired today as a result. Happy tired though.
I was lucky enough to spend some extra special time before the event with the beautiful Kelly from Be a Fun Mum, and the very lovely Sarah from Ah, the Possibilities.
Between coffee, chemists and grooming ourselves, we chatted about wells, fences and buckets.
As a result, I feel very much "topped up". My positive energy is charged.
How did you feel after your last interaction with another person? Did that person - your partner, best friend, coworker, blogger, or even a total stranger - "fill your bucket" by making you feel more positive? Or did that person "dip from your bucket," leaving you more negative than before?
Some people have a never ending well of generosity of spirit. The more they give in terms of time and grace and humour and conversation, they more they want to give, and the more charismatic they become and the more they attract positive things. Their well is contstantly refilling, as they fill others needs too.
It is tempting at times, for all of us, to put fences up, in order to try and protect ourselves and our territories and our own insecutities and our little space in the world. Very occasionally a neccessity. But often not - often just erected out of habit and fear.
I am determined to not create fences, but to be a well, a well that replenishes other peoples buckets.
How about you?
* Watch this space for more details on the dinner!