My son’s teacher has this great idea she uses in the classroom. She encourages the kids to be Bucket Fillers. It’s a concept that was started by Dr. Clifton, who wrote a book titled How Full is Your Bucket?
It’s a simple concept that encourages kids to show compassion, be helpful to others, and encourage their friends. I love this concept! It’s so simple, but the kids really understand it. Here are a few of the cards my son has brought home.
I’m so proud of him for being such a great friend and seeing what makes others unique.
But, this also made me realize that sometimes we punch holes in the buckets of others. Maybe we don’t do it intentionally, but we are all guilty of it. I know I have done it myself, even recently. By choosing to think about myself instead of the other person. By telling myself a silly story in my head that is not true, and then getting irritated with the other person.
There are so many little ways that we punch holes in the buckets of others.
Let’s stop doing it.
Today, when you have a choice to fill someone’s bucket, or to think about yourself and your needs first, let’s fill that person’s bucket instead.
Who’s with me? I’d love to hear stories of how this simple concept applies in your life.