After my son’s fall preschool program at the Community Center last week, we were all invited back to class for about 40 minutes. We completed a cute pumpkin craft and then sat down for a story.
I’m not sure how many of the 3 and 4 year olds grasped the concept, but there were few dry eyes amongst the parents. The gist of it is that each one of us carries an invisible bucket around all day, every day. We are unable to fill our own bucket; others have to do that for us. We also can’t fill our bucket by emptying out another bucket (hurting someone else). We have to fill each other’s buckets.
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Do you speak kindly? Go out of your way to brighten someone’s day? Give of your time, talent, and treasure? Carry the load of a friend in need? Hug your hubby and your kids extra long before they leave for the day? Cut your children’s sandwiches into special shapes just because it’s fun? Smile often? Read one more story before tackling your to-do list? Get up early to make a warm, healthy breakfast for your family? Stumble or otherwise promote a blog post you enjoyed? Leave a comment on a inspiring website? Bucket-filling opportunities abound!
As I was tucking my boy in the night that we read the story, I told him he did a great job of filling my bucket. He’s complimentary of my peanut butter and honey sandwiches “You da best cooker, Mom!” and he loves to sneak up behind me, slipping his hand into mine “You like my soft hands, Mom?” and he asks for bear hugs throughout the day “I need a hug, Mom”.
His response? “I know that, Mom.”
A Full Bucket is a Finer Thing. Go be a bucket filler!
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