Have You Filled A Bucket Today?

As a part of Positivity Week every class read the book ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today?’  The book covers some important points and uses some practical language that we will use at school and you might like use at home as well.

Everyone has an invisible bucket. The purpose of the bucket is to hold your good thoughts and good feelings about yourself. When it’s full you feel very happy. When it’s empty you feel very sad and lonely.

You need other people to fill your bucket and other people need you to fill theirs.  You fill a bucket when you show love to someone, when you do something kind, or even when you give someone a smile. That’s being a bucket filler. A bucket filler is a loving, caring person who says or does nice things that make others feel special.

But, you can also dip into a bucket and take out some good feelings. You dip into a bucket when you make fun of someone, say or do mean things, or ignore someone. That’s being a bucket dipper.

Many people who dip have an empty bucket. They think they can fill their own bucket by dipping into someone else’s… but that will never work.

When you fill someone’s bucket you fill your own bucket too. You feel good when you help others feel good.