In a conversation in the car, our second grader asked a unique question. “Have you ever heard of a bucket filler?” she inquired. She then proceeded to tell us how every person has a bucket that is filled with joy and represents how they feel. She shared that everyone has an opportunity to be a bucket filler, and help others feel joy, or a bucket dumper, spilling the joy of others – just as she shares here:
After listening to her genius, we took to Amazon and found numerous books on the subject, but for us the concept was very clear:
Think about how the things you do and say impact others and act accordingly.
This message is so relatable when simplified as bucket filling or bucket dumping.
I hope this little gem helps you find greater success your relationship with your child.
Enjoy the journey, the future is in our hands!