If you haven't read this book, you should, especially if you have kids, but even if you don't. The book talks about how everyone has an "invisible bucket" on their heads Our buckets get full of drops with giving and receiving acts of kindness, accomplishing a difficult task, doing our favorite things, etc. When we're not feeling so great, our bucket gets empty and drips...
It's a great message for both children and adults. We all feel great when our buckets our full. What helps to fill yours? For me, it's accomplishing something at work, hearing my kids laugh, reading them a story, taking pictures, donating to a worthy cause, having a date night with my hubby and spending time with loved ones.
My co-teacher and I read this story to our 5th grade language arts class and wrote our classroom rules based on it.
In our house, we have a whole reward system based on this book and the kids love it. More on that in another post.
For now, go help to fill someone's bucket and, in turn, you may help to fill your own.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop