Monday, October 7, 2013

Are You a Bucket Filler?

Are you a bucket filler?  Did you know that the way you relate to others impacts your life and the lives of those around you?

Working with little children in Pre-K 3 teaches me much about life.  You see, 3 and 4 year old children tend to think the world revolves around them.  I guess some never grow out of this.  :)

Heidi and I began to teach the children about filling each other's bucket.  There are several books that help.  We used "How Full is Your Bucket?" by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer.  It encourages positive behavior as children learn to express kindness to one another.

When they share toys, use kind words or use good manners, we tell them they are filling other's buckets. And the best part of it is at the same time they also fill their own.
They're in the process of learning so continual reinforcement is required. When we go out to the playground, we always remind them to fill each other's buckets.

I have an after school class and many of the four year old children were in our class last year.  So they know all about filling buckets.  Occasionally they will say "I love you Miss Debbie" adding that they are filling my bucket and ...theirs.  I tell them I love them too.  But I also add that my bucket will really be filled if they listen. :)

I found this bucket song on YouTube. It's really a cute song and not too long.


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Since I choose to be a bucket filler and not a bucket dipper, I continue to count my every day blessings.

#974 Confirmation of the importance of having an attitude of gratitude in our Sunday sermon
#975 The reminder that peace is found in a person (Jesus) and not in pleasant circumstances.
#976 Laughing with the children every day
#977 The cutest photos of my after school class of four year old children
#978 Hearing my dad's voice on the phone
#979 My husband surprised me with breakfast in bed two times this past week
#980 My husband rubs Bengay on my back each morning and evening since I pulled my back
#981 A four day work week coming up this week and next
#982 Cooler weather in Phoenix ...at last
#983 A long phone conversation with my good friend Jean who lives in Florida
#984 My outside flowers in the entry are doing so much better with cooler weather

I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.



Blessings and love,

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11 comments:

eph2810 said...

I agree with all your points you are making on your gratitude list. Today's sermon went right to my heart.
What a blessing to teach these little ones. I think 3-4 year old are my favorite age group.
Thank you for sharing your gratitude, Debbie.

Marsha Young said...

May it by our joy and privilege to be one another's "bucket fillers" - every day. :) Blessings to you.

Felisol said...

I´m learning all the time, you are a good adult teacher too, dear Debbie.
I´m also impressed about the high standards of both intellectual and ethical teaching for the three and four year olds. I am not familiar with equal standards here in Norway. I see how much you are needed where you are. The good God really need you to fill this place. I am glad you followed the calling. I´m also glad you literally have a supportive husband.

Debbie said...

what a wonderful way to teach this concept! The song is adorable! I am going to pass this idea on to my grands and their mama's Enjoy your day Deb!

Nancy said...

I am definitely going to get this book for my grandchildren....I can say for sure that you are definitely a bucket filler and you do that with the words you put on your blog everyday....I just want you to know that you bless me so much....

Lea said...

I love that expression, a "bucket filler." I'm going to remember this and work even harder to be one. Have a happy week Debbie!

Susan Stilwell said...

I want to be a bucket filler too, Debbie! What a cute song. I'll have to pass that along to my Sarah.

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