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.
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,