Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fall Photo Shoot - Week of Oct. 14th

Have you ever met a "bucket filler?"  Are you a bucket filler?  Cameron fills buckets every day...with his smile, laughter, words, and actions.  Chris and Jane have realized more and more that their lives and Cam's are surrounded by bucket fillers.

Many Thanks to Katherine for taking some amazing fall photos of our family!  And a big thanks to Katie for taking Cam to the apple orchard for a class field trip.  You are both extraordinary bucket fillers!

What is the "bucket"?
The bucket represents your mental and emotional self.

How do you feel when your bucket is full? When your bucket is full, you feel more confident, secure, calm, patient, and friendly. Your thoughts are positive and you expect positive results. When your bucket is overflowing, you experience an intense happiness that can spread to those around you. Have you ever felt better after someone gave you a friendly smile or happy grin? This is the "ripple effect" of a full bucket.

How do you feel when your bucket is empty? When your bucket is empty, it contains few, if any, positive thoughts or feelings. When your bucket is empty you can easily become sad, negative, insecure, nervous, angry, depressed, stressed, worried, afraid, or physically ill. When you experience any of these feelings, it's easy to believe that life is too challenging and that nothing you attempt will be successful. An empty bucket can affect your behavior and cause you to express your emotions in a way that empties the buckets of those around you. What affects the level of happiness in your bucket? Negative life events. The careless or even cruel words and behavior of others can also affect the level of happiness in your bucket. It's important to know that you are responsible for what you choose to think and when your thoughts are positive and healthy, your bucket levels will reflect it.

What is Bucket Filling? Actions or words that show that you care about someone. Saying or doing something kind. Giving someone a heartfelt smile. Using names with respect. Helping without being asked. Giving sincere compliments. Showing respect to others. There are hundreds of wonderful ways to fill buckets. The language of bucket filling has become synonymous with being kind and thoughtful. Your bucket will be filled when, at the close of each day, you reflect on the ways in which you have filled buckets.

1 comment:

Ann Dunlop said...

I am so fortunate to have you all as bucket fillers. Truly.