Much of our discussion this week has centered around the idea of “filling buckets”. Filling buckets comes from a metaphor that was created by Dr. Donald O. Clifton. The idea is that each of us carries around an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When our bucket is empty, we feel sad. We can fill up the buckets of those around us by doing kind things, and treating people with respect. The cool thing about this is that filling the buckets of others, also helps to fill our own buckets at the same time! We are bucket dipping when we say or act in ways that cause other people to feel sad. To help learn about this we enjoyed the story How Full Is Your Bucket? for Kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer.