I’m not talking about your bucket of popcorn at the movies or your bucket of chicken at KFC. I’m talking about that invisible bucket that each of us have that follows us around each day.
A full bucket gives us a positive outlook on life. A smile on our face. More pep to our step. An empty bucket steals our joy and leaves us with a negative outlook. It ushers in depression, anger, meanness and bitterness.
How do our buckets become full or empty anyway if they are invisible?
Obviously with invisible dippers!
Every time we say an unkind word to another we dip out of their bucket. Call them a name. Laugh at them. Ignore them.
Do it enough times and an empty bucket produces an empty life. No hope. No belief in themselves. No love.
We each need to live our lives being bucket fillers not bucket dippers.
A kind word goes a long way! A smile is worth a thousand words. A hug warms the heart.
Praise good works and deeds. Offer someone an unexpected compliment. Help them carry their load. Send an anonymous card or gift. Say I love you every day! ♡
At this time of year it’s easy! Help make Christmas bright for someone who otherwise would not be celebrating it at all.
I challenge each of you to perform a random act of kindness each day from now until the end of the year. Im in! Big or small, it doesn’t matter. What matters is we will be filling buckets!
Buy the car behind you at the drive thru’s meal for them then drive off. Put notes in the mailboxes at work with an encouraging sentiment unsigned. Make up bags of crackers and water bottles and gloves and a hat for the homeless you see. Buy a Christmas gift from somewhere that the proceeds benefit a cause. Give a mailman a cup of hot coffee or chocolate. Be creative. Think up your own. And share them! I’d love to hear what you did.
Let’s all fill buckets to overflowing. With words. With deeds. With that very same love Christ shows each of us each and every day.
By the way, how full is your bucket?
Let me know. 🙂 I’ll gladly fill it up.
I may not have much these days materially, but I can assure you, I’m blessed, my bucket is overflowing. Thanks to my God, my friends and family, and a whole building of pre-K kiddos at Jenks West Elementary! ♡ 🙂
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thesolonian 5:11
Love and laughter,