Have any of you seen the phrase "the bucket filler" floating around blog land? I have seen it here and there and wasn't quite sure what it was. It's funny because I read Our Life in Perfect Cadence regularly, and was always uplifted by the warm and inspiring posts Cadance made each day. What I didn't realize was that she was filling my bucket!
The bucket filler was started by a blogger named Jan whose blog I just recently discovered and love! It revolves around the idea that we each have invisible buckets. Our buckets are filled when we have positive, uplifting interactions with people. By the things they say, or by their actions. When our buckets are full, we are happy.
We also all have invisible dippers. They can be used to fill the buckets of others, or to dip into and lessen the buckets of others. Unkindness and negetivity empty our buckets and diminish our happiness.
Perhaps many of us don't try to empty each others buckets, but at the same time maybe we find it uncomfortable to make the effort to fill the buckets of others. This tradition is an effort to overcome that difficulty and help us each receive the joy to be found both by having our buckets filled and by filling the buckets of others.
Cadance has tossed the bucket to me! For the entire month of May I will be doing my best to fill your buckets! I don't know if there are any particular rules or protocols for this assignment, so I'll just roll with it! Each day I will share something that I hope will add a little more to each of your buckets. It may be a thought within my post, or it may be a post in itself. Either way I hope that each day you leave my blog feeling uplifted, and that your buckets are each a little fuller!
For my first "bucket filler", I'd like to share a quote from Albert Einstein:
"There are 2 ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle. "
I truly believe I am surrounded by miracles each and every day! Have a wonderful Friday everyone!