Friday, July 22, 2011

The Bucket story Patti shared. I am not sure who the author is.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
All day long, everyone in the whole wide world walks around carrying an invisible bucket.

You can't see it, but it's there.

You have a bucket. Your friends, pastors, and neighbors all have a bucket. Everyone carries an invisible bucket.

Your bucket has one purpose only. It's purpose is to hold your good thoughts and good feelings about yourself.

You feel very happy and blessed when your bucket is full, and you feel very sad and lonely when your bucket is empty.

You need other people to fill your bucket and other people need you to fill theirs. So, how do you fill a bucket?

You fill a bucket when you show love to someone, just as Jesus shows love to us. You fill a bucket when you say or do something kind, or even when you forgive someone for something they did wrong.

That's being a bucket filler.

A bucket filler is a loving, caring person who says or does nice things that make others feel special. When you make somone feel special, you are filling a bucket.

But, you can also dip into a bucket and take out some good feelings. You dip into a bucket when you make fun of someone, when you do or say something mean, or when you hit someone.

That's being a bucket dipper. You never fill your own bucket when you dip into someone else's.

But guess what....when you fill someone's bucket, you fill your own bucket too! You feel good when you help others feel good.

Bucket filling is fun and easy to do.

It doesn't matter how young or old you are.

It doesn't cost any money,

When you're a bucket filler, you make your orphanage, your school, and your country better places to be.

Bucket filling makes everyone feel good.

Bucket filling is an act of grace given to God's entire family. In Ephesians 2:8, it says, "God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a GIFT from God."

Give others this GIFT and by this, you will receive GIFTS of love and happiness in return.

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