HOW FULL IS YOUR BUCKET?
Only from a child…
When our six year old grandson, Jake, arrived home from school recently his mother asked him, “Jake, how was school today? Anything in particular happen?” He shrugged his shoulders and responded with a ‘not much’ indication. Earlier in the day his first grade teacher had called his mother and said, “We just wanted to make you aware and give you a heads up that Jake has had a hard day at school today.”
His teacher told our daughter that during small circle reading time it seems that all Jake wanted to do was be a chicken, yes a chicken; but I am not completely sure how that all played itself out. I understand there was some clucking, but I don’t think there were any eggs laid, although being a chicken will generally get you some attention. He also had some chicken clucking issues in another class setting the same day.
Now a bit of background information is needed here to further explain what Jake did about his difficult day. In an effort to combat bullying issues that seem to be happening in many schools today, his teacher had been reading a book to her class called “How Full is Your Bucket?”. The premise of the book is that how we behave and relate to others has a profound effect on every aspect of their lives and ours. The book uses the metaphor of a bucket above each persons head with a dipper, and each day we are either using a dipper to fill their bucket with good things or we’re using the dipper to empty their bucket.
Dear Ms. Howell
I’m sorry for being silly and goofing off. And I am sorry for dipping from your bucket.
Hum… I wonder how many times in life our being “silly and goofing off” has dipped from another’s bucket, but sadly we never bothered about a note.
May 6, 2015