Carol McCloud is taking the bucket filling message to the next level. Not only does she talk about new levels of bucket filling and bucket dipping, but this book goes into depth about how to put a lid on your bucket. There are examples of how important situations in life need a lid to protect our buckets from being empty. This beautifully illustrated book will offer be a keepsake for children and adults.
From the Author
Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness: Three Rules for a Happier Life came as a result of the wonderful questions that upper elementary children asked me over the past five years as I traveled across country talking about bucket filling as defined in my first book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids.
The children’s questions showed how eager they were to learn more about bucket filling and bucket dipping. “Can your bucket ever get too full?” “How do you keep people out of your bucket?” “If you put a lid on your bucket, how will people be able to fill it?” “Is dipping always on purpose?” These questions and more demanded answers for a higher level of understanding.
I believe that Dr. Donald Clifton was the first to create the “Dipper and Bucket” story in the 1960’s and I am grateful to him and all those who teach and live the bucketfilling life. It has now been passed on to another generation and become one of the most effective character development programs used in preschools, elementary, and middle schools. The bucket concept is useful for all ages in understanding behavior and happiness. Yes, we are all born with an invisible bucket. It represents our mental and emotional health and becomes our self-concept. It is an important part of every human being.
I am honored to be one of many people who have taught the importance of knowing about your bucket, about being kind to others and yourself, about controlling your thoughts and words, about respecting differences, and about understanding that our buckets are not always full. If any of my books, or the proceeds from them, helps one person live a happier life, we have succeeded in making the world a better place.
– Carol McCloud, Author