Imagine if we carried a bucket through our lifetime. Every thought, every decision and every feeling would determine what goes into that bucket. The question should not be, is your bucket half full or half empty but rather what is actually in your bucket? Is your bucket light, or so heavy that you are dragging it behind you wherever you go?
Imagine your bucket becoming so jammed up that it eventually spills over and eventually flows into the buckets of the people around you. Intentionally or unintentionally, what are you pouring on top of others? Are you spilling gratitude, anger, happiness, resentment, frustration, love?
What does a healthy bucket look like? I imagine it looks balanced. When we deal with feelings and emotions as they pop up, we are able to keep things in check. There will always be ebb and flow, good and bad, positive and negative. It’s healthy to have a little of this and a little of that.
Our buckets all are connected. Make sure your bucket is beautiful. Fill it with the things that make you feel alive. Fill it with love, and kindness. Throw in some compassion and adventure and most importantly fill it with peace, so when that bucket spills over into other buckets, everyone feels your peace too. Be the change you want to be in the world. Be responsible with your bucket and carry it gently. Oh, and only let it spill if you have something worth spilling. Don’t poison others with YOUR toxins, mind your own bucket.