I read the book How Full is your Bucket? http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=how+full+is+your+bucket
Others picked up on the idea of filling your own personal bucket by filling other people’s bucket.
Recently on Facebook I came across a link on how to fill children’s buckets. http://www.bucketfillers101.com/bucket-lessons.php
The most important thing I learned is I do more damage to my bucket than anyone else. Yes, I was hurt when I was a child but I’m the one being unkind to me now. It is a habit. Name calling, put downs, and criticism were all part of my growing up years. I continue to put myself down. The slightest mistake and I berate myself for 10 minutes. I can’t change my past but I can change how I treat myself now. The cool thing about filling buckets, when you fill others your own is filled up. My first counselor started me with the 5/50 project. Do something kind that doesn’t take longer than five minutes and doesn’t cost more than 50 cents. (another post about the 5-50 project https://ptsd-acceptingcopingthriving.com/coping/5-50-homework/)