An idea born in 2006 that works very well with young children, in which a bucket represents your mental and emotional self. When your bucket is full, you feel confident, secure, calm, patient and kind. When your bucket is empty, you feel sad, negative, insecure, nervous, and even angry. Having an empty bucket can cause you to express your emotions in ways that empty the buckets of other people around you. Buckets are filled with kind words and actions. People of all ages have buckets at all times, and buckets need to be continually filled to nurture kindness all around us. There are books and teaching materials available at bucketfillers101.com.