When we are sad, lonely, angry, grieving or bitter, we often look for something to make us feel better.
In 27 years of nursing, I witnessed and traveled through the deep trenches of grief.
I have found the greatest ways to warm my heart, and to heal myself.
It’s easy, it’s free, you can do it anytime, you don’t need anyone to do it for you.
Here’s the Secret:
Acts of Kindness! Do something for someone else, with nothing expected in return!
This is time-tested and true. When your heart is hurting, just let it be - for now. Go do something nice for someone else. What it can do for your broken heart is amazing!
Here is a must-read book:
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids.
I say it is a guide for everyone. Carol McCloud writes beautiful books explaining how we all carry an invisible bucket. And when we don’t have love, kindness or self-esteem in our lives, our bucket is empty.
Some people with an empty bucket try to dip into other buckets to feel better—those who bully or who are unkind. But that never makes them feel better. It actually makes everyone feel worse.
When my kids tell me that someone was being mean I ask what they think is going on.
They reflect and answer, “They have an empty bucket.” They are reminded not to allow someone to hurt them, but to be compassionate. Carol shares these priceless lessons all over the world.
She has known grief, and chooses to be a master bucket filler and help heal the world. www.bucketfillers101.com.
We all have empty buckets at times and don’t know how to fill them, how to feel better...
Try this: Acts of Kindness and Bucket-Filling.
What Can You do Today, to Bring Joy to Someone
and Fill Your Own Bucket too?
Yvonne Heath is Canada's Proactive Living Consultant. She is a Speaker, Television Host, Award Winning Author
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