53 minutes | May 13, 2019

010: Carol McCloud author of "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?"

Extraordinary Guest: Carol McCloud author of "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" 1. "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" offers imagery for happiness and emotional well-being. In essence, we all carry an invisible bucket and the bucket is there to hold the good things that happen to us. When our bucket is full we are happy and when our buckets are empty we are emotionally drained and generally unhappier.  You can fill other people's buckets by doing things that increase their happiness (hugs, nice notes, pats on the back, doing things that make others happy) 2. The concept is simple as Carol McCloud often teaches it to elementary schools, but it can be applied anywhere. The message is important for our families, our workplaces, our schools, and our organizations.   Spirited Stories Our first story comes from St. Louis Mo where Hilary Mackin flew out Sister Arombo from Uganada to see her get married. The two had met at the convent Arombo was serving displaced and refugee children when Hilary was on a mission trip 6 years ago and remained pen pals.  During that time Arombo was also going blind.  When she arrived in the United States, Hilary arranged for Arombo to get lasik surgery where the doctor, touched by the story, offered to do it for free.  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/she-has-a-heart-of-gold-st-louis-woman-helps-ugandan-nurse-pen-pal-see-again/ar-AABb4Wi   Next we go to San Diego California where Kevin Saldivar, a handy man, has helped single mothers with household needs every may for the past four years. After being raised by a single mother, Kevin said he wanted to use the skills he had to help others who were in situations where they needed work to be done but not necessarily money to get them done. He volunteers his time after work and on the weekends in honor of mothers day. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/handyman-offers-free-help-to-single-moms/ar-AAB6B7h   Get Involved: 1. Follow @FreedomsRingUSA (facebook, Twitter, Instagram) 2. Tag us in good news stories -- they will be shared as our spirited stories of the week. 3. Use the #ExtraordinaryActsForOthers when you do good in your community and we will celebrate them
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