How Full Is Your Bucket?

Recently our kids were given a book called, “How Full is Your Bucket” and it’s one of those that teaches some incredible life lessons….all this book needed was the main character to be riding his bike and it would be totally awesome.

How Full is Your Bucket?Okay, so Felix (the main character) is taught by his Grandpa about the importance of filling up other people’s baskets.  What he means by this is saying and doing nice things for others and each time you do it a drop of water is placed in the imaginary bucket above their heads.  It’s a cool concept and it’s written in a way that kids can relate to and understand.

Ever since receiving the book we have added a new phrase in our house…..”What can you do to fill up their bucket”.  Yeah, we have three kids and although I feel they are the best kids in the world they definitely have their share of fights and arguments.  So over and over again we encourage them to find ways to fill up all the buckets.

It may be written for kids, but us adults and cyclists can learn a valuable lesson from it as well.  The next time you’re out walking around, imagine that every person around you has an imaginary bucket above their head.  What can you do to make sure you add to it and not take any water away?

How about your fellow cyclists?  What can we do to encourage them and push them to be all that they desire on the bike?  Make it Happen. Drop, Drop, Drop.

How Full Is Your Bucket?

  • Eric Hutchins

    Wow. I know I know I am late to the party but this is such an important message. In fact without being to dramatic I think it is one of lifes MOST IMPORTANT messages. If we all spent more time worrying about what we could do for others and less time on ME, we could do amazing things. I do try to stay true to this message and I can promise you I always get back far more than I give.
    Nice post Darryl.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike

      I know that my bucket always feels much fuller when I’m around you…..even when it’s through social media. Thanks, Eric,

  • Shawn McAfee

    Great message Darryl, I think that is something that is unfortunately missing from some people’s education. Next time you see a fellow cyclist stopped on the road, pull over and ask if everything is ok. Strava can wait. :)

    Your the best man.

  • Ann Wilson Brennan

    This is great. Thanks for sharing it. Obviously, because of the blog and YouTube channel and podcast I feel like I am always filling buckets and I love doing it. But on an individual basis one of my favorite things to do when I am riding on the trail here is to pick out a runner who is having a hard time and say something nice to them. It is amazing to watch their body position change and their pace pick up just because of a compliment. It really does work.