A Message from Author Carol McCloud
As an educator, author, and children’s advocate, I am honored to have penned the first children’s book to teach the reciprocating benefits of bucket filling. I never envisioned a simple picture book would start a global phenomenon.
From 2006 to 2022, I worked with a small Bucket Fillers team.
- Published ten books plus commissioned a dozen translations for ages birth through middle school
- Sold three million books and earned 150 awards and thousands of 5-star book reviews
- Collaborated to produce new bucketfilling songs, plays, and products
- Inspired thousands to become bucket fillers through thousands of presentations and hundreds of free newsletters and bucket lessons.
While Bucket Filling is my life, in 2022, I retired from the business and teamed up with Maria Dismondy, founder and owner of Cardinal Rule Press www.cardinalrulepress.com. Maria exemplifies everything I hoped to find in a publisher who would best carry on the bucketfilling message: 1) Character, 2) Chemistry 3) Competency, and 4) Cause. Her “Cardinal Rule” is kindness. Maria and her team have completely embraced bucket filling with new 1) Publications, 2) Presentations, and 3) Products. Bucket Filling is alive and well!
THE BUCKETFILLING RIPPLE EFFECT
As we approach our 20th anniversary, I am humbled that thousands of schools worldwide continue to use Bucket Filler books as their primary character development program. Thank you, educators. A generation of adults, first introduced to our books in primary school, continue to enjoy its positive, life-changing impact.
OUR HAPPINESS RECIPE
While I have retired from the business of Bucket Fillers, Inc., I will continue to teach and promote The Bucket Fillers Recipe for Happiness:
1. FILL MORE
Use every opportunity to fill buckets. Whose bucket will you fill today?
2. DIP LESS
Avoid criticizing yourself or others. When needed, apologize and try to do better next time.
3. USE YOUR LID
Learn to not take anything personally. What others say and do reflect them, not you.
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YOU CAN HELP
The world desperately needs more kindness and happiness. You can help by becoming a bucket filler and teaching others. Let’s create a world of full-bucket, caring, and responsible children and adults.
SPREAD THE MESSAGE
I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to share a story or reach out to me at email@example.com.
Keep filling buckets!