Thursday, December 24, 2009

What's in your bucket this Christmas Eve?

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!!!

Each Christmas we see it, the infamous bucket. We see it at the grocery stores, people ringing those bells. We see it various places all around town. Some might just walk right by it, others it might give a nostalgic feeling because it's what Christmas is all about and it's a part of Christmas because no Christmas goes by without it.

Yesterday I was going into the grocery store and there was the bucket.

I'm talking about the Salvation Army Bucket.

A lady right beside it. She had a little radio going playing Christmas music and was singing right along to it. With it being 2 days before Christmas it just warmed my heart.

I stopped in the craziness of the moment and gave what money I had. It consisted of a $1 and cleaning out my change purse in my wallet. It felt good. It felt good to give. It felt good to stop for the moment and give in what little way I could. Afterall, it's what Christmas is all about, right?

After I left and went into the grocery store I started thinking about the bucket. I started doing inventory of my bucket. What was it filled with?

Peace? Joy? Happiness? Hope? Love?

Perhaps all of the above.

Then I started thinking what that small amount I gave was going to fill someone else's bucket with?

Food? Clothing? Shelter?

Hopefully all of the above. And along with that I am praying a little peace, joy, happiness, hope, and love.

So on this Christmas Eve, think about what's in your bucket. What do you have to give away? And in return your bucket will be filled to overflowing.

Just something to think about!!

May your bucket be full today. Love ya'll :)


Kell said...

i totally feel you with this one.. but i swore off the bucket this year after finding out that the salvation army bought a home in an upscale housing plan for $300,000 for one of it's executives in the area :o\ kind of took away from the whole experience for me.

the people working for them are always so cute, though - so i know what you mean! they always hold the door for me at the mall, too :) lol

have a great holiday! hope your bucket is full of love!


...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

I always try to give change, when I see one!! :)

Merry Christmas!!

Heather said...

That's awesome! I hope your bucket is very full this Christmas and in the upcoming year!

Staci said...

Love this analogy Lauren!!

Meagan said...

Merry Christmas lady!

Heather said...

Merry Christmas Lauren!!!!