Do you know the "Golden Rule" of happiness? "Do to others as you want them to do to you" Luke 6:31.
Here's an easy way to follow the rule at school: Be a bucket-filler!
Everyone has an invisible bucket to hold good thoughts (stars) and good feelings (hearts).
Full buckets make us feel good. Empty buckets make us feel sad. Bucket-fillers fill their own and others' buckets by saying and doing kind things.
Bucket-dippers empty their own buckets by saying or doing mean things.
Click on the stars and hearts for Bible verses to help you become a bucket-filler.
To learn more about being a bucket-filler, read Carol McCloud's book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Northville, MI: Ferne Press, 2006.
"Give, and it will be given to you. A good amount will be poured into your lap. It will be pressed down, shaken together, and running over. The same amount you give will be measured out to you" Luke 6:38, NIrV.
"Do to others as you want them to do to you" Luke 6:31, NIrV.
"We must remember the words of the Lord Jesus. He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" Acts 20:35, NIrV.
"Here is something to remember. The one who plants only a little will gather only a little. And the one who plants a lot will gather a lot" 2 Corinthians 9:6, NIrV.
"Be generous, and someday you will be rewarded " Ecclesiastes 11:1, CEV.
"You're blessed when you care. At the moment of being 'care-full,' you find yourselves cared for" Matthew 5:7, MSG.
"Don't let any evil talk come out of your mouths. Say only what will help to build others up and meet their needs. Then what you say will help those who listen" Ephesians 4:29, NIrV.
" So cheer each other up with the hope you have. Build each other up. In fact, that's what you are doing" 1 Thessalonians 5:11, NIrV.
"Finally, my brothers and sisters, always think about what is true. Think about what is noble, right and pure. Think about what is lovely and worthy of respect. If anything is excellent or worthy of praise, think about those kinds of things" Philippians 4:8, NIrV.
"But love your enemies. Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then you will receive a lot in return" Luke 6:35, NIrV.
"Be kind and tender to one another. Forgive each other, just as God forgave you because of what Christ has done" Ephesians 4:32, NIrV.
"But the fruit the Holy Spirit produces is love, joy and peace. It is being patient, kind and good. It is being faithful and gentle and having control of oneself. There is no law against things of that kind" Galatians 5:22, 23, NIrV.
"Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don't give up. So when we can do good to everyone, let us do it. Let us make a special point of doing good to those who belong to the family of believers" Galatians 6:9,10, NIrV.
"A friend loves at all times. He is there to help when trouble comes" Proverbs 17:17, NIrV.
"A cheerful heart makes you healthy. But a broken spirit dries you up" Proverbs 17:22, NIrV.