Elevated Voices eNewsletter: Leave Them Empty Handed

Each of us has an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it’s empty, we feel awful. Yet most children (and many adults) don’t realize the importance of having a full bucket throughout the day.

In How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids, Felix begins to see how every interaction in a day either fills or empties his bucket. Felix then realizes that everything he says or does to other people fills or empties their buckets as well.

For those inclined to engage in public discourse, fight for what you believe in, and suffer the insults that come with the same, you may sometimes wonder why your bucket is empty. Doing what’s right should feel right, as President Abraham Lincoln would suggest. The reason it doesn’t is because there is no way to engage without spending personal resources – time, energy, emotion – in a non-regenerative way. This may be contrasted against time, energy, and emotion that is spent into time with family, direct service to others, or even a few hours with a favorite hobby.

You have to fill your own bucket first. And maybe don’t spend so much of your own on those who don’t deserve it. “It’s okay to let provocateurs leave empty handed.” – TC


Check out our chat with Baltimore Positive & A Miner Detail – ElectionPalooza, Part 1

Covid-19 Is Dividing the American Worker (WSJ – Christopher Mims) – “The rapid adoption of remote work and automation could accelerate inequalities in place for decades. Economists say the resulting ‘K’ shaped recovery will be good for professionals—and bad for everyone else.”

Former Hogan chief of staff calls MES severance, bonuses ‘customary’; legislators seek answers on ‘problematic’ payouts (The Baltimore Sun – Pamela Wood)

Here’s what Baltimore-area school district schedules will look like this fall as coronavirus pandemic continues (The Baltimore Sun – Liz Bowie)

District 4: Say No to Sezin Palmer (Part 2) (HoCo Progress Report)

About that Post (Village Green/Town Squared)

This Week’s Birthday’s:

  • August 25th – Mary Ann Scully
  • August 26th – Delegate Shelly Hettleman
  • August 27th – Karla Raettig, RJ Caulder
  • August 28th – Laura Newberger, Nancy Carlsen, Elisa Kamens, Jason Shapiro, Jessie Newburn
  • August 29th – Josh Tzuker, Susan Dobbs O’Brien, Lamont Stanley Bryant, Kevin Bell
  • August 30th – Jen Mallo

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