National Hole in My Bucket Day

This day pays homage to an old German children’s song from the 1700’s. “There’s a Hole in My Bucket” lilts laughingly as “dear Henry” and “dear Liza” exchange challenges and solutions, always met with yet another challenge. “Then fix it, dear Henry, dear Henry…” is met with “With what, dear Liza, dear Liza…”

Funny how a simple childhood song can parody adult life. Many of us find ourselves caught up in a seemingly endless barrage of challenges. These are the holes in our buckets. Usually, our perspective widens, and we can often implement workable solutions once we stop throwing objections into our own pathways.

Whatever the hole in your bucket may be today, try singing a few stanzas. And fix it, dear friend, dear friend, dear friend. Then fix it, dear friend, dear friend. Fix it. (And smile.)

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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