Stack Up

Good morning! 

I recently visited Waterfront Grill for dinner where I ordered their Crab Mango and Avacado Stack appetizer for my entree. It’s delicious! And beautiful too!

It consists of several of my favorite foods all stacked up. Avacado. Mango. Crab. All mixed together with a little Remoulade sauce and some Serrano Chilies and a basket of chips to dip it with. Yum!

That same afternoon I had given my students some shape manipulatives to use as Bingo markers. With explicit directions not to play with them, but simply to use them as markers on their Bingo cards. 

I no sooner called the first letter on their cards and looked up to find not just one but several towers of manipulatives stacked on their tables beside them.

What is it about block type items that makes you just want to stack them?

Stack up. It’s an informal term that means measure up. Compare.

How do you stack up? 

Do you ever compare yourself to others? Do a little self-assessing to see where you stand? 

If you are at all like me, you more than likely come up on the short end of that stick. Someone else is always better. Smarter, prettier, richer, more successful. Whatever your markers may be, you fall short.

That’s not how God intended it. That’s why we aren’t to judge or compare. We have enough to worry about keeping up with our own affairs.

When a runner runs a race he is much more likely to win if he keeps his eyes on the prize. In front of him. If he stays on task. His task. Focuses on where he’s going. Not where he’s been or where his competitors are beside him. When we lose focus of our own plan, we lose our momentum.  

Let’s all stop comparing. Feeling as if we’re not good enough or something’s not fair. God made each of us just like He wanted us to be. With our own plan. 

Let’s all be the best we can be. And leave the stacking up for the appetizers at Waterfront Grill. And the manipulatives in Mrs. Carnes room 309. 😉

Don’t compare yourself with others. Just look at your own work to see if you have done anything to be proud of. You must each accept the responsibilities that are yours. Galatians 6:4-6

Love and laughter, 



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