Monday, February 24, 2014

The Team Of Popcorn Movers

The other day after school I noticed a couple of teachers and several students forming a circle and looking down at something on the ground together.  Of course curiosity got the best of me and I walked over to see what was going on.  Then I noticed it.  The moving popcorn.

One fluffy piece of popcorn was actually moving along the sidewalk where parents come to pick up their children when the 3:00 bell rings.  Upon looking closer, I realized what was really happening.  A team of ants was working together and carrying the load.  As a unit, they were moving that piece of popcorn that was several times larger than each of the individual ants.

All I could say was, "That's what teamwork looks like!"

We guys and girls could all learn a thing or two from ants.  One important lesson they teach us through their actions is this:  We can accomplish great things when we work together as one.  Far better goals are reached when we are united than when we are divided.

I remember learning this several years ago.  It's never left my mind.  And it's 110% true.  T.E.A.M. means this:


It does not matter what the scenario is...

Maybe your family has to clean out the garage.
Maybe your church wants to evangelize every home in its neighborhood.
Maybe your softball team is competing for the city league championship.
Maybe your town desires to reduce its crime rate.

Just remember this:  Regardless of what you want to accomplish, your chances of success greatly increase when you form a team with others and work together as one strong unit.

I'll always remember the team of popcorn movers.  What a cool sight that was.  And what a TREMENDOUS feast and celebration they must have enjoyed when they reached their destination later that afternoon!

The ants are right.  Working together really is best.  And it leads to exciting results. 

P.S.  Would you like to see a short, cool video of what happens when members of a marching band work together as a team?  If so, just click HERE.


  1. "go the aunt, o sluggard: consider her ways and be wise" Prov. 6:6
    awesome blog post david, just wonderful.

  2. Such an appropriate verse, Jamie. I appreciate you and I enjoy your blog.