Measure Up

You've probably heard the old proverb that says, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”  I recently changed it to “Give a girl a measurement and she makes one thing.  Teach a girl to measure and she can make a billion.”

Although it took me a while to figure it out, I eventually realized that most of the Peace House ladies had no idea how to use a ruler or measuring tape.  We needed to have measuring camp! First, we tackled the basics of using a tape measure and the difference between length, width, and depth.  Next, Heather and I challenged the ladies with a scavenger-hunt-type list of things to measure, including tables, doorways, floor tiles, people, and more. 

The funniest moment was when Dorcas, who’s about 6 months pregnant,  asked someone to measure her.  She claimed she’d be the biggest thing we measured all day.