I know I've written about "plus one" before. Aaron and I learned this concept when we were taking linguistic classes in Dallas. Go a little farther, do something a little harder, learn a little bit more than you think you can.
This concept applies to every area of my life, not just learning Lavukaleve. As we are beginning to feel a little bit more at home and a little bit more settled, I'm sensing the need for growth and to add "Plus One" back into my life. Women of Faith shared a quote on Instagram the other day,
"Spiritual growth takes place in an atmosphere of invitation and intention."
So, I'm putting the routines and boundaries in place to foster that "Plus One" growth in my life. Spiritually, it looks like being more diligent with scripture memory. Mentally, I challenged myself by making pickles for the first time this weekend. Thankfully, my MIL bailed me out when no pickling salt could be found.
Physically, "Plus One" looks like borrowing Sarah's bike today for a bike-riding date with my hubby. And adding more time and distance on my morning cardio along with a few more reps on the tiny bit of weight training I'm doing. Because I believe in leading by example, I'll be working alongside my kids as they train for their first Kids' Triathalon in August. Katherine will be my training buddy! And for me, that's "Plus One".
I want to be a good steward of what the Lord has given me. And that looks different from every other person on the planet. What does it look like for you?