Do. Or Be. Or Both.

I really do what I say I do in my Twitter profile.

I want to be cognizant of the things I do and intentionally choose to spend my time and energy doing things that make a difference. Maybe it won’t change the world, but instead will just help one person. Maybe it won’t change the direction of the universe for eternity, but instead might nudge the course of something I or someone else is doing, that will ultimately accomplish that goal.

Am I living a life God can bless? I pray I am. I strive to do that.

As usual though, I have been focusing on the ‘doing’ rather than just being. It is difficult for me to just be without doing in this current time of sabbatical in my life. Yet I’m convinced that’s part of the purpose of the sabbatical.

I’ve been doing a lot of different things, especially for the past three weeks. While they have been important, sometimes fun and with much learning, I’m just going to be for the rest of today.

That might be the one thing that really will matter for eternity.



About Shari Risoff

Shari Risoff is an author, editor and consultant based in Raleigh, NC, USA. She studied business and spent years building client relationships in the corporate world and is passionate about communicating. She is the author of two books, Released: A True Story of Escape from an Abusive Marriage and Accidental Sabbatical. She began to consult and write full time during her own accidental sabbatical. She writes, and edits books for other authors, as well as helping small business owners with infrastructure or communication or projects of many kinds. She is devoted to her husband Stephen. When she is not working on her new book, or hanging out with Stephen, she is reading books or studying human behavior. Readers or writers in need of an editor can get in touch via email: projectmavens @ or follow her on Twitter @ShariRisoff.
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One Response to Do. Or Be. Or Both.

  1. A very impressive article. Well prepared. Very motivating!! Set off on to way

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