33 Things to Change Your Life

Several years ago my Dad gave me a copy of an article outlining 40 things to consider which would benefit my life. This was typical for Daddy – he was always sending quotations, relevant articles, and suggestions for growth, fulfillment, and to help me become the best human being possible. I stumbled across this list a few days ago, and found the list to be simple – yet powerful. I have culled through this list and created my own list for us to consider. The original list, by the way, was provided by our church, First United Methodist Church, and was provided for thoughtful integration during the Lenten Season.Hope it will be of benefit to you.


  1. Drink lots of water.
  2. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants.
  3. Live with the E’s: energy, enthusiasm, and empathy.
  4. Make time to pray.
  5. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes a day.
  6. Sleep for at least 7 hours.
  7. Take a 30 minute walk every day.
  8. Play more games.
  9. Laugh often.
  10. Read more books than you did last year.


  1. Don’t compare yourself to others. Run your own race.
  2. Invest energy in positive thoughts AND the present moment.
  3. Dream more.
  4. Envy is a waste of time. We have all we need.
  5. Make peace with your past. Learn and grow.
  6. Choose love not fear.
  7. We own our choices. We own our happiness.
  8. Life is school. We are here to learn. Problems and issues are our curriculum.
  9. Agree to disagree.
  10. Call family often. Love family always.
  11. Each day – do something kind for someone.
  12. Forgive everyone for everything.
  13. Spend time with people over 70 – learn, learn, learn.
  14. Spread love and joy. Try to make at least 3 people smile every day.
  15. What others think of us is none of our business.


  1. Do the right thing.
  2. God heals all.
  3. Change is the constant.
  4. No matter how hard……get up, get dressed, show up.
  5. The best is yet to come – always.
  6. Greet each day with a ‘THANK YOU’.
  7. Embrace Faith, Hope, and Love.

Last but not least…..let’s make 2019 a great year!! We own our ’24’ – (each 24 hour period)……let’s create the life we want!!