I am someone who loves to check things off my To Do List! It gives me a great sense of accomplishment and makes me feel productive. Recently, I have learned that my To Be List should be prioritized, creating the foundation for everything I do. Before I do anything, I want to do my best at being to hopefully become a little more loving, compassionate, and kind. This list was inspired after reading the book of Matthew.  Feel free to print, share, or add to this list in the comments below!

A judgmental thought righted

An angry attitude dissipated

A grudge forgiven

A mercy extended

A comparison neutralized

A fear overcome

A fret worked through

A welcome given

A negative memory reframed

A stillness developed

An expression of love spoken

A vulnerability allowed

A mask removed

A phenomenon of nature appreciated

A positive thought rehearsed

A word of wisdom heeded

A value system shifted

A meditation ventured

A panicked racing heart stilled

A rant stopped

A tangent quelled

A vicissitude accepted

A compassionate thought formed

An unnecessary task unemployed

A weariness reenergized

A tearful breakdown allowed

A depressing outlook reigned in

A pain endured

A greed freed

An ingratitude turned grateful

A hypocritical thought humbled

A person taken for granted now prioritized

A courageous effort of another applauded

A misunderstanding understood

A reconciliation made

A wrong made right

A lying or hurtful tongue immobilized

A praise extolled

A quarrel quashed

A smile shared

A laugh exchanged

A conviction formed

An embarrassment accepted

A temptation overcome

A prayer prayed

A peace acquired

An evil thought destroyed

An understanding realized

A prideful thought humbled

An envy rectified

A blame owned

A criticism withheld

A selfish ambition confessed

A strength beyond self sought

A ruminating thought redirected

A compliment extended

A tender touch expressed

An unnoticed person acknowledged

An iniquity recompensed

A gossip dissolved

A light within radiated

A worry about tomorrow lifted up

An anxiety breathed into

A quick temper tempered

A self-demeaning thought extinguished

A perspective changed


  1. I absolutely LOVE this list! When I get my printer fixed I will print it on special paper and post it near my meditation
    area. Thank you for taking the time to read the inspired words of Matthew with this lens and for creating/word-smithing this beautiful and challenging list.

    Meanwhile, I have to say, I really don’t know how you could be any more loving, compassionate, and kind, except to yourself!

    I love you so much and wish you every kind of healing imaginable!

    1. I think I accidentally hit submit comment before I was ready…as I was saying, this study taught me how Jesus showed us to “be” more than do. His words just unfolded before me like a blooming flower, and this list resulted. You are very kind. Thank you!

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