Positive Attitudes With A Baking Twist

3 Short Articles

What Box?

One of the most important things I learned about success was to be successful one had to think outside the box. Boxes serve a purpose, to keep things in and protect them from damage.

But when we want to be successful it is about thinking outside the box.

What is a box? It is a cardboard container. Back when I was growing up, a few centuries ago, my parents had a new washer delivered, it was in a very large box which became a” spaceship” .  I went to my father’s work- bench and gathered up old switches, lights, anything I could use to create a  control panel.  Kids from the neighborhood joined me in playing ‘spaceship”.  Each of us took turns in the “spaceship” while the kids on the outside jostled the box to simulate flight, etc. We had a great time!

So, what was a box? It was a “spaceship”. A wonder-filled toy which brought out my creativity and we all had a great couple of days playing “spaceship”.

Thinking inside a box is confining, it limits our creativity for success.

Perception is a key to success. Hmmmm?

  “Spaceship” or box?-Jay

Cause & Effect

Learning is about expanding our minds.

Positive Cookie Attitudes™ was begun to help people expand their life experiences into greater success and well-being.

One of the first things I discuss in a lecture and in class situations is cause and effect.  Our thoughts and our words have the power to create.  Throughout the ages it has been taught that what we think and believe, cause, has an outer expression which corresponds exactly to the inner, effect. Hence, the saying, “What you think is what you get.”  Cause and Effect can be found everywhere; which is why it is important for each of us to take stock in our thoughts, words, and concepts, all are causes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson in his, Essay on Compensation, wrote“Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit, cannot be severed; for the effect already blooms in the cause…”

Success is an Effect  – Jay


Secret Recipe?

How in the world does making and baking cookies relate to positive attitudes and life? Well, the quality of the ingredients is very important.  When I bake I use high-end products as it shows in the taste of the cookies. Creativity is a key as well in baking. You start with a basic recipe and can add ingredients to the mix that liven up the cookie and give it a better taste.

Years ago a neighbor gave us her secret recipe chocolate chip cookies…after experimenting with different ingredients, I finally hit on one ingredient that gave a similar taste and  texture. Now, I have my own secret recipe for chocolate chip cookies.

The recipe for living life is not a secret, it has been taught for many years and begins with the quality of our thoughts, beliefs and concepts. Living life is an inside job.  Bake away!


Comments on: "3 Short Articles" (2)

  1. I remember taking a large washer box and making a house out of it for our kids. We cut out windows and a door, painted it white and the “shutters” green, painted on flower boxes, etc. They had so much fun playing with it that it fell apart! Sometimes my kids think so far out of the box that I look at them askance! Thanks for your posts, John, and I feel I should get free cookies for commenting! JK…have a great day.

    • I agree totally!!
      How great your kids have a creative mom.
      Now about the cookies, sugar or no sugar?
      We are back to baking individual orders. No sugar added and sugar.
      FYI no sugar added is with xylitol and agave nectar-low on Glycemic Index.
      Oct. 12, 12 noon to 1 p.m. Free PCA Lecture At Chamber Office.

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