Positive Attitudes With A Baking Twist

Archive for January, 2012

Today’s Positive Thought

   Today’s Positive Thought is by Carl Schurz.

“Ideals are like stars.  You will never succeed in touching them with your hands; but, like the seafaring man, you choose them as your guides, and, following them, you will reach your destiny.”

The Appearance

The appearance of lack and limitation in whatever area of life we are experiencing it is telling us what we need to work on.  All the attention we have been giving to this particular lack or limitation is feeding it to grow and multiply in our life.  So, what can we do about it?  We begin by recognizing that it is there, acknowledge it, “Hello, nice having you visit.  Thank you for showing me what I need to work on.  Now it is time to go.”   We need to stop complaining about it, either to others or ourselves in our self-talk. 

What we give our attention to will either stay in our life or bring something into our life.   The point of focus we choose; lack/limitation or prosperity/abundance, will and does determine the way we experience life.  Today we set the tone for our tomorrow through our words, thoughts and beliefs.  Yeah, sometimes we do an oops and continue to focus on what we don’t want and admonish ourselves about it, this admonishing has to stop in order for us to overcome the “challenge” present in our lives.  Therefore my friends, please stop beating yourself up over this; it only feeds the “challenge” and it will continue to grow.  The negative feelings/words we direct to ourselves only serves to keep this unwanted condition in our life.  This is a luxury we can no longer afford…it serves no purpose but to hold us down and keep us from our success in this particular area of our life.  Now, we have to make a decision.  We either stay in this uncomfortable situation, because it is familiar and we know what to expect, or, we pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and gird our loins to take that first step into a positive and uniquely wonderful experience.  Can it be scary to do this? Yes.  But, if we don’t take the risk of moving forward it will be status quo.  No one can make us change our thoughts and beliefs, only we have the power and ability to do so.  It is up to each of us to change our perception and move into an unknown, as we never know how it will appear in our life, which will benefit us in the long run. 

Time to create the life we want to live.  The life we want to live is waiting in the wings for its cue to make its entrance onto the stage of our life. 

How do we begin this change?  We use positive affirmations and self talk.  Every time we have a negative thought concerning this “challenge” and desire to speak about it, holding our tongue is essential, as we don’t want to give it more power.  Should we decide to beat ourselves up over it, we stop the verbal or non-verbal self-abuse.  Counteract it with a positive affirmation, suchas, “I am or I have…”  Pat yourself on the back and give yourself credit for taking the negative and turning it around.  Hooray for you!!!

Remember, you have the power, talent and ability to alter the conditions in your life.  You have been endowed with the inner power to make use of your thoughts, beliefs and concepts to initiate the change, your point of focus, so that you may continue your travels on the golden road of success.  See it, believe it, and accept it! 

Change your mind and change your life.  Life always takes us at our own valuation, so, pump it up!!

Is there a secret? Yep!!  And that secret is you and your inner power.  Plug into your inner power and let the positive flow of that electricity flow through you and invigorate you in your moving forward.  You are aglow with the positivity of life, success, prosperity, wealth, well-being, health and money. 

You are a great individual and I celebrate you and all your successes in life. 

The Power Is Yours.  Jay

Today’s Positive Thought

   Today’s Positive Thought is by Emmet Fox

“Keep your mental branding iron for the things you want, and when you really want something brand it deeply with your own name  and it will be yours.”

Today’s Positive Thought

   Today’s Positive Thought is by Ernest Holmes.

“Life externalizes at the level of our thoughts…If we wish to transcend old thoughts we msut rise above them and think higher thoughts.”

Today’s Positive Thought

   Today’s Positive Thought is by Dr. Venice Bloodworth.

“Have faith in your inherent power to achieve; it is faith in yourself that attracts success.”

My Toast To You

   My toast to you is to celebrate how great and wonderful you are. 

That no matter what the storm you weather it admirably and when you do something silly you can laugh at yourself.

I celebrate your special talents and abilities….for there is no one else who is as gifted as you are in what you do.

I am thankful that you are successful, prosperous and filled with joy, love, happiness and harmony. 

I rejoice in knowing that within you is a power that you can use and do use to move forward in life. 

I am grateful for your uniqueness and creativity, your individuality.

Life is wondrous in so many different ways and your ability tap into this phenomenal wonder to bring forth a life that expresses all that you are is fantastic.

I celebrate your ability to walk down a different path and follow your intuition to new ideas and bring them into fruition for the good of the world.

I celebrate you because you are you.

My toast to you; continued success in all you are, in all you do, in all you create for the betterment of the world around you and to reap the benefits.

I am thankful for you,


Celebrate You and Toast Yourself!

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe


Just wanted to let you know there is a new page for a Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe.  These muffins can also be made Gluten Free, see the above recipe.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the muffins,



A Weekend Thought

A Weekend Thought is by Ernest Holmes.

“We must come at last to believe in our own word of affirmation and acceptance; and not only to put our hope into words, but also to accept the realization of that hope.  Any person who will do this consistently, who will continue to announce his good and to believe in it, most surely will find the seeming barren areas of his life awaken to new creativity.”

Today’s Positive Thought

   Today’s Positive Thought is by Dr. Joseph Murphy.

“The law of increase is inevitable, and my mind is constantly open to a bountiful increase.  My business grows, expands, and unfolds in a wonderful way, and my finances are always multiplied exceedingly.  I am richly and abundantly supplied…”

Change Your Mind

   Change your mind.  Ok, where is the exchange and can I have…. Yes you can exchange it, well your thoughts anyway, and you can have whatever you desire, it all takes place within the mind you want to exchange, yours.  The catch…you gotta believe and wanna change your life enough to risk the change. (My accent is showing.)

Cash out the old and unproductive limiting thoughts, bring in the new and invigorating to carry you forward to greater success in living and well-being. 

A recent article, Limitations on Jan. 17, at the end presented a 30 day challenge to change one particular area of your life. Do read the article for more information.   

Change is key to living a better life. 

The more we remain in the rut of habitual limited thinking concerning our life and conditions the more time it may take to climb out of the rut to prosperity and abundance, success. 

Yes, taking that first step can be daunting and it requires faith in ourselves, our abilities, our talents and a deep desire to change the condition(s) for the better.  Will there be challenges along the way? Yes.  It is in how we meet these challenges and being steadfast in our belief that we will travel onward and upward.  Not only will we learn a variety of new things but our knowledge base will expand as well, which in turn will give us ideas, creative ones, for moving into success with our project. Life is full of surprises and you’ll never know where the idea will lead or who you will meet along the way to help with your project.  Always listen to your intuition about a person, place or thing…it is invaluable. 

To paraphrase William James, the most amazing thing about human beings is the ability to think.    

On that note I want to share the following quote by Emmet Fox.

“If you will change your mind concerning anything and absolutely keep it changed, that thing must and will change too.”

Treat yourself to living the life you want.  You are worth it.  Jay

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