Change Is Necessary To Grow Mentally And Spiritually-Thoughts From Wally Amos The Cookie Guy


Wally Amos is known as “Famous Amos”, the chocolate chip cookie man. He had written an article in a magazine called The Costco Connection. Renovating Your Mind wants to quote parts of this writing named “Be Positive.” It took almost four decades of my life to understand and utilize this life-changing wisdom.

Wally Amos writes, “During the last three years, I have been having a deep spiritual awakening. For a very long time I have wanted others to change.” “I asked myself, “why can’t I change?” I had never asked that question before.” Mr. Amos made the decision saying that “I must change.”

Again he says, “If everything must change, because nothing stays the same, then I am a part of that truth, because truly, nothing stays the same. I am reminded of the old saying that you can never step into the same river twice. You cannot grow and stay young. Everything must change.”

Wally quotes another saying that says, “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”

That teacher can be an event, an old memory or sometimes an individual that causes you to reevaluate your life and make a drastic change.

Then finally Mr. Wally writes, “What are you waiting for? What habit or habits are preventing you from moving forward? What behavior must you change? What value are you receiving from being stubborn and demanding to have your way? Commit to change some part of your behavior today. Fight no longer. Everything must change. Let go now and feel the chains fall to the ground.”

In my youth, I needed to change everyone that intimately graced my life. As the years have passed, I like “Famous Amos” have decided the only change necessary is the ones that I must make within myself. Positive changes are emulated by others around you only if they feel the value it may foster within their own lives.

You need to believe in yourself. Look into your heart. Take fellow human criticism as possible input not the gospel. The only one that knows you is YOU. Mistakes are productive when they are you own. Learn from them.


You are responsible for the decisions you make in life. Blame no one else except the image you see when looking in the mirror. Mistakes are human. They initiate positive changes necessary to grow mentally and spiritually.


Act on them. Feel the positive metamorphosis they bring into all of our lives.

An update from August 5, 2014 with an email response from the cookie superstar, Famous Amos:


As I read your article regarding change, it occurred to me article slipped by me.  I enjoyed it very much.  Thank you for sharing my thoughts with your readers.  I apologize for the late response.  I am honored that you thought enough of my writing to share it.  Have a terrific day!

Be Positive, Anyway!

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