Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




Contact information:
Website: http://acvermen.blogspot.com
Email: acvermen@yahoo.com
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Word Power...

The power of words…
It is amazing how easy it is to tell where someone is in their life by what they say…
Yesterday, I was talking to a co-worker about my newest book…
As she received her copy, she asked how sales were going…
I happily told her that I had already sold out on my first printing and had ordered more…
We talked a bit longer then she asked me a question…
The question was, was I disappointed by how other cities,
Were more supportive than the city I lived in…
Huh?
They have been very supportive in terms of purchasing…
Book clubs…having my books in the library…
I was a bit puzzled…
“Well what I mean is I see that the surrounding cities always have you in their local papers and you are always going somewhere else to do festivals and stuff…”
Light bulb moment…
I thought about it for just a beat then I told her,
“I don’t spend a great deal of my time thinking of disappointments, my focus is on what good is going on. I would really lose my mind and muddle up my blessings if I thought about stuff like that. Come on sis, how can several cities asking me to show up be a bad thing.” She stood there for several minutes not understanding a word I had said.
I know her and I knew why…
She spends vast amounts of time…
Drinking from half empty glasses…
Or anticipating doom, in the midst of the good times…
Yuck that!
In my opinion, tough times are simply dress rehearsals for the good times…
Speed bumps, alert me that I need to slow down…
Trials help me appreciate what I have…
There are so many words that I have x’d from my vocabulary…
There is simply not enough time for that particular madness…
My friends often say they can tell when they have gotten too negative…
I asked them how…
They told me that I do one of two things…
I sit quietly, minding my own business…
Or I change the subject…
They know a sister…

acVernon Menchan

8 comments:

Gwyneth Bolton said...

“I don’t spend a great deal of my time thinking of disappointments, my focus is on what good is going on. I would really lose my mind and muddle up my blessings if I thought about stuff like that. Come on sis, how can several cities asking me to show up be a bad thing.”

I'm feeling you today sis! Find the postive in a situation, learn what you're supposed to learn from a situation, keep it moving and please don't block the blessings needs to be a motto or creed. LOL. We all need to strive for your mindset in this regard. It's sad your friend couldn't see it. But when a person is used to being negative all the time it's hard to see the positive.

much love and peace,

Gwyneth

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Indeed it is...

Love and Blessings...
angelia

Yasmin said...

I sit quietly, minding my own business…
Or I change the subject…
They know a sister…


What a good example!
xoxo

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Girl I try...

Love and Blessings...

angelia

JC Martin said...

"I sit quietly..." works in alot of aspects of an every day life. I sist quiet and let my children or even my husband reflect on the crazy things that come out of their mouths without even a second thought.

Such a learning experience.

Love and Respect
JC

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Jen,
you have to, otherwise you are adding fuel to a raging fire...

love and blessings...
mama deep

CapCity said...

EVERY time I come to your spot, Sistah Angelia it's like you've been reading my soul and knew what I needed to hear. In addition to writer, wife, etc. are u also a soothsayer?;-)

Thank u also for coming to check on a sistah. I guess my cup had runneth ovah with the negativity spinning around me and I needed to go back to God's Earth and be reminded of WHOse I am.

When r u doing a book signing or coming to visit NYC?

Hugz!

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Hey Baby,

don't let them steal your joy, I am working on taking my show on the road next year...and NYC is top of the list. Keep your head up and never let 'em see you sweat...

Love and Blessings...
angelia