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




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Friday, September 7, 2007

WORD IS BOND...

WORD IS BOND…
I remember growing up in the sixties and one of the favorite sayings I can recall is,
“My Word is Bond.”
I took that to mean as a young teenager that if the word was said, it was done, and secured…I loved what that meant and to this day I still try to do what I say I will do, if I can’t or have no intentions of doing it I keep my mouth shut…
This brings a couple things to mind,
I have a friend who is performing tonight and I feel so badly that I can’t make it,
Because when I promised her last year, I had every intention of being there…
But life happens and as soon as I knew, I told her…she is my friend, so we are cool…
The other situations are my youngsters…
Don’t ever lie to a kid or break a promise without a real good reason…
Because to them, “Word is Bond, Yo.”
And they mean it down to the very fibers of their being…
Once a young person distrusts you…it is an uphill battle to regain their trust…
I remember when raising my kids…
I made sure that if I told them I was going to do something…
I was going to do it…
Because no matter how tired I was or whatever else I had going on…
They ruled supreme…
When they asked me to do something and I couldn’t or simply didn’t want to…
I told them straight out the gate, it wasn’t going to happen,
And to not ask again…
Because my word was bond, even when saying no…
And for that they respected me…
Because they knew if I said it was going to happen…
It was going to happen…
If I said it wasn’t going to happen…
Then please believe it wasn’t going to happen…
That is why today I make sure when I say I can…
Or I will do something…
That I truly can…
And I truly will…
Or I keep my mouth closed…
Because to me, my word is still bond…
YO!!!
Emma break a leg, I will be with you in heart and spirit…
angelia

7 comments:

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Word! True dat!

:-)

Gwyneth

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Thanks Lady...

Love and Blessings...
angelia

Yasmin said...

So true...word is bond I try not to make promises I know that I cannot keep...although I must admit I will usually so no first and then if plans change...or I'm in the mood...then I will do it...so it's a pleasant surprise for everyone...hehe.

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Sometimes I like to do the surprise thing as well...

Love and Blessinqs

angel

JC Martin said...

As a product of parents that always made promises, but they were always broken, I make it my obligation, not to go back on my word. It is the most hurtul thing as a child to experience, so my word is my bond.

Yasmin, that is a great concept, Say no first, and change your mind later. I will use that.

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Thanks for posting Jen,
missed you,

love and blessings

angelia

CapCity said...

this is the reason i rarely make promises...word to ya muvah! ;-)

always better to say u don't plan to do a thing & pleasantly turn around & surprise 'em by doing it. but when u say you're GOING to do something that U DON'T do??? that's "suicide".