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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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Finding the Goods...

I always try to find what’s good,
In everything…
When I am writing, even when I know my character has mad issues,
I make it my business to balance it with what is good in that person,
My character Brown had serious issues, but he was a good father, took care of his family while in the midst of his issues…
When reading I look for some redeeming characteristic in the bad one,
Sometimes it’s hard to find, especially if they have been written purposely bad…
The same is true when reviewing books,
I try to find something in there that will appeal to the potential reader,
Just because something isn’t my literary cup of tea, doesn’t in any way mean it will not be someone else’s,
When written badly I will say that but will try to temper it with something that works,
The same is true in my real people life,
I will make the effort to see the good in people,
Or to see what makes them beautiful,
Everyone has something… we simply have to make the effort to find it,
Understanding all the time that it doesn’t diminish our worth,
Or beauty to see the worth or beauty in someone else,
And if we can’t find it, relax and let them go…
Yesterday I was rolling through cyberspace…
I do that occasionally when I have a little time on my hands,
Want to see what’s up…
I saw some really cool stuff, laughed a little bit, was touched a few times, and then…
I saw what I call cyber mess,
When I see that I move on past,
For the life of me, I am unable to understand why people take it so seriously,
And are feuding, fighting and being downright goofy…
I love reading excerpts, opinions and participating,
But if I see meanness, pettiness or mess,
Mama is rolling on…
I will not comment, get involved or even tell anyone about it…
Life is too short for that,
It feels like bathing in dirty water,
When a crystal spring is available…
I know this short missive from me won’t change a thing,
But I would ask people to be careful about what they ‘say’…
Because that stuff lives on and on and on….
And often the impression that is left is the OPPOSITE of
What may have been intended...

Love and Blessings,
angelia

9 comments:

JC Martin said...

There is some kind of beauty in all people...we just need to find it.

On-line drama or up close and personal drama, makes me coil up in my skin and wish to disappear so not to be a part of it.

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

On-line drama or up close and personal drama, makes me coil up in my skin and wish to disappear so not to be a part of it.

THAT'S IT...can't do, won't be a part of it...

Love and blessings,
angelia

Yasmin said...

Everyone has something… we simply have to make the effort to find it,


Thanks for the reminder...and, of late, I've steered clear of negative conversations even from folks that I like. Don't have the time or the patience to feed into the madness. I'm on a kick to find the good in everything these days because lawd knows it's too dayum easy to focus on the negative and destruction...and unfortunately that can get into your spirit and make you a very bitter person!
xoxo

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Indeed it can, that is why I steer clear of manure, don't want it on me...

Love and Blessings,
angelia

GENESIS said...

So very true!

Looking for the positive is essential...for everything

Some people thrive on on-line drama, not this kid...the net is supposed to be a place to escape, have fun, relate...but some really 'live' on-line and treat it as real life

Genesis

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Yup, Yup...

smooches,
angelia

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Great post. I try to stay away from real life and on-line drama. It eats up your time and doesn't feel good. And like you said life is too short.

Gwyneth

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Thanks Lady Gwyneth,,

smooches,
angelia

Loura said...

Great work.