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, November 1, 2007

Finding the "Pretty"...

There is an ongoing joke in my family,
They have teased me for years about trying to find 'the pretty'...
What they mean is when my kids were young they were not allowed to say someone was ugly,
I would always tell them to find the pretty,
Everyone has something,
Nice hair, eyes, teeth, skin, something...
My husband and I would also have that conversation,
I would say someone was cute and he would roll his eyes,
So today we joke and laugh about it...
I still feel that way though,
Mostly, the pretty is in the spirit,
I recall years ago working in Germany,
I had this co-worker who was tall, dark and handsome,
Women flocked in just to see and flirt with him,
He smiled and flirted back, but all he ever talked about was his wife, back in the states,
We all assumed she had to be drop-dead gorgeous,
Well,
When I met her...
I immediately started looking for the pretty,
Even I was having a hard time,
But within that day I knew she was beautiful,
Her spirit and heart was so open,
And the way she treated him was something to see,
The way she treated us was amazing,
Glancing at him I could see that he was looking at her through love's eyes,
And to him she was gorgeous,
I remember him telling me that when he was with her,
He felt like a man,
He didn't have to say another word, I totally understood that...
Over twenty-six years and I have never forgotten it,
This morning I was driving across the bridge thinking about laughing and talking with my sishtahs,
Last night,
And how lovely they are, all aging beautifully,
Holding it down,
Mostly what makes them beautiful though,
Is their laughter, we were giggling like teenagers,
And their spirits,
And that made me remember that couple,
It's out there,
We simply have to be open to looking for the 'PRETTY'

7 comments:

shelia said...

Finding the pretty to me is not just the physical, but finding something positive to say about someone. Even physically, there's something unique about us all--whether it be a pretty face, beautiful piercing eyes or a radiant smile...thank you for the post--and let us all find the pretty.

Angelia... said...

Yes, Sister Sheila, let's

blessings,
angelia

JC Martin said...

That's so true. I used to say that everyone is beautiful (pretty) in their own way, you just have to open more than your heart.

As for that man from Germany...Beauty truly is always in the eye of the beholder.

I hope to have your sistah girl relationship when I finally grow up.

Angelia... said...

They are awesome, I tell you, last night after church I was talking and giggling, I smiled all the way home thinking about it...this morning I spoke to one and she summed it up perfectly, "Every time we get together, we have fun and it don't cost nothing but a laugh." For True...

Smooches,
angelia

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Mostly, the pretty is in the spirit,

Excellent post, sis. Pretty is a pretty does as the saying goes. And this post is a beautiful reminder...

Gwyneth

Angelia... said...

Thanks my beautiful sistah!

blessings,
angelia

Yasmin said...

Thanks Pretty Woman!
xoxo