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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Monday, January 28, 2008

Change...

According to popular opinion, change is hard...
That is for true...
But in this very early new year, change is definitely afoot,
We can see it quite clearly in the political arena...
If we are all honest, and we must be...
A year ago manywould have been quick to say, no way,
If anyone had told us how well Barack Obama would have done in Iowa or South Carolina...
Change is a afoot...
Also in the writing game,
I see changes,
Though it is slow, more people are coming out, talking about the state of African-American literature,
And what we can do about it,
And that change will be most difficult,
Because it involves taking our hearts out of it and thinking with our minds and wallets,
One of the major ways to exact a change in a Capitalist world is with the wallet...
And since so many seem to feel we are selling ourselves short with some of what's hitting the shelves,
The only way that will change is if the consumer decides to stop consuming,
Many ways it's like drug wars, a war no one can hope to win, as long as people want to get high...
Otherwise, as in any arena, we will always get what we have always gotten...
Personal change for many is also underway,
I can attest to that,
Aging changes things,
Circumstances changes things,
Opportunities changes things,
The biggest challenge from a personal standpoint,
Is whether we are willing to embrace change, making it work for us,
The most stagnant thing...
Is when one digs in, refusing to change because of fear,
Or hanging on to what was,
Thinking it will come back, if we hold on tightly enough,
Can't think of a single case where that actually occurred....
This is not to say, one should change for change's sake...
But to grow, prosper, expand...
Change we must...

Blessings,
angelia

angeliavmenchan.com

7 comments:

GENESIS said...

Yes...change is a must. It'll happen with or without our consent. My last job underwent a major change and I couldn't believe how many hemmed and hawed about it... it was crazy to me but I had to realize that I'm more comfortable with change than most... for people who have a hard time with it, I recommend Who Moved My Cheese... I passed around my copy at work and while it didn't open everyone to the aspect of change, many more embraced it that hadn't before...

we live
we learn
we evolove

just the way it goes

luv you like sliced bread

G-Nice

Gwyneth Bolton said...

All that you touch
You Change.
All that you Change
Changes you.
Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

This is one of the powerful quotes from Butler's Parables. The one thing that the parables highlighted for me was the inevitability of change. Change is going to happen whether we want it to or not. We need to be more proactive and hands on though if we want to effect change and help make the kind of change we want to see...

Gwyneth

JC Martin said...

I must ask if we don't change doesn't life become boring and mundane? From my viewpoint it would. I listen to people make excuses as to why things just don't happen for them, but their excuse is just an admittion to not accepting the truth and reality of if it didn't come your way maybe you need to change. I know I have changed a lot about me over the years.

Genesis: Who Moved My Cheese is a great recommendation along with Fish!

Gwyneth: I only listened to Parable of The Sower. And all the main character spoke of in her earthseeds was about change, and how change is good. I can't wait to get my hands on an audio version of Parable of The Talent, and hopefull Lynne Thigpen is also the narrator, because she did an awesome job reading the other.

Yasmin said...

Change is inevitable...whether we like it or not. LOL. I've had a lot of discussions about change this weekend. Even butted heads with a friend about Barack Obama. Had to step back for a moment and say...'will this matter in 5 years?' The topic nope...but the friendship yes...so I decided to take the high road, be the bigger person and change the SUBJECT since I realized it was not about changing HIM. He felt strongly about his beliefs and I felt equally strongly about mine. Hehe.
Sis, thanks so much for participating in last night's discussion. It was good having you on board.

G-I love Who Moved My Cheese...need to read it again!

Ang

Yasmin said...

Jennifer, I'm going to get audiobooks of Octavia's Parable series. Thanks for the suggestion.

NickyJett said...

"Can't think of a single case where that actually occurred...."


This is my fav line.

It doesn't matter whether change is welcomed or not; it's going to happen.(smile)

Angelia... said...

Thanks everyone! I truly appreciate you in this season of change...

Love and Blessings,
angelia