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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Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Openness...

Many friends my age ask why do I bond so well with the youngsters,
I usually laugh saying, "Because I am a child at heart..."
And that is true to some extent,
But the greater truth is I love how open young folks are,
Open to love,
Open to embracing differences,
Open to belly laughing,
Open to dancing to inner music,
Open to eating weird food,
Open to at least trying new music,
Reading a different kind of book,
Open to change,
Just open to living,
An open mind is a beautiful thing,
Even the most hurt kid, will try something new and different,
I love watching the light come on in the face of someone who has just experienced something new,
Eyes shining,
Giggles bubbling to the surface,
I have friends like that who are my age,
But mostly the ones that occurs with are the young people,
I guess it is because they haven't become consumed by appearances,
Aren't yet bogged down by what folks will say,
One of the things that makes my heart soar about today's youngsters,
That group between thirteen and about twenty-five is they truly embody,
"You Do You, I Will Do Me and Together We Can Just Be'...
And that says a lot, because I understand that to mean,
I will allow you to be you,
And I need you to allow me to be me,
And together, with all our differences,
We can get something done,
I like that...

Blessings,
angelia

http://isnonotclear.blogspot.com/

5 comments:

msyonnie said...

I will allow you to be you,
And I need you to allow me to be me,
And together, with all our differences,
We can get something done,

I LOVE THIS AND SO MANY PEOPLE WON'T ALLOW THESE KIDS TO BE THEM ESPECIALLY SOME TEACHERS I WORK WITH. THEIR SO STUCK IN THEIR WAYS THAT THEY CAN'T SEE THAT TIMES HAVE CHANGE AND THAT THEY CAN LEARN FROM THE KIDS AS WELL!

JC Martin said...

Tomorrow's leaders can teach yesterdays leaders, and vice versa. Remember the Bible says that "a child shall lead the way." I truly believe this. We as adults can lead the children to their crossroads in life, but it is their decisions as to which road they take, and we have to be open to accept their decision. If we were all the same, the world would make for a boring place.

Gwyneth Bolton said...

"You Do You, I Will Do Me and Together We Can Just Be..."

Okay! I love this post, sis.

Gwyneth

Yasmin said...

"You Do You, I Will Do Me and Together We Can Just Be'...

I like that also and I'm really enjoying Paul right now as he comes of age. It's so much fun watching him process information and come to a conclusion...most times a sound one. I love that kid and I'm already getting misty thinking about him going off to college in a couple of years.
Thank God I will still have a few more years with Lauren...as when she's not pmsing she's a GREAT person to hang out with!
xoxo

Angelia... said...

msyonnie, Jen, Lady Gwyneth, Yas,

So glad we can all touch and agree :)

Smooches
angelia