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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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

CHANGE...It's In Me...

Yesterday was surreal, I spent most of the day, sitting on my sofa watching Inaugural Events,
I have never been as touched by anything as external in my life, for whatever reason, it meant many things to many people, and Change is real...
However, what most of us are going to have to realize and own is that change is mostly internal,
Choosing to do things differently, see things differently and accepting that when things don't go as we wanted them to, it is only because it was not supposed to...
I reflected on my own life and why I am here, able to do what I do,
And I can tell you so freely (oh what a revelation) that there were things that transpired,
In my life, at a very early age that if God had been different,
And I had been different, I would not be here today,
What saved me is not realizing that I was supposed to be mad at anyone,
Or that I was not bound by my circumstances,
And only I could define who I was and what I would be,
Or bitter about things that were done,
Or so wrapped up in not getting my way that I was stuck, unable to move,
So in my innocence, (Thank God) for that,
I chose to pick myself up from every bad thing,
And continue to move forward, with my head held high,
There were those who thought my head was a little too high,
Considering,
But those I chose and continually choose to ignore,
Because my life is about me,
And as for the change factor,
Every single time I realized I was doing the wrong thing, going in the wrong direction,
I made a change and did something different,
I have pretty good tolerance levels,
But have no tolerance for those who choose to do the same things over and over again,
Getting the same results, and the choosing to blame it on someone or something else,
Sorry, but the first time is a mistake, the second time is a slip, beyond that it becomes a choice,
I told my sons that once they were men,
I was down for whatever the first time,
I would be almost down the second time,
But when the decision is made to continue a pattern of behavior,
Then it is time to handle it on your own or make a change,
Otherwise you will always get what you always got,
And do what you always did,
And if yesterday said anything,
It is that we can all CHANGE and do something different....

Love, Peace and Blessings!
angelia

http://www.angeliavmenchan.com/

9 comments:

shelia said...

Angelia, words can't describe how I feel about all of this. I feel blessed is the best way to say it. I didn't always feel this way but now I do feel that anybody can change if the desire to do so is within them.

Angelia... said...

Sister,
we get there when we get there and in the time that is best for us...we can all change and be different, one of my pet peeves is hearing someone say, 'Oh that is just how I am' and it usually when they have done something mean or wrong...if one knows it, one can change it...

Smooches!
angelia

MilesPerHour said...

I can do better. Change is my responsibility. Each night I look at this step from A.A.'s 12 Step Program:

Step 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it

I evaluate my day and see what I did right, what I didn't do so well, and plan to change it for the future.

To change, a person has to want it.

angelia said...

Yup!

Carleen Brice said...

Great post! I hear you about doing the same thing and expecting different results! I think that's the "personal responsibility" message that President Obama speaks of.

angelia said...

Thanks Carleen,
Personal responsibility is a must...

Blessings!
angelia

'Cilla said...

I think Michael Jackson stated it best "Start with the Man/Person in the mirror"..

Angelia... said...

Sister ''Cilla,

Oh yes he did, now if he had only taken his own advice :)

Blessings!
angelia

Dera Williams said...

I believe that also. We have the power over the changes in our lives.