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




Contact information:
Website: http://acvermen.blogspot.com
Email: acvermen@yahoo.com
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

GOLDEN...

I often wonder if people realize how truly golden silence can be,
There are times when it is absolutely best to say nothing, not a word,
Yesterday I spent a couple of hours with a handful of my coworkers,
And the chatter was incessant,
And it wasn’t just chatter to fill the quiet,
But an invasive, negative banter that was truly exhausting,
Comments about people,
Based on stereotypes and assumptions,
I wondered and wonder if they even know what they are saying or how it sounds,
And what a soul stealer negative words can have,
When I got back to the office,
I had to pray and sit very still,
Allowing myself to shake it off,
After I had calmed and centered myself,
I was able to understand a bit,
Insecure people have to fill the air with words,
To be completely comfortable in silence is to be truly confident,
And to know that we get back from the world what we put out there,
Takes spiritual ‘growness’…
And that is a work in progress…if we ever get there…
Later in the day one of the persons,
Asked me why I was so quiet,
I told them simply,
“When I have something to add that can be of some benefit, I add it…
When I don’t, I stay quiet…”
I was then asked if I ever entered into simple social commentary,
I answered,
“All the time, however, I don’t see derogatory or negative comments as social commentary, or at least not the type I am interested in engaging it…”
The person nodded and moved on…
Immediately, the silence was….GOLDEN…

BLESSINGS!
Angelia
www.angeliavmenchan.com
www.mammproductions.blogspot.com

4 comments:

'Cilla said...

Did not realize the importance of Silence until my brother and his family moved in .... "nuf said

Angelia... said...

I know, I realized how Golden it was when my kids moved out...grinning...

Blessing!
angelia

Dera Williams said...

Wow, as the Bible says, "A word to the wise is sufficient."

JC Martin said...

My family don't really understand why I will have on the television with the sound muted. I love silence. Always have since I was a little girl. Silence is bliss.