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 You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Until You Go Through...

Well peeps, I have been in Mama Deep mode all week, so I may as well stay wit' it...
The other day I was talking to a friend and he was saying how badly he just wanted to quit work,
He was tired and fed up with the politics of it and when he had become a scientist his plan was,
Not to push paper....I felt his pain, I really did...
He went on to say that he could not just up and quit...
I told him, 'Of course you can...'
He looked at me sceptically, because I know how much he earns,
And he knew I know that times are difficult and at fifty-seven,
Well you know,
So I explained to him that not one of us know what we can do or endure,
Until we go through...
I asked him what would he do if he were fired or laid off,
He was still quiet,
So I told him, you would do what you have to do,
I explained that there are hundreds of thousands of people who were earning more,
Than he or I last year and they lost jobs and have found ways to make it or maintain,
He was now listening and nodding,
He knew I was right,
Because sometimes we don't know what we are made of until we have to,
And while I certainly would not condone quitting a really good job...really good,
On a whim, but if he planned it and reevaluated his life and lifestyle,
He could leave his job and find a different life...
He asked me if I could do it,
I told him absolutely,
I had reinvented myself so many times,
And what moving around the world taught me,
Was how to live within and sometimes below my means,
Because one never knows what tomorrow will bring,
And ain't nothing promised to you...nothing...
My husband and I always talk about what we would do if the bottom fell out,
And plan for it,
He is retired from the military and while we are used to living way on more than that retirement,
We could, in a heartbeat,
We would readjust,
Change some things,
And live....
Because we have gone through some things,
And one thing we know for sure is that,
We can get through...



'Cilla said...

Thanks Angelia..
You never know what you are capable of doing unless you have FAITH and just let go.

Barbara Joe Speaks said...

Well said. I'm clapping my hands over here.

Angelia... said...

Thanks 'Cilla and Barb...I am telling u I know...


shelia said...

That was some good solid advice. If faced with something--we all will do what we have to do. As Cilla said, you definately have to have faith to go through it.

JC Martin said...

Your right on the money on this. Until we are standing in quicksand we will not know if we can really get ourselves out before we sink completely to the bottom. And even after hitting the bottom, who's to say we can't pull ourselves out? Faith and believing will help you through.

Angelia... said...

Thanks Shelia and Jen,
appreciate you both, MUCH!


Dera Williams said...

Something to think about. That is becoming more apparent as California is in a financial crisis and the school districts have been cut.

S.D. Denny said...

Thanks so much for your words, Angelia. I'm living through it right now. It's as though the bottom has fallen out and it has made me have to show what I'm really made of. Taking care of myself and two sons on my own... right now things are tough, but my vision takes me beyond this moment. If for some reason the good Lord called me home today I think he'd tell me "You are one tough cookie!"

Angelia... said...

we all have to think about it these days...and plan for worse case scenarios...

we are made of strong stuff and our ancestors made it through things we cannot even imagine...