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

Monday, June 21, 2010

Are YOU Impressed, Yet?

At the risk of sounded jaded, it is really hard to impress me…if you talk to me about how many degrees you have, how much money you earned, what your kids have accomplished, I will be happy for you…but not impressed…because I have discovered that people who start regaling you with all that stuff right off the bat are trying too hard to impress…case in point, recently I saw someone, who I hadn’t seen in many, many years and within the space of five minutes, and it may have been four, they told me their mate’s accomplishments, their children’s and slipped in how they lived a life of leisure. I didn’t know what to do with the information, so I wrapped my arms around them and gave them a hug, while exhaling…because I knew that for some reason, that still remains mysterious, they wanted to impress me…
Now, sometimes I hear conversations or see or read things that do leave me impressed, elderly women who go to hospitals and rock the babies with aids, missionaries who go into areas locally and abroad and place their very lives at risk to assist and provide care to disenfranchised people, folk who can work all day in the scorching heat outside, to provide food, clothing and shelter for their children…those things I find very impressive…
I am always happy for people who are getting their heart desires met…graduating college, buying their first home, getting promoted…I think all those are wonderful things, just not things that I measure people by or really care all that much about. Someone made mention that I had accomplished a lot of stuff…and that they were impressed…
I told them not to be, that most of what has occurred in my life have been straight-up blessings and that I just happened to be Blessed over and over again….that seems to frustrate people…one day I was standing in line with a friend at lunch and it really pizzed her off that I wasn’t more thrilled by the young lady who had recognized me and told me about loving my books…I told her I was thrilled, down to my very essence an d pleased that someone took the time to read my work…but on the other hand I am a realist and know for a fact that being impressed by people is fleeting because all a person has to do is have one personal transgression and those who will stop being impressed are many…
So while I am happy for any and everything you accomplish and have…there is never a need to impress me, because if I am feeling you, I am feeling you…accomplishments, not withstanding…

Angelia
www.angeliamenchan.com

11 comments:

Linda Chavis said...

I couldnt agree more

Angelia... said...

thanks Linda :}

angelia

Jennifer C. said...

Unfortunately, some of us live our lives based on recognitions of their accomplishments. What they fail to realize is part of the reason why they oftentimes don't succeed in all they are doing is due to the fact they're doing it all for the wrong reason. One day the we will all realize the only person we should try to impress is ourselves, making life a whole lot better and enjoyable.

Angelia... said...

Yeah Jen,
it stung my heart to hear the person ramble on like that because I knew what it was...I am always a bit uncomfortable when people divulge things like that with no reason other than to say it...it speaks volumes...

angelia

Angela Jennings said...

Well said, Angelia. Real recognizes real. Our actions will always speak louder than our words. We live in a "Love me this morning. Hate me tonight world." Happiness that is within, doesn't need accolades from the world. People, Popularity, and Possesions can't provide peaceful happiness.

Angela Jennings said...

Well said, Angelia. Real recognizes real. Our actions will always speak louder than our words. We live in a "Love me this morning. Hate me tonight world." Happiness that is within, doesn't need accolades from the world. People, Popularity, and Possesions can't provide peaceful happiness.

Angelia... said...

THANKS Angela,
REAL talk!

angelia

Threadin' Along said...

Sad but true, we live in a world where most people don't recognized that all their accomplishments are blessings, therefore, they need to show off what they....have accomplished instead of giving thanks for their blessings.

Angelia... said...

AMEN~

Dera Williams said...

Wow, deep but true. We can't forget God gave us our blessings and talents. It's certainly not any great things I am or have done.

Folake Taylor, MD. said...

I am tickled by this post. People get it twisted. I did a radio interview on Monday. When asked to talk about what I do in addition to being a new author, I said I was a mother, a wife, and then mentioned that I have a day job and said what it was. The guy could not get over how I said it but that is how it is in my heart. My child is first now because she is two. When she can take care of herself, I won't fret so much. But we do get it twisted and think material things etc define us...