Whenever I see someone, walking with their heads down, shoulders slumped,
I want to say what my grandma, always said to me,
‘Baby, head up, shoulders straight, face the world head on’
She said that to me because I was a tall girl and she wanted me to carry it proudly,
I thank her and love her for it,
This morning, however, I saw a woman in my office walk through the hallways,
Face down, shoulders slumped and I wanted to say the same thing to her,
Because in the message my grandma gave me, one thing I learned is that,
Head up and shoulders straight, makes for a better day, no matter what is going on in your life…
I suppose it is more a mindset and an attitude than anything else,
When I am going through something, and I have been through some thangs…trust,
I found that when I face it, stare it straight in the eye, pray and believe,
The best things come to fruition,
Because I am a true believer in the light at the end of the tunnel,
Triumph through the trials,
And that how you look at it, determines how you deal with it,
Also, if you want someone to talk to you about what is going on,
Talk to them, people tend to flee in the face of sadness,
Not because they don’t care, but, because oftentimes they are unsure what,
To do or to say…
So looking straight at them, head up and shoulders straight,
Might allow them to see you,
Because that attitude says here I am, this is me,
And that is good enough!
Schae’s Story: A Woman’s Transformation
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 eighteen books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than forty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan
Menchan has also published the work of seven other authors to date and has several publishing projects upcoming in 2013 to include a children's book, Little Wing by biologist, Erin Gawera, Honorable Menchan Poets 2013 by Dictator, Genesis and Creammy Mocha and a breast cancer memoir by Lena Jordan.
She is becoming a sought after speaker for young women audiences because she speaks honestly, straight and open to the issues that plague them such as teen pregnancy, the importance of education and making life impacting choices.
Kim Floyd of Real Mommies Read, a part of the Spartanburg Public Library says:
Angelia's ability to help our teen moms see themselves as she did was a special gift. She instilled within them a desire to make better choices, take control of their bodies and their lives. They realized their pasts didn't have to determine their futures. Angelia let them know their worth.
Mrs. Menchan is available for speaking engagements; book signings and discussions. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and graphic designer, Maurice Menchan
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679