This sunflower inspires me. I’ve planted these cheerful blooms in my garden a number of times, and they haven’t come up—maybe, because the birds ate the seeds. I really don’t know. But, two summers ago, this little sunflower sprung up in the backyard of its own volition. It didn’t just grow….it thrived. To my surprise and joy, it bloomed and bloomed and bloomed…all summer. This eager little flower, in its simplicity and loveliness, grew into a flourishing plant. And, it accomplished this feat despite a lack of proper planting, no fertilizer, and without consistent watering. I admire this sunflower for what it symbolizes to me: determination, perseverance, and tenacity. “Tenacity” by Tonya R. Hengerer Tireless Effort to resist Negative thinking And overcome difficulties, while summoning Courage In spite of Tough times—never Yielding. “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” ~James A. Michener “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” ~H.G. Wells
Acrostic Poem “Songbird“ by Tonya R. Hengerer Softly vocalizing One Note at a time— Graciously Building Its song as a melody Resonates throughout the garden and Dances on the wind. Wishing you a peaceful Sunday.
Acrostic poetry by Tonya R. Hengerer “Snow” Softly falling– Not a sound, Only Whirling, whirling to the ground. “Winter” When Icy, cold weather Naturally interrupts The warmth Enjoyed upon Earth Radiated by the sun. “Shovel” Something with which one Heaves snow Out of the way; a Very useful, Everyday tool–mostly Languishing in a shed until winter.
“Sweetheart” by Tonya R. Hengerer Someone With whom loving Emotions Evolve over Time, and Hearts Endure All things—always Radiating love To one another.
This sunflower inspires me. I’ve planted these cheerful blooms in my garden a number of times, and they haven’t come up–maybe, because the birds ate the seeds. I really don’t know. But, two summers ago, this little sunflower sprung up in our backyard of its own volition. It didn’t just grow….it thrived. To my surprise and joy, it bloomed […]
Thank you to my mother-in-law, Lynn Burke for sharing this lovely photo of her bonsai tree. Bonsai is a Japanese art form using trees grown in containers. Buddhist monks viewed bonsai trees as a symbol of harmony, peace, and balance. “Civility” Caring about our Interactions and Valuing the Idea of Language that’s uplifting and Inspiring; thereby, bringing […]
Just having some fun with this cheeky, little acrostic poem, because….. you know we’ve all been there at one time or another. Here’s wishing you a whatever-free week! 😉 “Whatever” by Tonya R. Hengerer When a situation Has reached A perfectly and Thoroughly ridiculous state and Emoting or dealing with it further would be a Very tiring Endeavor, this […]
I’ve known my friend, Rhonda for 30 years now. We met in the spring of 1986 when we were both trying out for our high school’s drill/dance team. I was 14 and she was 13. Rhonda was friendly, bubbly, and easy-going, and we just seemed to click. We were great friends throughout high school as well as college roommates. Rhonda […]
Clementine by Tonya R. Hengerer Calico kitty with a Lovely ability to Emote and communicate with Me daily— Especially mornings, when she requests Not one, but Two breakfasts. This second meal Is due to her increased Number of meows and Engaging, sweet personality.
“Chicken” ~Tonya R. Hengerer Charming creatures Housed in a coop, Including Chicks and hens–plus, a rooster, too… Keeping watch with a to-do, while lovely Eggs in a Nest accrue.