Snow Day

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.  

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Got Tenacity?

  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 […]

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Civility

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 […]

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Whatever!

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 […]

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Friendship

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 […]

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Letting Go

  “Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.” ~The Dalai Lama   “Attachment” ~Tonya R. Hengerer   At times, we hold on Too Tightly to An idea, memory, or Concept—perhaps, even a Human being or Material object.  Difficulty arises when life changes, but Expectations stay the same.  It’s Now Time to let […]

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