Heart Tenders are exactly what they sound like: Things or people or places or anything that tend to your heart. So many things in our lives stress us the F out. Let's give the heart tenders the stage for once!
Here are some of my current heart tenders:
*Sandpaper kisses on my forehead in the morning from my calico long haired cat.
*My morning routine. (Seriously, how did I ever live without one!?)
*Fantasizing about my next travel plan. (Madera, Portugal. Drool....)
*Pinching myself for having found creative collaborators in an industry that is often overcrowded with sharks rather than kindred puppy spirits. (Or cats.)
*My Samsung Frame TV that looks like art when it's turned off. (So worth it)
*Friends. Near and far... strained and close... the older I get the harder it is to gain new close friends, so I treasure the ones I have so very much.
*Family. Well... families aren't always heart tenders... but when I watch the news nowadays and my heart sinks over the war in Ukraine and the families and lives that have been broken apart... I can't help but count my lucky stars for my family that is well and healthy even if they are thousands of miles away from me.
*Strawberry milkshake from Moon Juice. It reminds me of a drink I had in my childhood. It's ridiculously overpriced but gives my inner child comfort and pazzaz... SO worth it.
*Coffee. And just the way I like it: a latte with plant based milk and 1.5 spoons of coconut sugar. Yes, I need to reduce my sugar intake... but let me have my heart tender the way that tends to me most! Extra sweet ;)
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman