Colorful Leaves Against a Dreary Sky

Which grabs your attention first:  the colorful fall leaves or the dreary sky?

For me, it depends on my mood.  Whatever the mood, my focus will turn inward and my mind’s attention will sway from its latest stray thought.  My wardrobe is sure to play a part.  The light jacket I’m wearing reminds me that summer days are quickly becoming just another sunny memory. 

Autumn arrived in the still of last night when the temperature plummeted from the warmth of daytime sunlight to the promise of frost on the pumpkin.  My body forewarned me of the cooling temps and I silently, automatically reached for a blanket in my sleep.

As I left the house this morning, I watched as dry leaves came tumbling down and gave the earth a crunchy covering.  The sound of brittle leaves breaking and swishing beneath my feet signaled me that Nature is preparing for its winter arrival.  I saw my breath highlighted in the frosty air as I said to no one in particular – “Are we ready for the seasons to change…again?” 

When I passed beneath one of my favorite maple trees, I looked up and saw variegated leaves providing a natural frame for viewing the grumpy sky.   I realized then that I need not focus on only one of the scenes before me:  autumn’s flourish of colors or dark cloudy threats hiding the sun. 

The fall spectrum is all the more brilliant when set against the grays from above. And the grays veiling the sunshine are only temporary.  After the wind completes its task, the skies will return to a lighter shade.  And no matter the temperature outside, my mood will feel warm once again. 

Wishing you colorful hues to lighten your dreary moments,

Alice

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About Alice Maxin

Professional Writer, Certified Life Coach, Founder of The Write Turn - "Write it down, make it happen!" When you need just the right words, I am just the right person to write them for you: from wedding wishes to eulogies, from workplace flyers to retirement speeches and more. I'll help you say what you mean to get what you want. If you are looking for help in achieving personal or business goals, partnering with me as a certified professional coach is an excellent move to make. You are your own best asset; now work that to your advantage. With my background in education, writing, and labor relations, I am the right person to call at The Write Turn.
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