Autumn bliss

It’s a gray and gloomy morning.

I awoke bemoaning the fact that so many crimson and gold leaves have already fallen or blown away.

Can winter be far behind I wondered?

I like to think that I always try to look up, and keep my attitude going the same direction.

As I ran errands at the local bookstore, bakery, and butcher’s shop, I found myself angrily kicking the leaves at my feet on the sidewalk.

And then I stopped, and smiled as I continued to look down.

Those beautiful leaves were still with me after all.

And they were looking even more stunning against the gray.

This art display was a gentle reminder that beauty always surrounds me.

Even if it is down at my feet.

It looks like I may have crossed another bridge in my attitude.