Leaves and flames

Starting the day off being thankful and then grateful infuses the rest of the day with an openness to see future and further and to receive it with open hands and heart.
The time spent a few weeks ago in Door County emblazoned this on my heart.
The vibrant, pulsing colors of fall foliage start and play a symphony of astounding beauty.
There is another fall event of past years no longer present as much as before, burning leaves.
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote:
“In the other garden,
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright Niall!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!”
Simply take a few minutes each day to give thanks for fall foliage in the morning. Take time to walk in the woods, the parking lot, or the backyard.
Later in the day take in the subtle scent of burning leaves.
Let’s quietly with open eyes and heart, view the astounding visage of the fall symphony of colors in the morning sunrise.
Later in the day, at sunset, close our eyes and take in the aroma and scent of burning leaves.
These small acts in the morning act alone can make a huge difference.

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