A cup of hot tea sits on the window sill. I lift it up and curl my fingers around it. My hands feel the swaddling warmth. Swirls of blistering steam spiral upwards. I see the wispy twirls then whizz out through the open window. I push the curtain aside. And take a deep breath, inhaling the crisp, cool morning air.
I take a peek outside. The scene before me excites my senses. The morning chill tingles my skin with goose bumps; my ears perk up to the outdoorsy sounds; I smell the fresh, clean air, and gladly eye the shower of leaves, fluttering about like snowflakes.
The sight delights me…enchants me. Yesterday’s green trees, today, proudly show off their majestic colours of gold, bronze, copper, russet, maroon, dark pinks and deep yellows. Autumn has arrived. Ah, the splendours of fall!
The kaleidoscope-like coloured leaves dance about in the breeze. Branches, bare and unadorned, sway back and forth as if forlorn, with open arms, imploring the foliage to return. Dusky pink and tawny ivy twine around tree trunks, tall and sedate. Autumnal coloured leaves polka-dot the grass like an artist’s palette.
I hear the crackle and crunch of leaves as people walk by. I watch children giggle and kick the autumnal leaves creating a chaos of colours on the kerb. The bush near the picket fence rustles as a gust of wind tosses its leaves like puppets on a string.
I note the beauty of the season and wonder. I wonder that just like the seasons, people too, have the ability to change—a change for the betterment. Turn over a new leaf. Be the best YOU that you can possibly be!
Someone once said: ‘The joy that the leaves bring to us while they are here in these stunning visual hues, twirling and turning in clownish folly, is spiritually symbolic, too, of the joy that God’s gifts of nature can bring to us. Gifts endless in measure, gifts that inspire, encourage, and assist us through this journey of life, and gifts that can help to increase our gratitude for the time that we, and others, have here on this Earth.’
How well said and so beautifully expressed! Therefore, be positive, compassionate, generous, forgiving, loving and kind…believe in yourself and know that you are unique and special…but most of all, be happy and content.
This is your gift to Him.
Maloquacious © 2012