Autumn Splendor seen by the leaves on the trees and the reflection in the water.

Autumn Splendor And How It Changed My Mind

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Daily writing prompt
What’s a topic or issue about which you’ve changed your mind?

Autumn Splendor:

I first noticed autumn splendor on October seven, twenty-eight years ago. That was on the day I was married. Before that, I viewed autumn as a sign that winter was near. And I didn’t notice the splendor.

Thoughts of cold and dark days filled my mind and diminished my energy. Also, the beauty around me was going unnoticed by me.

Autumn splendour is seen by the red maple tree.
Autumn Splendour In Muskoka

Autumn Wedding:

For economic reasons, we were married in the autumn. Also, to save money, we traveled within Ontario, where we lived. But this would be the year I changed my mind about autumn. And I discovered autumn splendor.

Ontario is a beautiful place any time of year but is filled with spectacular views around every corner in the autumn season.

I’m no longer dragged down by my thoughts when I see the falling leaves. But I feel lifted by all the vibrancy I see with my eyes.

Autumn Splendor seen by the leaves on the trees and the reflection in the water.
Autumn Splendor

From Autumn Splendor To Winter Wonderland:

Autumn splendor disappears, but even with the drab of winter, there is still excitement. The colorful leaves are gone, but now it becomes much easier to spot wildlife that may be in the trees.

Ducks and birds migrate to Ontario in the winter from the Arctic. So the challenge will be to get out and try to find them. There is no time to let the weather drag you or me down. Dress for the weather, and get out and enjoy no matter the season.


Hobbies, fresh air, and exercise will help us to relax, and anxiousness and negative thoughts will diminish. With all that nature has to offer, the Creator of nature has even more to give.

Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression…Proverbs 12:25

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; Philippians 4:6

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8

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