Happiness and the Turned Leaf

I worked on a beautiful mosaic once, a cardinal sitting on a branch with leaves behind it. It looked great when it was finished. Then, I noticed one problem. One leaf was backward; the wrong side of the tile was facing me. The turned leaf was not something that could easily be fixed and my initial pride turned into disappointment. Another student assured me, “Leaves turn in the wind and that’s what happening to this leaf. It means that this is an original piece.” Her little reframe improved my outlook and I made peace with the turned leaf.

A slightly different viewpoint and thought process can affect our emotions and perceptions of the world. Check out our clinicians who specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to help you address the turned leaves if your life.