This word ladder is a pair of homophones. Complete the riddle (I took inspiration from Duck's homophone riddles*) and then do the word ladder with the words you got from the riddle.
One of them can change the mood, The other can decide One of them can make it bright The other is a dilemma
Word Ladder Rules:
You can alter letters, one at a time, and each intermediate word must be a valid word in dictionary.com.
You may not rearrange letters or make two words: ie. office->off ice.
You may not use a program or online solver.
Use the minimum number of moves
*I've been reading up on posts after I was "living under a rock" with the whole vowelburger thing