Metaphors and Adventures

Metaphors are delicious.

They are such a powerful tool in our lives if we let them add meaning to our  ordinary, challenging, full-of-obstacles days.  We can let metaphors turn tasks into adventures.  And who doesn’t like a good adventure?

Metaphors shape our everyday life language into pictures. Good or bad, really.  That’s your choice.  That’s why you must own your metaphors; they are yours and yours only, and they will color the hours of your day, molding your experiences.

There are no rules in creating a metaphor for your challenge, day, life, situation.  All it is is a sentence that frames your present state and the desired result into a word picture that empowers you, motivates you and moves you along. You are the only one to whom it has to make sense.

I use them a lot.  I create stories for my day with them, letting my imagination take me where I need to go.

This week,

I am on fire, ready to ignite all those who come near me.

I am taking the bull by the horns and not letting go until I win.  

My body is the house where I live, and I honor it.  

The Word of God soaks into me and quenches the thirst of my spirit.

 

My mind is sharp like a scalpel, and I use it strategically in my life and the lives of those I am involved in.

My home is a castle where those I invite are safe to dream, and grow, and live.  

My marriage is a quilt.

Metaphors are cool.  Wanna try?

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Linking up with Pieces of Amy, Marital Oneness and Faith Filled Friday

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15 comments

  1. Love your metaphors!!

    Great encouragement to find the adventure in our lives by the use of this literary device . . . very useful in hearing God’s purpose in each circumstance He brings.

    Blessings to you!

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  2. I like this. I use metaphors a lot too. BTW you can ignore the e-mail I sent you. I finally figured out the problem with the link and fixed it. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  3. Excellent! You are a gifted writer. I got excited just reading the “introduction” you wrote about yourself. I too love your metaphors.

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  4. Excellent post! I too love your metaphors. You are a gifted writer. I got excited just reading your brief “introduction” to yourself on your sidebar.

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  5. Great metaphors! You’ve encouraged me to try a few myself. My home, too, is a safe place to dream, grow and live. Dreams are something we built into our daughters. Dreams can’t come true if they aren’t dreamed in the first place.

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  6. I am a visionary, always have thought in pictures, now also through the lens of my Nikon. Love your metaphors. Let’s see: ‘The pruning of my life has resulted in abundant blossoming”, “Our serendipitous trip last week was a vision of less is more” and my daily favorite, “May the love in my heart become a candle of hope to someone in need”.

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