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.
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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