Dawn Of A New Day

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Transforming to Positive Metaphors

Metaphors and sayings
You might be surprised at how many metaphors originated from not nice meanings. Many are also misunderstood because they were cut down to the "shorthand" of the time. Did you know that, "feed a cold, starve a fever" actually is shortened from, "If you feed a cold you’ll wind up having to starve a fever"? Thus, "feed a cold, starve a fever," takes on new meaning.

Updating metaphors
What do you say we update our metaphors and either say what we really mean or use positive metaphors to get our point across?

Transformation to Positive Metaphors

Old Metaphor

Possible Origin

Probable Meaning

New, Positive Metaphor or Phrase

 

"Kill two birds with one stone"

 

Hunting

Getting two things done with the effort it takes to get one thing done

 

I’m Multi-effective

"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"

 

Hunting

Something you have in your possession is worth two that are accessible but aren’t yours

I appreciate all that Life has given me

 

"Beating a dead horse"

 

Someone’s angry actions

 

There’s nothing that can be done now to make any difference in the situation

 

Moving on

 

"The grass is always greener on the other side"

Wistful desires

 

People want what other people have and don’t appreciating what they have

 

I Appreciate what I have

Can you think of anymore? Email me the Metaphor, its Possible Origin, its Probable Meaning and New, Positive Metaphor or Phrase to replace it.

Choosing our words carefully we can positively affect our outlook on life, how we interact with people and what we attract into our experience. Your words are powerful. Treat them that way.

Dawn


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