Negative thoughts are like bent nails; they go nowhere. So discard them and replace them with positive thoughts. ~ Dean, Amy E. Morning Light: A Book of Meditations to Begin Your Day (Kindle Locations 2704-2705). Hazelden Publishing.
Most of us have tried to get a bent nail to work.
They don’t. Negative thoughts are even less useful.
What are they good for? For carpentry, nothing.
But for metaphors, they’re priceless.
Toss the broken, bent thoughts in the rubbish pile.
Bring our fresh, un-abused thoughts, shiny positive thoughts
and enjoy the process as well as the result!