How easy it is for war metaphors to slip into our speech without notice. Recently, a friend who is going through cancer treatments wrote that she was not in a battle with cancer!
Rather she was on a journey and treating cancer was part of the current path she was on.
Life is a journey, not a battle. Think about that! On a journey we experience ups and downs, but we have choices and our goal is always positive. A battle implies war, the goal negative. My friends comment encourages me to renew my commitment to avoid those war metaphors.