Day 3584: Body Armor

Yesterday, when I saw this in the supermarket …

… I thought about a recent therapy session when I had suggested that someone — who was dealing with many slings and arrows of outrageous fortune in their lives — visualize and design some imaginary body armor to protect themselves. This person loved that assignment and looked forward to sketching some cool body armor they could then imagine putting on when they were feeling vulnerable.

This morning, as I get ready to go out into the world, I feel like I could use some body armor, too. My body armor would be colorful, strong, comfortable, and allow myself to move and react nimbly. My body armor would repel bad news, aggression, and toxicity from the outside and let my own self-defeating thoughts escape easily.

Do you see any examples of body armor in today’s images?


Do you think imagining and wearing body armor might help you live your best life during these scary times?

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “body armor.”

When I spent hours looking at tiles for our shower remodel yesterday, little did I know that I was looking at body armor.

Thanks to all who — like imaginary body armor — help me feel safer, including YOU.

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15 thoughts on “Day 3584: Body Armor

  1. Dreamer9177

    A shield can make you feel

  2. I’ll walk around today with my imaginative cap of good keeping me positive, Ann.

  3. I would like to create body armor made of non-poppable bubbles and anything bad coming my way would just slide off onto the ground.

  4. I’ve done a lot of reading on “intuition” and I, too, test high on Myers Briggs and other scales. One thing I’ve learned is that I’m a pattern thinker, which aids in bolstering intuitive strength. The downside of the same is that when things aren’t going well, I tend to see the negative patterns and can be “undone” by anxiety. I feel like any time I leave home I need to put on my body armor. ♥️

    • I can relate to all of this, Debra, and I feel armored knowing that I am not alone! 💙

    • Debra, I have never heard of a “pattern thinker” and that’s a very intriguing description of the benefits and drawbacks of that kind of thinking. Thank you for sharing this!

  5. Today I got a flu shot which I think of as body armor you can’t see.

  6. I can’t quite make out whether you gave a capybara therapy or you are a therapist capybara. Awesome, either way!

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