Many people choose to live in crisis mode.
Every time you speak with them, there’s drama to be told; somethings gone wrong, they’re doing wrong or someone’s done them wrong! They choose to see the negative in life, rather than the positive. Without realizing, they’ve become addicted to the attention, the feeling of intensity and the high’s and lows of “crisis.” After a while, it’s like the boy who cried wolf. People have a hard time being sincere in showing compassion, or even believing the severity or affects of the situation. Offering advice is tiresome for friends because they don’t listen. They’d rather wallow in the situation, than take steps to fixing, accepting or moving forward.
I can acknowledge this trait in others almost instantaneously. Why? Because I used to be one of them.
Drama made me tick. Whether at work, with my friends or in my relationships, there was always something to bicker and complain about. And with that, the high’s and lows transfered to my career, possessions, living arrangements and adventures. I always had to be doing something exciting, new and brag worthy. It was exhausting and I was never present to appreciate the moments worth living for.
One day, someone said to me. “You choose to see the world through red lenses, rather than rose. And no one can switch the lens, but you.”
And he was right! Only you can fix your situation and change the way you see the world. You can choose to see the silver lining and give thanks in all things. Because in each and every experience, there is an opportunity: an opportunity to learn, to grow and to better yourself. And let me tell you, from a recovering “red lens wearing” addict, the last four years have been the most rewarding, awe-inspiring and fulfilling. I wake up each day happy, thankful and present.
Happiness lies in every corner. Choose to wear your rose colored lens…..and smash the red ones, into a million little pieces!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6