There was a King who had 1 Eye and 1 leg..
He asked all the painters to draw a beautiful portrait of him. But none of them could — how could they paint him beautifully with the defects in one eye and one leg.
Eventually one of them agreed and drew a classic picture of the King.
It was a fantastic picture and surprised everyone..
He painted the King aiming for a hunt. Targeting with one eye closed and one leg bent…
Why can’t we all paint pictures like this for others? Hiding their weaknesses and highlighting their strength! We look at people with addictions and judge them. “Oh, he is just a junkie” or “she is just an alcoholic”. We make a judgement based on an obvious weakness.
Who will paint my picture and what will they see? A scared little mouse yelled at by addiction, or a proud lion who is in control!
I hope you look at me and see a lion!