Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Saturday Thought

The Window Through Which We Look

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood.

The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw her neighbor hanging the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean," she said. "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, "Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this."

The husband said, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows."

And so it is with life
What we see when watching others
Depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

~Author unknown


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I shall have to remember to *clean my windows* much more often...... :)

audrey said...

Isn't it funny how a simple little story can make an impact on us?

Flor Larios Art said...

WoW, so true...I have to practice so more of that..
Thanks :)

Rikkij said...

Audrey- boy, there sure is a lesson in this nugget. I'm learning, ever so slowly to want to see clean laundry and forgive what isn't. ~rick

DEB said...

I can see clearly now....

Great tune, great message!!

Marlene said...

Wonderful and inspiring, thank you Audrey.