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Monday, May 17, 2010

The Window Through Which We Look

From an email I recently received... Very true, and something we often don't think about...

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees 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.

- writer unknown

11 comments:

Pat said...

WOW...what an interesting, though-provoking post!!!

LiaL said...

I LOVE this!

Edna said...

What a wonderful post this is and so very true. We all need to remember to "clean our windows" when viewing others.

luv2quilt2 said...

What a good reminder for us all.

Dena said...

What a wonderful lesson. Thank you for sharing.

Michelle said...

How true! Great post!

Thearica said...

This is so true! Thank you for sharing.

Julie said...

I love that Myra. Thankyou.

Winona said...

Myra, so true. Love this post. Winona

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Zlaty said...

Very interesting and true!

P.S. I am working on my Phd's ! :)