SHARED STORY: The Wife, The Window

Friday, April 19, 2013

SHARED STORY: The Wife, The Window

Dear Self,

I know some people out there has been looking down on you and talks about your life like they really know you. But please be lenient and act intelligent enough and just ignore them, perhaps their glass windows used to look at you were just uncleaned for ages.

Please learn from this.


I chanced on this story flooding my FB wall, I so can relate so here sharing, hope you'll find time to read.


A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning, while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hang 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. Before we give any criticism, it might be a good idea to check our state of mind and ask ourselves if we are ready to see the good rather than to be looking for something in the person we are about to judge. "

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