Dirty Laundry

A young couple had just moved into a new neighborhood.

One morning, while they were sitting and eating breakfast, the young woman saw her neighbor hanging the wash on the line outside.

“That laundry is not very clean; she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”

Her husband looked on, remaining silent.

In the days to come, every time her neighbor hung her wash out to dry, the young woman made the same comments.

A month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, “Look, she’s finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?”

The husband replied, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”

This is how it is with life… what we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look.

So, don’t be too quick to judge others, especially if your perspective of life is clouded by anger, jealousy, negativity or unfulfilled desires.