The wife and the window
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning, while
they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hang the
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
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
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. "