When You Look Up, What Do You See?

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.’

Her 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 window through which we look.

Judge Not… It might be your window that needs cleaning!

Thanks for Deborah Hutchings at Coldwell Banker King Thompson for sharing this with me today. After you’re done cleaning off your window, who will you share this with?

2 Responses to When You Look Up, What Do You See?
  1. R. Wax
    May 28, 2010 | 11:08 am

    What a great lesson to remember. Thanks, Sean!

  2. Patrick Guanciale
    May 28, 2010 | 11:14 am

    Cleaning my eyeglasses at this time. Very good.