Thursday, July 21, 2011

Perspective is not reality

I was cleaning up folders in my computer today and came across something my aunt sent to me almost a year ago.  (I’m including my notes in intallics so you can know my thoughts at the time)   I’m really glad I saved it…

It sure is food for thought. How many times have I done this. God sure is patient with me.

wash day

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.

7 comments:

  1. So true, thanks for sharing!

    Also, thanks for participating in the Alexa hop at MoneySavvyMichelle.com. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Excellent! Also love the photo - have had to use my clothesline this summer as our dryer is kaput and I often feel like that woman hanging her laundry!

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