A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.
The next morning, while they are having their 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
Perhaps she needs a 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 comment.
About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean
wash on the line and said to her husband:
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:
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. '