Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Window Through Which We Look

Picture taken by Whitey & worked in Photo Shop

I received this in an email from somebody that worked with me on my team down at the VA, but is now working at HAFB. This message says a lot in just a short paragraph.

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.' 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 window through which we look. And a good reminder not to judge unless you have looked within first.


  1. How true this is. There is a lot to be learned when looking through a clear window! Needless to say, mine need to be washed!

  2. It is all about perception and perspective. Great story, great lesson.