The Window from Which We Look


Someone shared this with me and I thought it was such a great message; I would like to share it with you once again, and hopefully, this will help us become more aware regarding what we THINK we see when watching others.

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 seem to know how to wash clothes correctly.

Perhaps she needs to use a better laundry detergent.”

Her husband looked out the window, but remained silent. Every time her neighbor would hang her, wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

A month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on her neighbors clothesline and she said to her husband:

“Look, she has learned how to wash clothes correctly. I wonder who taught her.”

Her husband said, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”

The moral is: Therefore, it is with life, what we see when watching others depend on the purity of the window of which we look.

(Photo by Jez Timms on Unsplash)






  1. Yes your are 100% correct. I have heard this story before… but, now when I read this…. I thought about, how people judge others so easily!!

    • Ain’t that the truth. 🙂 Great story with a great message. 🙂

    • 🙂

  2. oh yes – perspectives .. always put our shoe on the other foot! x

    • Yes, in deed! Hoping all is well with you and yours Wendy.

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