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Perspective

I read this today and  it resonated with me because it reminded me how our perspective can skew how we “see”.

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.”

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  1. August 28th, 2010 at 16:43 | #1

    This is so true – it’s a wonderful way to see our perspectives especially when we think it’s all about someone else and not what we don’t see. Smart husband!

    It’s about us not everyone else!

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