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The Dirty Laundry – An Inspirational Lesson

Hello Lovelies,

In life we often tend to make judgements about people and look down on others based on incorrect information, assumptions and/or rumors.  We rarely take the time to try to look at things from another person’s perspective.  Read this little story and I hope it motivates or inspires you to think carefully and use wisdom when looking at “other people’s laundry”. Enjoy!

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.  The next morning while eating breakfast, the wife notices the neighbor hanging laundry on a line.  “That laundry is not very clean”, she said. “That woman does not know how to clean her clothes, so I can just imagine her house must be filthy.”  Her husband just looked and never made any comments. Each day the young wife would make a negative comment about the neighbor’s laundry.

After some time, the young wife was surprised to see nice clean laundry on the line and said to her husband; “Look, the neighbor has learned how to clean their clothes or maybe they got better laundry soap. I wonder if someone finally told her about those dingy clothes.”

The husband then replied to his young wife, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”

Lesson: If our windows are dirty, then we will automatically assume that others are dirty. Sometimes what we see in others is a reflection of what lies within us.

Lovelies let us remember that the Bible says – “Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.” ( Matthew 5:8), “Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled”  ( Titus 1:15).


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