She doesn’t know how to do her washing!

She doesn’t know how to do her washing!

I recently cleaned my windows, which were just revolting!! I am embarrassed at how bad they had got…and I finally did something about it after my son was playing at the front windows and he had gunk under his nails from the yuk on the windows…eeewwwww!!!! Anyway, after I had cleaned them and I could see a clear picture of what outside looked like through the windows, I was reminded of this little story:

A young couple moves into a new neighbourhood. The first morning, while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees the neighbour hang up the wash outside.

“That laundry is not very clean,” she said, “she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs another laundry soap.”

The husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbour would hang out the wash, the young woman would make the same comment.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see nice clean washing on the line and said to her husband,

“Look! She has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?”

Her husband said, “I got up early this morning and washed the windows.”

Now, there is a punch line to this story that I will share shortly, but honestly I felt a connection with this story. Not that I was looking onto anyone else’s washing, just my own front yard, but I seriously think that it makes such a difference to how your perceive what you are viewing depending on how clean your windows are! The plants in my garden bed looked lush and green through clean windows, where before they looked a bit dull!

So, coming to the punch line of the story – And so it is with life: What we see while watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look through. Now that’s rather deep, so rather than me analysing that and popping it into some very clunky sentences, I’ll let you ponder that one. All I’ll say is that I love looking through clean windows!

See my before and after photos below. Click here to read about the fabulous products that I used to clean them.

Before and After

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