Eyes Are the Windows of the Soul

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.’

And so it is with life. What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which

we look.


Antique Shopping

P1000640I’ve never really gotten to browse through an antique store so I was very excited when my husband suggested we spend last Sunday afternoon doing just that. At the first store, my husband insisted on purchasing a gift for me and I chose the above tea set. It was in my favorite color and I liked the old-fashioned picture on the pot and pitcher. The best part of the purchase was that we got the tea set for only $8.50! Oh, did I mention this was a miniature tea set and the entire set fit in the palm of my hand?

Early Mother’s Day Flowers

Well, my husband didn’t exactly lie when he said he had to leave for work early this morning but when he showed up back home about 15 minutes later, I realized his use of wording. He never once said that he had to GET to work but LEAVE for work early . . . which gave him time to purchase a bouquet of Mother’s Day flowers for me. Since I don’t eat sugar, flour, or dairy, it makes gift buying a challenge but flowers fit the bill perfectly . . . except for our cat who is terrified of bouquets!

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