When I used to drive by an unkempt yard, a run down house or bumped into an untidy person, I would think, “Goodness! Don’t they care about their yard, home or appearance? They need to do better! I would NEVER let my (fill in the blank) look like that.”
I don’t do that anymore.
Because I’ve learned that there are all kinds of reasons a body may not be busy mowing a lawn, painting a porch or even putting on matching socks.
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Good post. I’ve grown here over the years, by experience. Several times i was privately judging someone for an unkempt yard (or whatever it was) and then I later found out someone in the family developed a debilitating illness (or some other serious problem) and then I felt so bad for my judgmental attitude. I wondered why I hadn’t thought myself that there could be extenuating circumstances, and looked into it, offered to help. So after several such occurrences, I have become much less judgmental and remind myself there could be things going on about which I am unaware.
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