Friday, October 13, 2006

I received this story through my email and I would like to share with you all.


A long time ago in China, a girl named Li-Li got married and went tolive with her husband and mother-in-law. In a very short time, Li-Lifound that she couldn't get along with her mother-in-law at all.

Their personalities were very different, and Li-Li was angered by many of her mother-in-law's habits. In addition, she criticized Li-Li constantly.

Days passed, and weeks passed. Li-Li and her mother-in-law neverstopped arguing and fighting. But what made the situation even worse was that, according to ancient Chinese tradition, Li-Li had to bow to hermother-in-law and obey her every wish. All the anger and unhappinessin the house was causing Li-Li's poor husband great distress.

Finally, Li-Li could not stand her mother-in-law's bad temper and dictatorship any longer, and she decided to do something about it.Li-Li went to see her father's good friend, Mr. Huang, who sold herbs. She told him the situation and asked if he would give her some poison So that she could solve the problem once and for all.

Mr. Huang thought for awhile, and finally said, "Li-Li, I will help yousolve your problem, but you must listen to me and obey what I tell you.

Li-Li said, "Yes, Mr. Huang, I will do whatever you tell me to do".

Mr. Huang went into the back room, and returned in a few minutes witha package of herbs.

He told Li-Li, "You can't use a quick-acting poisonto get rid of your mother-in-law, because that would cause people tobecome suspicious. Therefore, I have given you a number of herbsthat will slowly build up poison in her body. Every other day preparesome delicious meal and put a little of these herbs in her serving.Now, in order to make sure that nobody suspects you when she dies, you mustbe very careful to act very friendly towards her. Don't argue withher, obey her every wish, and treat her like a queen".

Li-Li was so happy. She thanked Mr. Huang and hurried home to start herplot of murdering her mother-in-law.

Weeks went by, and months went by, and every other day, Li-Li served the specially treated food to her mother-in-law. She remembered what Mr. Huang had said about avoiding suspicion, so she controlled her temper, obeyed her mother-in-law, and treated her like her own mother.After six months had passed, the whole household had changed.

Li-Li had practiced controlling her temper so much that she found thatshe almost never got mad or upset. She hadn't had an argument with hermother-in-law in six months because she now seemed much kinder and easier to get along with.

The mother-in-law's attitude toward Li-Li changed, and she began tolove Li-Li like her own daughter. She kept telling friends and relatives that Li-Li was the best daughter-in-law one could ever find.

Li-Li and her mother-in-law were now treating each other like a realmother and daughter.

Li-Li's husband was very happy to see what was happening.

One day, Li-Li came to see Mr. Huang and asked for his help again. She said, "Dear Mr. Huang, please help me to keep the poison from killing my mother-in-law! She's changed into such a nice woman, and I love her like my own mother. I do not want her to die because of the poison I gave her".

Mr. Huang smiled and nodded his head. "Li-Li, there's nothing to worryabout. I never gave you any poison. The herbs I gave you were vitaminsto improve her health. The only poison was in your mind and yourattitude toward her, but that has been all washed away by the lovewhich you gave to her".

HAVE YOU REALIZED that how you treat others is exactly how they willtreat you?

There is a wise Chinese saying: "The person who lovesothers will also be loved in return. God might be trying to work in anotherperson's life through you.

Share this to your friends and spread the POWER OF LOVE.

Remember, if you read this and forget about it nothing will happen. No one will dieor fall sick. But... if you share it to others your may change their life.After all you have got nothing to lose but a lot to gain.

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