My Change Impressed My In-laws
(Minghui.org) I am the only girl in my family, and I have two brothers. Everyone took extra good care of me because I was sick a lot when I was a child. Even though I was pampered and loved, I was not a very happy child. I usually didn’t feel well, which also affected my mood.
When I grew up, I developed neck and shoulder pain, my hands and feet were always cold due to poor circulation, and I had migraine headaches. I went for all sorts of treatments, but they only lasted a few days. I caught the cold and flu all year long, which affected my education and later my job.
When I got married, my husband took great care of me. We lived with his parents, who took care of everything, even cooking three meals a day for us. I should have been grateful, but everything bothered me: their voices were too loud, the household was messy, and so on. It was a sharp contrast to my mother's home, where everything was in its place, clean and organized. I had a hard time adjusting.
Each day after work, I struggled with myself: Which home I should go to?
I eventually realized that I should not go to my mother’s so often because one of my brothers had gotten married and lived at home with my parents, so it was very crowded.
Depressed and Irritable
I got more depressed and irritable when I came home and saw a messy house. There were clothes, hats, and gloves everywhere in the bedroom. The kitchen sink was loaded with dirty plates, cups, and cookware; there were vegetables in the hallway on the floor.
If my house was a mess, I just had to clean it up before I could do anything else. Whenever I came home and saw my in-laws watching TV and smoking and the house a disaster zone, I would put everything down and start cleaning. The more I cleaned, the more irritable I felt. How could they live in that mess—how uncivilized, how unsanitary!
They could tell that I was upset, but they were afraid to ask what was wrong. They did not want to upset me, but they did not know how to please me. I hardly said a word, which I know must have really upset them.
Practicing Falun Dafa Changes Me
After I began to practice Falun Dafa, things changed big time. My aches and pains disappeared, and my energy improved. I understood the meaning of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and I began to think of others.
Looking at my behavior, I could see that I was very selfish, that I only focused on how I felt and never considered how anyone else might feel. When I started to follow the principles, I accepted my in-laws and their habits, and appreciated their generosity.
I began to help out as soon as I got home from work, cleaning, cooking, and organizing. My mother-in-law praised me, “Nobody can compare when you clean. It is awesome!”
I enjoy my in-laws very much now. I’ve learned to respect them and to show my appreciation for all that they do. I often take them out to shop for their clothes and things they like to eat.
My entire family is delighted by how I have changed. My in-laws commented that Falun Dafa must be good to have turned their daughter-in-law into a sweet person.
In fact, they were so impressed that most of them now practice Falun Dafa, including my mother-in-law, my husband, his sister, and his brother-in-law.
Falun Dafa is a true system of cultivation that provides salvation. I sincerely hope that more and more people will learn the facts about Falun Dafa and not be deceived by the Communist propaganda so that they can benefit from it like I do.