My Mother-In-Law Sees Me as Her Own Daughter
(Minghui.org) My mother-in-law, who has always lived in the countryside, never received much of an education. She had a short temper, and often appeared mean-spirited. Her attitude toward me had never been good. I am well educated, and a college graduate. I avoided my mother-in-law, so we had no conflicts, but deep down I felt uneasy about our relationship. I was never cheerful when we were together, and neither was she. The gap between us grew large.
After I began practicing Falun Dafa, I learned about the karmic relationships people have with each other. Everyone is paying back their karma in their relationships. I learned how to be a good person by following the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” and strived to be an honest, kind, and tolerant person. I started to see things from my mother-in-law’s point of view. I realized that in the past I had only seen my mother-in-law’s shortcomings, but never her strengths.
While practicing Falun Dafa, my personality has become more open and outgoing. I am happy, and it shows. During the Chinese New Year on the year that I began practicing, I went to visit my mother-in-law. I greeted her with joy and called her “mom” when I talked to her. She was happy. I introduced Falun Dafa to her, and told her that Dafa brings wonders to people.
I have changed, my mother-in-law has also changed, and the gap between us has gradually disappeared. I now realize how good it is to have a happy relationship with her. I visit her often and buy her food and clothes. I treat her like a daughter. Her temper still sometimes flares up at me, but I do not let it affect me and I patiently tolerate her. She apologizes to me and and praises me for my kindness and tolerance. She is treating me better all the time, thinking of me when she has food she knows I like. She knows I do not tolerate the cold well, so I always get to sit in the warmest spot in the house when I visit her. She has no complaints about me, and she loves me like a daughter.
When the Chinese Communist Party started the persecution of Falun Dafa, using overwhelming lies to slander Dafa, my mother-in-law said, “I don’t believe what is said on TV. My daughter-in-law practices Dafa, and she is a good person.”
Practitioners started to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa. My mother-in-law ran into villagers who did not want to take Falun Dafa materials that clarified the facts. She always tried to persuade them to keep the materials and read them all carefully. She told them how good Dafa was, and told them not to believe the lies on TV. The villagers were then happy to take the pamphlets. She would sometimes invite a group of villagers to her home to watch DVDs showing the truth of Falun Dafa. She has such a positive attitude towards Dafa because she has seen first-hand the wonders of Dafa – with me.
My mother-in-law is in her seventies. She is healthy and has a happy family. I believe it is because she knows of the goodness of Dafa, speaks well of it, and lets others know that Falun Dafa is good.