My Daughter Gives Up Her Lazy Habits after Reading Zhuan Falun
(Minghui.org) My 33-year-old daughter grew up spoiled. She didn't do chores and was on her cell phone a lot during the day. She watched TV and became so involved with what she was watching that she often didn't hear us call her to the dinner table.
My daughter's husband travels a lot for work, so she and her daughter stay with us. Her daughter grew up with me. Now I am not the only babysitter, but I also do nearly all the household chores. I have felt resentful at times and have to remind myself with Master’s poem:
“To consummate yourself, reaping Buddhahood,Let joy be found in hardship.”(“Tempering the Will,” Hong Yin, Translation Version A)
After a while, I would calm down and think of myself as a junior monk who did all the work and received no recognition.
Lazy as she was, my daughter really liked Dafa. She supported my Falun Dafa practice. She donated money and effort to Falun Dafa activities without hesitation.
Due to the CCP virus, three generations of our family had to stay together in lockdown. One day, my daughter suggested, “Since we cannot go anywhere and we have nothing to do, why not study the Fa together?” My husband and granddaughter all agreed. So the four of us began to read the book, Zhuan Falun, together.
After a while, my granddaughter asked my husband to play with her in another room. My daughter continued to read by herself in the bedroom. She also began to watch the Falun Dafa exercise demonstration video with me.
Our family environment began to improve. After lunch one day, I was washing the dishes as usual when my daughter came into the kitchen and said, “Mom, let me wash the dishes. You have been doing this for decades. It's my turn from now on.”
I couldn't believe what I heard. She rarely helped me with chores. Was she serious? She took the dish from me and began washing. She said, “Mom, I finally finished reading the book Zhuan Falun for the first time. I have decided to be a good person. I cannot be lazy like this forever. I kept telling my husband how wonderful Falun Dafa is, but he did not believe it because he didn't feel and see this from me. Now I will demonstrate the goodness of Dafa through my own actions.”
I replied, “When he sees your change, you can tell him that Falun Dafa changed you.”
“Exactly!” She grinned.
I was still a little skeptical, however, she has been consistent for nearly a month now. After every meal, she would get up and clear the table, wash the dishes, and leave the kitchen sparkling clean—better than I did. In the past, I made her bed every day. Now she makes her own bed and tidies up the living room. She even did my laundry while I was away one day.
Now I am convinced that she is a changed person. She became more caring and understanding of others. She also learned to be tolerant. When she sees others with negative behavior, she reflects on herself. My cell-phone addicted lazy daughter has been replaced by a sunny, pleasant, and helpful woman. This change is natural and from the inside. It all happened after she read Zhuan Falun one time. Just like Master said:
“… as long as you read Dafa, you are changing; as long as you read Dafa, you are elevating.” (“Melt Into the Fa,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
My daughter told me: “Mom, I think if you do well, the rest of us will do well.”
Before writing this article, my daughter read a piece of news to me regarding tense relationships between husbands and wives during the lockdown and complaints from parents about their children being out of control. If the children don’t return to school soon, parents will go crazy. But in our three-generation family, no one feels this way. We are blessed by Falun Dafa.
I was in tears writing this article, I feel so grateful to Master. I hope people can see the amazing power of Falun Dafa from my daughter’s change and choose a bright future for themselves.