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For all the Bahu’s or Bahu’s To Be :)

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 A long time ago in China , a girl named Li-Li got married & went to live
with her husband and mother-in-law. In a very short time, Li-Li found 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 never stopped
arguing and fighting. But what made the situation even worse was that,
according to ancient Chinese tradition, Li-Li had to bow to her
mother-in-law and obey her every wish. All the anger and unhappiness in the
house was causing Li-Li’s poor husband! d 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 you
solve 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 with a package of
herbs. He told Li-Li, “You can’t use a quick-acting poison to get rid of
your mother-in-law, because that would cause people to become suspicious
Therefore, I have given you a number of herbs that will slowly build up
poison in her body. Every other day prepare some delicious meal and put a
little of these herbs in her serving.

Now, in order to make sure that nobody suspect you, when she dies, you must
be very careful to act very friendly towards her. “Don’t argue with her,
obey her every wish, and treat her like a queen.” Li-Li was so happy. She
thanked Mr. Huang and hurried home to start her plot 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 !
r, 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 that she almost
never got mad or upset. She hadn’t had an argument with her mother-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 to love
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 real mother 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 worry
about. I never gave you any poison. The herbs I gave you were vitamins to
improve her health. The only poison was in your mind and your attitude
toward her, but that has been all washed away by the love which you gave to
her.”

HAVE YOU REALIZED that how you treat others is exactly how they will treat
you? There is a wise Chinese saying: “The person who loves others will also
be loved in return.” God might be trying to work in another person’s life
through you. Send this to your friends and spread the POWER OF LOVE.

Remember, if you delete this mail nothing will happen. No one will die or
fall sick. But… if you send it to others you may change their life. After
all you have got nothing to lose but a lot to gain.

“A candle loses nothing if it is used to light another one”

Source: An email forward

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A fearless Czarina and Shameless optimist who lives life by her own rules

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