Poison your Mother-in-law.... with......
A long time ago, a girl named Li-Li got married and 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
Days passed days, and weeks passed weeks. 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
All the anger and unhappiness in the house was causing the 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,
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 a while, 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 suspects 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,obeyed her mother-in-law, and treated her
like her own mother. After six months had passed, the whole
household had changed.
practiced controlling her temper so much that she found
that she almost never got mad or upset. She hadn't had an argument
in six months with her mother-in-law, who 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
vitimans 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."
MORAL: Friends, have you ever realized that how you treat others is
exactly how they will treat you? In China it is said: The person
who loves others will also be