My Happy Life Surrounded by Falun Dafa Practitioners
(Minghui.org) Looking at my life, I feel that I am the luckiest person alive. Although I don't practice Falun Dafa, I have been so blessed by the practice in every aspect of my life, including my family, marriage, job, and circle of friends.
Happy Family Life
My mother practices Falun Dafa. She used to have neurasthenia, rhinitis, gynecological problems, heart problems, and chronic insomnia. Her medicine cabinet was full!
She was also depressed and short-tempered because of her poor health. To make matters worse, my mother learned that some of her muscles were atrophying.
My parents argued a lot, and they even talked about divorce. Our family was almost falling apart.
At this time, my mother was introduced to the practice of Falun Dafa. It was like rain after a long drought!
She read the books earnestly and came to understand that Falun Dafa is about cultivating one's character and that she must hold herself to the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
She did the five sets of exercises every day. Gradually, she became physically healthy and regained a pleasant temperament. She also has a better relationship with my father and became a good mother to all of us.
My cousin said that she was very envious of me and wished that her mother had learned Falun Dafa as well.
My mother-in-law also practices Falun Dafa. She, too, used to have very poor health, which deteriorated after giving birth to my husband. She became unable to do any housework or farm work.
She used to be a difficult person to get along with, but after learning Falun Dafa she became kind, tolerant, and very respectful of others.
I felt that I benefited the most from these changes in her. She is very tolerant of me—a person who was spoiled and picky with a hot temper. She now has a way of calming me down. Considering how difficult it can be to get along with mothers-in-law, I found myself extremely lucky to have one who practices Falun Dafa.
My husband also practices Falun Dafa. He is a good-looking man with a good job. However, I wasn't concerned that he would have an extramarital affair, as I know he follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and understands the consequences of one’s actions.
Here are two examples of how he follows these principles in his day-to-day life.
When my husband learned that one of his friends was thinking about having an affair, he talked him out of it.
One time, a client wanted to give him a bribe. My husband declined the offer and also assured the client that he would be treated fairly even without the bribe.
I can proudly say that I have a faithful and wonderful husband thanks to Falun Dafa.
My boss also practices Falun Dafa, and although bosses can be overbearing, mine is very low-key, humble, and kind. He is also very approachable and open-minded.
Once, I made a design that I thought was perfect, but my boss made a few suggestions on how I could improve it. I was impatient, but he persisted and argued with me a bit.
My husband said he thought that the argument was my fault and reminded me that my manager was an elderly person. He suggested that I apologize.
Before I made the apology, my boss came to me and apologized for his tone of voice. Tears filled my eyes. I had experienced being bullied by managers before, but have never been treated with such kindness by a superior.
Work Colleagues I Can Trust
I have heard that you can't have a coworker as a true friend, and I tended to agree with that sentiment. However, after working with Ms. Jia and Ms. Yi, who practice Falun Dafa, I changed my mind. They are very kind to me and are sincere, both inside and outside of work.
Initially, I was very critical of Ms. Jia. I complained about her and even talked down to her. I felt guilty for doing these things, but she didn't seem to mind and was consistently kind to me. She is the most gentle person I have ever met.
Years ago, my coworkers pooled together a couple thousand yuan as a gift for my wedding, which I put in a red purse and then forgot to take it home.
As soon as I arrived home, I got a phone call from Ms. Yi who told me that she had found my red purse. If someone leaves something at work they may never see it again—even uniforms have been taken when left behind. I could have easily lost that money if the purse had been found by someone less honest.
I have many more such stories. Falun Dafa practitioners are healthy, kind, and trustworthy people. It has been a pleasure getting to know them!
I wish everyone followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance! China would be a much better country if they did.