(Clearwisdom.net) I am a Taiwanese Dafa practitioner. This year I'm in Grade Three. When I was in Grade Two, I did something that was very bad. My heart hasn't settled down yet. Through studying the Fa and eliminating my attachments, I am finally admitting my mistake. The following is what I have learned:

When I was in the second grade, I was going to pool my money with my classmate to buy something together at the store. My classmate all of a sudden got greedy and wanted to steal it. At that time, all I thought was that it was going to be fun. Not only did I not stop my classmate, but I also collaborated with him to steal the toy we were going to buy together. With my deeper understanding of Master's Fa, I know I need to follow the principles of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." Although I was very regretful of what I had done, I never had the courage to admit my mistake. Through studying the Fa and practicing the exercises, I became more and more uncomfortable with what I had done. Every time I thought about it I would feel disturbed, so I worked up the courage and admitted my mistake to my mother.

What was unexpected was that my mother wasn't angry, but also encouraged me to make up for it. She wanted me to use my own allowance to compensate the loss incurred by the store. My mom only had one request. She said that it was because I studied Dafa that I understood that I was wrong. She said that I must validate the goodness of Dafa when I apologize to the head of the store.

Accompanied by my classmate, I worked up the courage and arrived at the store. Because I was afraid, I hurried through my explanation to the clerk, told her that I had stolen something, gave my compensation and left. I didn't explain that it was because I studied Dafa that I realized I was wrong to do it.

After I told my mom about my experience when I got home, she asked me, "Now do you feel better?" I replied, "I still feel a bit uneasy." Mom then replied, "It is because you didn't explain everything clearly. Your conscience still feels regret. Think clearly on what you should do."

I understand that I should be responsible for my own behavior. Again I worked up the courage to apologize to the lady at the store. I expressed everything clearly, and gave her a truth-clarifying flyer. Now I feel a lot better. I know that I have practiced "Truthfulness."

From now on, I will be a good child who will always practice "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance."