(Minghui.org) I happened upon Falun Dafa's main teaching Zhuan Falun online 10 years ago and was in awe of the profound principles discussed in the book. I decided right then that I'd become a practitioner and follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance for the rest of my life.

During the past 10 years, I have learned the fundamental standards of what it means to be a good person – something that has been lost in today's morally declining society. I am grateful to Falun Dafa and its founder, Master Li Hongzhi, for helping me understand how to treat others with tolerance and how to be considerate of others.

I'd like to share two stories of how Falun Dafa turned me into a much better person.

A Trustworthy Employee

Because Dafa teaches following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, my managers always respected me no matter where I worked.

At business events, when everybody else took free goodies and food, I never went after petty gains. When my boss offered me perks or gifts, I refused to accept them.

The company once made travel arrangements for me. My boss allowed me to take my mother with me and get full reimbursement for her expenses. I eventually repaid all of my mother’s travel expenses.

I was also responsible for buying office supplies. I never took a penny from the company, even though it was taken for granted that people in purchasing would take advantage. My boss said that I was the person he trusted the most.

A Good Relationship with My Mother-in-law

When I was young I dreamed of marrying a rich husband and living a happy life. I had such an opportunity, but I didn’t take it. Instead, I married the man I did because I decided not to live a life of vanity now that I had begun my practice of Falun Dafa. We didn’t have a house or a car. We didn’t even have a wedding ceremony. I even had to give my own savings to him for his business.

I had quite a few challenges managing my relationship with my mother-in-law. She is my husband’s stepmother. When my husband and I got married, she only gave us minimal gifts. Even the neighbors thought she was being stingy and unfair. I realized that as a practitioner, I should not care too much about such things.

We lived with my parents-in-law when I was pregnant. I always did all the household chores. Even after our child was born, I never let my mother-in-law do any work around the house. I always reminded my husband to take good care of her.

After my father-in-law passed away, my husband and son went to live with my mother-in-law while I was working elsewhere. During the Chinese New Year, I went back to stay with them.

My mother-in-law thought we were going to live with her long-term and started to complain that her life was no longer peaceful because of us and our young child. At first, both my husband and I resented her for this. Later, I persuaded him that we might not have truly taken good care of her. We did not truly treat her like his own mother.

It is not important who is right and who is wrong. The most important thing is to never leave any regrets and to treat others well. We moved out of the house and left her in peace.

Now, we still go back to visit her often and treat her even better than when my father-in-law was alive. She has become very reasonable and often buys gifts for my son and me.

Dafa not only brings us great health, but also teaches us how to be a better person by truly thinking about others. We have standards to live up to and how to live a more positive life.