A Village Experiences the Goodness of Falun Dafa Practitioners
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners are highly regarded in our village for cleaning up hazardous conditions, and also because my daughter thought of other family members first and gave up claims to a new house and land.
Practitioners Clean a Bridge
There is a bridge that you must pass to enter or leave our village. It was difficult for pedestrians to cross because it was covered with piles of cornstalks. Everyone was angry about it, but no one did anything.
A group of us cleaned the bridge. Many shovels were broken as the cornstalks were deeply embedded.
One villager said, “Falun Dafa practitioners are great! Only they would volunteer to clean the bridge, and do it so well!” Many other residents made similar comments.
Practitioners Shovel Snow
No one would shovel a 1500 meter road in our village. It was slippery and dangerous, and most of the young and elderly had to circumvent it. A few of us removed the snow.
There are 3000 people that live in our village. They praised us, and the Communist Party branch secretary was touched and offered to give us two packs of cigarettes, but villagers reminded the secretary that Falun Dafa practitioners do not smoke.
Raising My Children By the Falun Dafa Principles
My daughter married a man from our village. Her mother-in-law wanted to distribute her wealth to her two sons. The family had three properties: one had a brand new beautiful house; one had a run down old house; and one was just land. Her mother-in-law wanted to be fair and insisted that whomever received the new house must give the other party cash. However, her younger son and his wife wanted the new house and refused to pay.
My daughter’s mother-in-law was in a difficult position. Her younger son pressured her and said his wife would leave him if they couldn’t have the new house.
My daughter asked for my advice. Although she does not practice, my husband and I have raised her according to the principles of Falun Dafa, and to think of others first.
My daughter told her husband's parents that they would accept the old house without any cash. They were touched and visited along with other family members to thank them. Her mother-in-law said she might have committed suicide if my daughter had also fought for the new house. They felt that it was unfair and wanted to give her the third piece of the land, but the younger brother snatched it.
I said to her in-laws, “If we didn’t practice Falun Dafa, we wouldn’t have acted this way. Our Teacher has taught us to consider others first. Rather than thank us, please thank our Teacher.”
I feel that my daughter is enjoying the blessings of Falun Dafa because of her consideration of others. She recently bought a house in the city and is enjoying a good life.