I Was Once Desperate
(Minghui.org) Years ago I was an alcoholic and often stayed out all night drinking. Alcohol was ruining my health and marriage. My wife could not handle my behavior anymore and wanted a divorce.
I fell into a state of despair. A friend then introduced me to Falun Dafa. I began to practice diligently and was able to get rid of my addiction. I regained my health, as well as my wife's heart. Witnessing my change, my wife decided to join me in practicing Dafa.
Fellow villagers also noticed my change and seven of them became Dafa practitioners. A woman in the village, who was eight years older than I, suffered from severe arthritis that had caused limb deformity and tremendous pain. She had gone to many well known hospitals, but no doctor could help her. Her family did not want to spend any more money on treatment. She felt hopeless and no longer took any medications, just enough pain killers to get through the day.
I told her about Falun Dafa and how it could benefit her health. I loaned her Master Li's [the founder of Falun Dafa] lecture videos. Soon afterward, she returned the videos and said that her family did not support her in practicing Dafa because they were atheist.
After a short while, I noticed she could barely walk, much less do anything else. She came to me and said she wanted to watch Master's lecture videos again. Two days later, she told me that she no longer had any pain. She has been practicing Falun Dafa diligently since then. She is an influential person locally, so many people became aware that she was a practitioner.
Testing My Character – Loss and Gain
I leased some of my land with an annual rent of 50,000 yuan. I could not help notice that, for several years, my renter was not doing well with his business. I told him I wanted to reduce his rent to 30,000 yuan. He was surprised that I made such a generous offer. He felt that the rent was too low, and so we agreed on 35,000 yuan. We were both happy with this arrangement.
I was later driving my minivan to transport some printing materials for fellow practitioners. A car from the other side of the road came out from behind a parked car and was moving toward me. I tried to avoid him by swerving to the right as much as possible. The other vehicle still scratched my car. The driver and I both got out to check the damage. I had a large deep scratch on the left rear side of the car. The other driver offered me money to have it fixed. I refused his offer and just told him to be more careful in the future. He was grateful and thanked me. When I got home, I went out to wipe my car with a rag, and to my surprise the “scratch” disappeared with my wiping. There was no trace of the accident.
I truly appreciate what Dafa and Master Li have given me.