My Friend Trusts Me Because I Practice Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) May (alias) and I grew up together, and we have similar interests and life experiences. As close friends, we share and encourage each other during our ups and downs.
I had a strong competitive mindset in the past. I also had many physical ailments and worried too much. My life was difficult and filled with stress.
Everything changed after I began practicing Falun Dafa two decades ago. I followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my everyday life, striving to be a good person and considerate of others. I became happy and healthy, and my ailments disappeared.
May was pleased for me. Because she saw firsthand the positive effects of practicing Falun Dafa, she knew that Dafa was good and encouraged me to cultivate.
One day when I phoned May I could tell she was depressed but she didn't want to elaborate.
When I went to her place she said that she had authorized another friend to invest a large sum of money for her. But the investment turned out to be a scam and she suffered a large financial loss.
May's son was studying overseas, and she depended on her investment returns to supplement some of the costs of her son's tuition and expenses. Although she didn't blame the friend, I could tell the impact was huge. She was losing both the friendship and her money.
She was unhappy for several months, so I often called her. Then one day, she called me and said that she and her husband planned to visit their son overseas, and they asked me to help them by keeping some documents and valuables while they were away.
May said, “If something happens on the trip and we don't return, my mother-in-law and my son will need someone to take care of them.”
I felt that her recent experience with the investment scam must be why she was being so negative and cautious. I suggested that she write me a Power of Attorney letter, but not give me the passwords to their bank accounts so they could relax while visiting their son.
I also contacted a lawyer and asked about the legal procedures and requirements.
When I went to her office May handed me a signed Power of Attorney letter. When I read it I found that it did not just cover safekeeping valuables and documents. It gave me full power to manage all of their assets, as well as arrangements for her mother-in-law and son.
I told her what the lawyer had told me, and I reminded her to remember, “Falun Dafa is good, Zhen-Shan-Ren is good,” and they would be blessed.
She said she understood but was still worried. Afterwards, as always, we sat and looked at each other in peace and silence.
She suddenly smiled and quietly asked me, “Do you know why I've entrusted everything to you?”
Before I could answer she said, “Because you practice Falun Dafa.” I was surprised. I thought she would cite our decades-long friendship.
She explained, “All my assets, the life of my son and my mother-in-law, these are the most important matters in my life. I would not entrust them to just anyone. Ordinary people are selfish and only look to benefit themselves, so they can't be trusted.”
“Only people like you, who have faith, won't take things that belong to others. You have high principles and you won't violate them.”
I understood. May had witnessed my positive changes after I began practicing Falun Dafa. Once sickly, I became healthy. I used the power of my position to help people instead of asking for kickbacks. I used to be aggressive and always competed to win, but after I began practicing Falun Dafa I became peaceful and wise.
May's own life experiences had shown her who she could trust.
Our thoughts, words, and actions are observed by the people around us. When we are guided by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and act accordingly, we are validating the Fa.
I believe the day will come soon when all people around the world will celebrate Falun Dafa.