Cleaning My Building’s Corridor for 20 Years Helped Validate Dafa
(Minghui.org) My next door neighbors always left their discarded items in the corner of the corridor instead of throwing them away in the trash bin downstairs. This made it difficult for other residents to walk easily in the hallway. I also didn’t like seeing the mess.
When my eldest son was getting married, I found an excuse to clean up the mess. I first asked if they still wanted their things before I went ahead and threw them out.
I used a big pot to carry the old, torn shoes and clothing downstairs and threw them away. It took me four or five trips to clean up everything. The downstairs neighbors saw me doing this and told me to take a break. If I had not practiced Falun Dafa at the time, I would not have cleaned up the mess at all!
Since then, I always clean the entire corridor by myself since we don’t have a property manager to do it.
One time, I went to visit my grandson and stayed with him for a while. When I got home, many of my neighbors in the building said, “Ms. Sun, you’ve finally come back! We have been waiting for you to clean up the corridor.”
Clarifying the Truth Through My Actions
The neighbor who moved upstairs last year asked me, “How much do you earn when you sweep the corridor every day?” I said, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. I don't get a penny for doing it, I just volunteer. I’ve been doing it more than 20 years now.”
I then talked to her about Dafa. She said, “You are such a good person. This Fa is definitely true. I know the Communist Party is not good. They don't want us to see or hear anything good about Falun Gong. My family and I have been too scared to look into it.”
All of my neighbors realized that Dafa is good from observing my actions over these years. A new babysitter said to me, “Nowadays, who else would do this without getting paid? You really are a good person.” I then took the opportunity to clarify the truth to her.
She said, “I have never worn a red scarf [meaning that she never joined any of the communist youth organizations], but my husband is a branch secretary for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the countryside. You have to quit the CCP for him.” I told her that he had to agree himself. She replied, “He can’t move well since his leg is in pain. Please help him quit first. When I go home, I will tell him, and he will definitely agree to do it.”
The neighbor on the third floor is a teacher. She used to give me the cold shoulder when I greeted her. She now greets me when I greet her.
After more than 20 years of consistently cleaning the corridor, the neighbors have come around. They said, “You clean the corridor every day; we feel really guilty. We shouldn’t always let you do it by yourself.” Now, whenever they have time, they will help clean the corridor. Every household also pays more attention to maintaining cleanliness.
A new family moved upstairs, and they would get into fights twice a week. One day, I found an opportunity to go to their apartment, and tried to persuade them not to argue again. I also told them the principles I learned from Dafa on being a good person. The family gradually became harmonious.
The lady of the house once said to me, “Aunty, please never move. I feel I need to keep living upstairs from you!” She told me that she went to visit her mother for a few days and told her that I practice Falun Dafa. Her mother, who practices Buddhism, told her it was good to practice Dafa.
The area where I live has a good school district, so many new neighbors have moved in. If they encounter any difficulties, I do my best to help them according to the requirements of Dafa. People who used to live here all understand the truth of Dafa.
One day, my four-year-old granddaughter saw me help do a good deed. A new neighbor’s child had a high fever and was crying inside the home. I suddenly remembered that they wouldn’t know about the water supply being turned off. Since I had saved a good amount of water in a big crock, I brought them some. They were very grateful.
Later, the people who persecute Falun Gong came to my home to harass me. My granddaughter yelled at them, “The police should catch bad guys. Why do you still try to catch good people? Shouldn’t you protect good people?”