(Minghui.org) Many Falun Dafa practitioners have become better and more considerate people after taking up the practice and living by its core principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. Some have seen their stubborn bad habits disappear without a struggle. In turn, their improvements have moved people around them.

Here are two such accounts.

Bank Teller: “I Have Met A Good Person!”

One practitioner recounted how she returned the 10,000 yuan that a bank employee mistakenly deposited into her account.

“A few days after I requested a transfer of 10,000 yuan from our checking account to a Certificate of Deposit, the bank teller who helped me with the transaction called my husband, saying that there was something wrong in the transaction and asked me to come back to the bank.

“My husband and I went right away because I didn't want the teller to worry. It turned out she gave me a CD of 10,000 yuan without ever transferring the sum from my checking account. She was in a panic because she wasn't sure whether I would return the money.

“‘Don’t worry,’ I said, ‘I won’t keep the money.’

“With a sigh of relief, the teller said, ‘I have met a good person! I was really scared to death!’

“I told her that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner and that we are taught follow the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance to be good people and not take what doesn’t belong to us.

“I clarified the truth about the demonizing propaganda spread by the communist regime to her. She thanked me repeatedly. Several customers in the lobby overheard what I said. Some nodded and some smiled at me.”

“Dafa Helped Me Quit Smoking and Drinking”

This is the personal account of another practitioner in Heilongjiang Province about how he quit drinking and smoking after practicing Dafa.

“Before I took up Falun Dafa in 1997, I smoked at least two packs of cigarettes and drank every day. I knew that smoking made my breath stink and that drinking made me irrational and talk nonsense, but I selfishly went my own way.

“After I began to practice Falun Dafa, I knew I had to behave myself in accordance with its principles, so I decided to eliminate my bad habits.

“But such things are easier said than done.

“At first, I could handle myself well most of the time. But then I would find all kinds of excuses to have a drink if something wasn’t going my way. I did not completely quit drinking.

“The same thing happened with smoking. Although I stopped smoking most of the time, I still couldn’t resist the temptation when someone offered me a free cigarette.

“One day, I dreamed of a pack of the kind of cigarettes I’d often smoked. When I was about to light one, I suddenly remembered that I was a practitioner and could not smoke. After I woke up, I completely quit smoking. It has now been 20 years since I’ve smoked a cigarette or drunk any alcohol.

“My temper also improved. My wife was elated to see me kick my bad habits and become a better husband. She often tells people how Falun Dafa turned me into a totally different person.”