Falun Dafa Brings Changes to My Family
(Minghui.org) Practicing Falun Dafa has helped to improve my mind and body, as well as my moral character. My relatives and friends have witnessed the wonderful changes in me. People in my life are amazed that Dafa has brought blessings to them also! Some even began Falun Dafa cultivation practice.
My Husband Changes
This is the second marriage for both my husband and me. He had a good heart, but his temperament was an issue. He was narrow-minded and often overly reacted. Sometimes he couldn’t control his thoughts and lacked patience. If his mother and sister said something that he wasn’t pleased with, he would come home and pick a fight with me. Therefore, our family life has not been peaceful.
Once he was so angry over something that he waived a knife at my granddaughter and said he would kill her. He said he would then kill himself. I was scared. I thought I could take my granddaughter with me and we would leave home for a short while. But what if he committed suicide? How would I explain it to his family? What would then happen to my life?
I called my husband’s daughter and she and her husband arrived at my house to talk with him. There was angry shouting, and when the incident was over, the daughter and son-in-law said to me, “If my father continues to be like that in the future, just leave him alone. Come to our home, which is always open to you. Let him stay home alone.” This was how they treated me – their stepmother!
My mother-in-law lived alone and we lived out-of-town. While searching for a house to purchase near her, we stayed at her house. We planned to buy in the area but we were short twenty-thousand dollars. We asked to borrow the money from her. We told her we’d return with an interest rate higher than that of the current market. But not only did she refuse us, she also scolded me for no reason. She even kicked me out of her house! We took a taxi to the train station to return home. On our way, I told my husband not to fight with his mother over how she treated me. The taxi driver heard and said, “Your wife is so nice.” He told the driver, “This is a second marriage for both of us. Do you believe it?”
Two years later, my husband’s niece wanted to buy a car, and my mother-in-law gave her ten thousand dollars. When my husband found out, he said to her, “I didn’t have a house to live in and asked to borrow money from you. But you scolded my wife and kicked her out. Now my niece wants to buy a car for fun and you gave her money.” My mother-in-law said nothing. I told my husband, “That already passed. Bringing it up again will only create conflicts between your mom and us. Please don’t mention that anymore.”
Nevertheless, we continued to treat my mother-in-law well. We bought good food for her when it was festive seasons such as the Chinese New Year. On one occasion we happily did the shopping and went to my husband’s mother’s house to cook for her. But for some strange reason, she was angry and threw things around. My mother-in-law started scolding me so loudly that even our neighbors could hear. Regardless of what happened, I treated her well.
My husband witnessed all these things. He also knew that Dafa had helped me gain good health. Our family situation got better. Through the years he saw my conduct and that of other practitioners. He realized that Master teaches Dafa cultivators to be good people and to consider others first. He developed a high respect for Dafa. This was a change from his previous attitude. In the past, my husband did not treat my fellow practitioners very well. Now he offers them food when they visit our home. He also went to help practitioners living in the neighborhood when they needed assistance.
One day a friend whom my husband hadn’t seen for over 40 years came to our house for a visit. He said to his friend, “It’s my wife that has changed me. She is able to treat others well.”
My In-Laws Understand That Falun Dafa Is Good
My mother-in-law used to frequently taunt me. Recently she said, “People often say that daughters are a mom’s warm vest because they are thoughtful and soft. However, when I have something deep in my heart to share, I think of you. I can’t talk to my girls because I can’t connect to them.”
One of my sisters-in-law used to treat us apathetically. She didn’t show up for the Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner at my mother-in-law’s home. But she has changed a lot now. This year, she brought over many gifts during the New Year. When she came for a visit and if it happened to be dinner time, she would stay. She said she noticed that I had a good rapport with all of the relatives.
My younger sister-in-law lived out-of-town. She often talked to us on the phone. She said, “You’re very nice. But if you didn’t practice Falun Dafa, you’d be even better. The practice is not approved in our country, so you shouldn’t practice it.” I said, “Let’s not talk about this over the phone. When you come for a visit, we’ll chat about this, okay?”
This year she came over during the Chinese New Year. I smiled and said to her, “Didn’t you say that I’m very nice? Let me tell you: it’s precisely because I practice Falun Dafa that makes me nice. If I didn’t practice it, I would have been very different. I used to be the kind of person who beat you twice if you beat me once.
Now they all realized the goodness of Falun Dafa.
My Elderly Parents Enjoy Good Health
Back in the 1980s, my father was diagnosed with atrophic gastritis. I thought that the best thing I could give to both parents was to introduce them to Falun Dafa. I knew the practice could bring them good health both physically and mentally. I mailed them Falun Dafa books and videotapes immediately.
Shortly after that, both of them came to see me. I told my father, “I used to have stomach problems like you. After practicing Falun Dafa for a few days, I experienced some diarrhea symptoms overnight, and then, the next day, everything went back to normal.” My father didn’t believe it. I smiled and said, “Maybe you can give it a try, do the reading and exercises, then you’ll see.” In a few days, my father said, “Hey, what you said was really true. I experienced diarrhea problems too.” “So how are you feeling now?” I asked. He replied, “It’s like nothing has happened. Everything has returned to normal.” He is 86 years old. He has no more stomach problems and even rides his motorcycle every day and sometimes even gives us a ride!
My mother had diabetes since the 1990s. She developed problems walking and her eyesight declined. She had heart issues, bleeding gums, and high blood pressure. Now that she practices Falun Dafa, her health is back to normal, and her character has also improved.
Both of them are in their 80s. This year they drove back and forth across three provinces and everything went smoothly. I think it’s a blessing that they are in such good health!
Young Granddaughter Learns Dafa
Previously we lived out-of-town. After we went back to our hometown, because we bought a house and had a mortgage, I started working again. Therefore, I did not have time to take care of my granddaughter. And then, my right leg developed some problems and I couldn’t work anymore. So I ended up staying home to take care of my granddaughter.
I noticed that she had developed many bad behaviors. When visiting at someone’s home, she would go through their things, eating whatever she found and liked, and taking away belongings that caught her eye. She even blamed others for some of her actions. A practitioner told me about my granddaughter’s problems so that I could help her.
One day, my granddaughter came back from her kindergarten class saying the teacher commented that she was stupid. I inquired, “Was it because you had trouble understanding what she taught?” She nodded her head. I asked her, “Do you want to learn? Do you want to be like others and have the teacher say that you’re smart? Do you want all the adults at home commenting that you're a good girl?” “Yes!” she replied. I offered, “Then, practice Falun Dafa like me, and we will do things according to what Zhuan Falun teaches us. Then Master Li (the founder) will help you become a better child.” She said, “Okay. I want to practice Falun Dafa.”
Shortly after that, my granddaughter came home to tell me that the teacher said that she was a good girl. She ate quickly and even helped to clean up afterward. Several days later, she was happy when the teacher praised her for actively participating. From then on, I never heard that her teacher referred to her as stupid.
One day my granddaughter had a high fever and there were bumps all over her whole body. She said she had a headache and a sore throat. I asked if she wanted to go to the hospital. She said, “No. I will say in my mind, 'Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.'” She listened to Master’s audio teachings before going to sleep. The next day, the fever, headache, and sore throat were gone, and so were all the bumps. She was completely fine.
All my relatives and friends witness the goodness of Falun Dafa and benefit from my practicing cultivation. Falun Dafa is indeed good for everyone!