Being Considerate of Others
(Minghui.org) I was fortunate to begin practicing Falun Dafa in January 1999. The practice completely changed my character and perspective on life. Prior to that, I was selfish and angry.
I married my husband, who also practices Dafa, on August 19, 2002. He did not have to pay a bride price (marriage payment) for my hand, which is still practiced in China today. This was unheard of in my village at that time, especially when many people only pursued money. I could allow that only because I thought of others first and practiced Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
My husband’s father had passed away, and his mother was mentally unstable. She and one of her sons moved in with us after we got married. Initially, we struggled financially as my husband only worked as a rickshaw driver. He later changed jobs and began collecting recyclable materials. Our financial situation then improved after he got more clients.
When we were financially strained, my husband's other four siblings did not offer to help take care of their mother. My husband and I ended up paying for all of his mother’s funeral expenses when she passed away in 2013.
I also gave away the part of the house that was gifted to me when I got married, to my brother-in-law. And my mother-in-law’s 2,000 yuan savings were given to my husband's eldest sister. She was touched: “I am in my 60s and have never admired a person. But today, I admire you very much. You’ve won my trust. Please help me quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with my real name.” I had talked to her about Dafa and the persecution many times over the years, but she’s always refused to quit the Party.
My husband and I now have a multistory home and an automobile. These are all the blessings given to us from cultivating in Dafa.