(Minghui.org) I used to suffer from some stubborn diseases, and nothing seemed to help. The never-ending pain subsequently turned me into a bad-tempered person who sometimes even beat her husband and kids. At times I inflicted harm on myself as well. No one wanted to be near me, and my neighbors were sure I had mental issues.

Things changed for the better when I began to practice Falun Dafa in 2004. I tried my best to follow the principle of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” to be a good person. When conflicts arose, I made sure to look inward to find my own deficiencies.

Before I knew it, the illnesses that had plagued me for years, including mastitis (infection of the breast tissue), rhinitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane), kidney stones and pelvic infections, disappeared without a trace. I also became even-tempered and became more considerate of others.

Below I share a few stories of how Falun Dafa made me a better person.

At the market

Once I went to a farmers market and bought some vegetables. I drove a hard bargain and pay less than a fair market price. As soon as I stepped out of the market, I began to feel uneasy about my behavior. As a Falun Dafa practitioner, how could I take advantage of others? I then went back inside to return the difference to the farmer.

Another time I went grocery shopping again and tried to start a conversation with a carrot vendor.

At first, he refused to listen when I told him that “Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” He however was surprised when I grabbed some carrots - some already damaged - without trying to talk down the price. He tried to offer me some free carrots, but I declined.

He seemed to finally realize something and said, “You really are a good person. Everybody else only picks the good carrots, but you don't mind taking some not-so-good ones home.”

I told him that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and again advised him to remember that “Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness- Compassion-Forbearance is good!”

He was very receptive this time and nodded his head in agreement.

At Home

I ran into my older sister when I visited my father one day. She was complaining to our father about her daughter-in-law. I didn't say anything because I felt pity for her being annoyed by such trivial things. My silence, however, angered her, as she thought I lacked empathy.

I explained to her calmly, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. My Master taught me to always look inward no matter what happened. We should not pick on others. I'd say you ought to stop complaining about your daughter-in-law.”

My sister smiled and said she knew what to do.

I have a stepdaughter who I drove away from home before my practice of Falun Dafa. After I learned how to be a good person, I invited her back to live with us. I even gave her my only platinum necklace as a welcome-back gift. She became very close to me and even helped me and my husband buy a new house with her savings a few years later.

I thank Master for teaching me how to be a good person.