作者 | 张月英
作者 | 張月英
編輯 | 黎嘉雯 圖片 | 源自網路
We Met You Like This – To Ma Xiaoqiu
Author | Zhang Yueying
- I Know You
My president, my good teacher and helpful friend, my ladybro, my spiritual mentor, my elder sister, my loving mother, my strict father, my benefactor…
Ma Xiaoqiu, as the Founder and President of Ding Yifeng Group, you’re legendary and simple, wise and pure, mature and tender, merciful and severe. You can undertake great cause and deal with affairs meticulously; you’re smart and intelligent, but don’t stick to trifles; you still retain childlike innocence while working with meticulous attention and conscientiously. You have male heart and perseverance while you’re adorable like Harper Seven Beckham. You reconcile yourself to every situation while you’re determined with your target. You’re a life miracle in the human world.
I have been acquainted with you for more than ten years. I always wonder how you have come to the world. As I call you Professor Ma, President Ma and Affinity King, each address seems (un)suitable for you. You cannot be described in the language of human beings. Maybe address is dispensable and insignificant. You’re a miracle to me. You’re the unique Ma Xiaoqiu forever!
2. President Ma’s Way of Life
You say that one cannot waste life, one must have mission in life, life cannot be regrettable, one must have pursuit and dream in life, one cannot live life carelessly, one must be a good guy, do the right thing and go the right way all life and that one must live up to every day and complete everything…
Since the day I came to know you, you have always been such a person as lives up to words in every aspect. You’re always strict with yourself, but always considerate of others and give opportunities to others. When someone hurts you, you always say that “if your efforts all fall flat, you should examine yourself.” You can find pleasure and joy in what seems too hard and too unworthy to others. You consider helping others as pleasure. This is embodied by you most vividly.
3. About “Great vs Small”, “More vs Less”
Great – you with dream have already said over ten years ago that one must live with sense of mission, one should learn Chinese traditional virtues, only talents with noble nature can have bright future and that a person who only chases fame and wealth is impossible to have happy future. Therefore, you learn moral culture conscientiously every day. You said that we cannot wait to cultivate ourselves, instead we must take actions and be willing to be a moral successor.
Trivial – you always embody morality in details. Once upon a time you came to Shenzhen for work after you went bankrupt. We became acquainted with each other. I was shocked when I entered the door at the first time that I paid a visit to your house. Though you lived in rental room, you made it neat, tidy and comfortable. All kinds of ancient and modern literature and classic books occupied most of the room and I was amazed by the furnishings placed at every corner of the room.
More – When you get on with others, you always share positive world outlook, life outlook, value and sense of mission and social responsibility.
No matter who you associate with, you always pay out unreservedly. For example, you always rush to pay the bill when taking taxi or having meals. Even if you were not rich at that time, you always said, “take it easy, cherish predestined relationship to give more and pay out more, one must be generous”. I still remember one thing that happened over ten years ago. You accompanied me to take photos and you immediately took off your clothing for me to wear after you thought that my dressing was not so appropriate. You often asked to pay for your breakfast again in afraid that you forgot to pay the bill.
When others use means to deceive you and bully you, you always say that it doesn’t matter that you pay out a little more as you think that “you’re paying off debt”. People around you feel aggrieved for you while you persuade them not to bother about and live up to the present with good mood. When you meet people doing small business, you will buy and give them support even if you don’t need the stuffs. You never bargain as you say that people who do business have their families to support. You always want to give more to others, sparing no money or effort. Nowadays Ding Yifeng Group grows stronger and stronger and all those people attached to the company live a happy and rich life.
It’s said in Tao Te Ching that “the more that he expends for others, the more does he possess of his own; the more that he gives to others, the more does he have himself.” You have always behaved yourself and managed company in this way. All the achievements today prove that you are right.
Less – you always say to pay out firstly before gaining, not afraid of no gains after pays, everything is predestined, not bother about trifles and every cloud has a silver lining. In terms of company, you not only pay attention to employee remuneration but also worry about their diet, daily life and family relationship. You say that though our company has considerable income, we must keep less and give more to employees. To give employees good life is to give their family happiness. This is more important than more income earned by the company.
I remember that we used to cooperate with each other in doing project before Ding Yifeng was established. Our own retribution was higher. You insisted on reforming mechanism so that we gained less ourselves and more profits were distributed to staffs. Nowadays you still remain no change. You don’t care when you gain less and you don’t feel jealous when others gain more. After you notice that staffs have happy life and family, light of happiness overflows out of your eyes. Such light melts my heart.
4. Your Bitterness and Pleasure
I know that there are always two items in your bag, i.e. one is classic book and the other is the photo of your daughter.
You are a professor of Chinese medicine who spreads the culture of Chinese medicine. Guests and students do not understand you or even complain about you. You are always sincere and conscientious in imparting knowledge. Once someone didn’t respect the science of health maintenance of traditional Chinese medicine, you maintain your learning and morality by taking out books and explaining to others patiently only for more people to understand Chinese medicine and inherit the culture of traditional Chinese medicine.
I often note that you hold and look at the photo of your daughter and always put it in your bag and bring it along with you. I think this is the way that you link your family and regard it as your driving force. Maternal warmth is perfectly embodied by you. You love your daughter, family and the world in your way.
5. In Face of Disease and Health
I remember that you said when your father was critically ill, “Dad, you will get well soon……It’s a good thing to remember pain and don’t be afraid of bitter medicine as pain is experience which is past after you go through it.” No sweet without sweat. When you don’t feel comfortable with your body, you always say that sickness comes from heart and you reflect on yourself immediately. No matter what kind of reason, you always examine yourself and reflect on yourself.
When you learn that your friends, employees or their relatives become ill, you feel distressed and care about and help them. You have such good character as caring about everyone and having tender affection for everyone
I feel moved by you in many aspects which cannot be described completely in words. “God rewards the diligent, great virtue promotes growth.” I think that you deserve the successes and achievements accomplished by you nowadays!
Ma Xiaoqiu, thank you, I love you!
Editing | Li Jiawen Photo | from network