(Minghui.org) As a young child, I would often wonder why I was born into this world. I would stare up at the sky and wish for gods to come out of the clouds and take me to heaven.

My sister gave me the book Zhuan Falun in February 1998. When I finished reading it I felt my mind had awakened. I felt l was fortunate to have the true Buddha Fa right in front of me!

That was the year of my 40th birthday and my life has been renewed ever since. I was employed at a hotel then and I would study the Fa and do the qigong exercises every day. At home and work, I would always strive to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

At home I was accustomed to making all the decisions for everything, and I was often impatient.

Before I started to practice Falun Dafa I quarreled with my husband, often over trivial things. Sometimes our bickering became serious arguments. After studying the Fa, I understood that I needed to be more understanding, patient and kind. I had to give up my irrational behavior and calm down. Sometimes we still had disagreements, but I was no longer angry. My family environment became much more harmonious.

Prior to my practicing Falun Dafa, I did not mind working hard, but I did mind what others said about me. I worked in an environment with deadlines every day, and often dealt with difficult people. Conflicts would sometimes occur and I often felt like I was being treated unfairly. After studying the Fa, I strived to restrain selfishness and bad thoughts and to be honest and truthful. When conflicts occurred I would look for my own shortcomings and try to be more understanding toward others. The relationship I had with my co-workers and clients dramatically improved .

Another pleasant surprise was my improved health. I had health issues such as vertigo, tonsillitis and skin problems which disappeared after just a few months of practicing. I became more energetic.

The miracle of Falun Dafa surprised my husband and my 16-year-old son. They also started practicing, and gained great benefits both physically and mentally. My husband recovered from bronchitis, jaundice and rheumatoid arthritis.

My son experienced better health and vitality while also benefiting from living by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I had been concerned about my son who went to work before graduating from high school. I was so relieved when he began to practice Falun Dafa.

I have felt Master's compassion during my cultivation. Submerged in Master's immense grace, the three of us were happy.

However, I was then detained by the communist regime three times and sent to forced labor camps twice because I refused to give up practicing Falun Dafa. My family was also detained and sent to forced labor camps. I will state the facts of my family's persecution in another article.