(Minghui.org) Shirley is nearly 70 years old and lives in Texas. Her friends all say that she looks like she’s in her 50s. They admire her vitality, youthful looks, and cheerful disposition. Whenever people ask what her secret is, she tells them that she practices Falun Dafa.

On the upcoming World Falun Dafa Day on May 13, she wishes Master Happy Birthday and thanks Master for his compassionate salvation. She said that her entire family expressed their gratitude to Falun Dafa and have benefited from Dafa.

Shirley and her husband

Shirley’s husband graduated from Columbia University and has been an executive for several large companies. He highly praises the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He says his wife has shown him what a Falun Dafa practitioner is like. He wholeheartedly supports and encourages his wife in participating in activities to let people know about Falun Dafa.

Harmonious Family and Healthy Life

Shirley is from Taiwan. She was born into a wealthy family and attended several renowned schools. She was a top student and former President of National Taiwan University Alumni Association. She worked in several large companies after moving to the U.S. and was a senior manager in charge of important projects. Her daughter graduated from Columbia University, was a top student and is now a managing director of a large company. Her son is a physical therapist. They both have happy and harmonious families.

Looking at Shirley’s harmonious family now, it’s difficult to imagine what life was like before she practiced Falun Dafa. She constantly argued with her husband. He answered her arrogance with his hot temper. They stubbornly refused to give in to each other. They argued so much that they almost divorced. She was in pain both mentally and physically. The tension manifested as headaches, back pain and gastric ulcers—Shirley constantly visited doctors.

Shirley, her husband, daughter and son

Her daughter said, “I knew little about Falun Dafa, I just knew my mom became healthy and happy after she began practicing.”

“After I began practicing Falun Dafa, my family became harmonious and happy.” Shirley said, “My life and career became smooth. I am very thankful and I treasure Falun Dafa.”

Husband Helps with Truth-clarification Activities

Shirley was shocked and saddened to hear of the brutal persecution against Falun Dafa practitioners in China, especially the atrocity of removing their organs while they are still alive. Because her family benefited so much from her practice she felt she had to tell people, awaken their consciences and do what she could to stop the persecution.

Her husband was a member of a local club. She also joined and through it, met many government officials and business people. She told them how wonderful Falun Dafa is and how evil the CCP is.

She returned to Taiwan and stayed there for some time. As a member of the U.S. Branch of the club she visited many community groups and international clubs in Taiwan. People welcomed her warmly. She clarified the truth to them and was able to let many people know what Falun Dafa is.

Shirley became the deputy chairman in charge of international affairs for the local club three years ago. She represented the club and attended a large international conference in Germany. During the conference she had a booth and displayed materials about the CCP’s persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners and the organ harvesting. Many club directors from around the world learned the facts and said that they would let more people know about Falun Dafa.

Her husband accompanied her and provided help. This encouraged Shirley greatly. “Because my husband was beside me and helped present the facts, I had the courage to meet any challenge,” she said.

Husband Supports Dafa and Provides Help

Now Shirley’s husband accompanies her and drives her wherever she goes.

When her husband learned that she planned to travel to another city to clarify the truth to city councilors, he booked three nights in a local hotel. He rearranged his schedule and told Shirley that he would drive her. She was very touched and said, “This kind of surprise happened many times. He supports me in doing Dafa activities and provides help whenever he can.”

He told Shirley that he supports her because Falun Dafa is wonderful and he supports Dafa and acknowledges the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

As Shirley improved her xinxing, her husband also changed. He now looks within for his own problems and tries to improve. He recently told Shirley, “I have been observing and learning from you!”

Shirley said, “My husband told me that he had made the most correct decision when he married me. But, the best decision I made was to practice Falun Dafa.”

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Category: Journeys of Cultivation