|An old photo of Liu Jiawei's Family. [Yunnan Women's Voice]|
A family from Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province, was honored as a "Most Beautiful Family" in recognition of their years of selfless dedication, receiving wide praise and respect from local people.
Liu Jiawei and his wife Shi Cuixian have led their five daughters to offer help and care to countless people and spread their good family virtues over the past decades.
Liu joined the Chinese People's Liberation Army at 17 years old. Four years of army life made him a person with diligent, frugal and tough characteristics. After retiring from the army, he started working as a painter in a local wood factory. Being a responsible worker, Liu was appointed to participate in many crucial construction projects. He always said, "An individual's value depends on how many contributions they have made to society."
Similar to her husband, Shi was also a devoted person at her post and helped many neighborhoods deal with various issues in her free time.
Moreover, with busy working schedules in Kunming, the couple have spent much of their free time visiting their parents who lived in a nearby city, helping them do housework and saving money for them.
In 1970, the family moved to a local village. Although both Liu and Shi never received an education, they paid close attention to their children's education and worked indefatigably day and night for the family's living. From then on, Liu's daughters determined to study hard and give back to their parents with excellent achievements.
Thanks to Liu and his wife's insistence and their children's tireless efforts, the five sisters were well educated and all of them performed well in their fields after graduation.
The couple's virtues of respecting the old and cherishing the young, helping people and living a simple life, have greatly influenced their daughters, which encouraged them do good deeds continuously.
After Shi's death, Liu's daughters took on the responsibility of looking after him. The five sisters always gathered together to enjoy the happiness of the family union and deal with various difficulties together.
When speaking of a member who made the family feel proud, they have the same answer, Liu Wenping, the third daughter of the family.
Having become a teacher after graduation, Wenping soon became a core teacher of a local school under her predecessors' cultivation. She not only paid close attention to teaching but also regarded every student as one of her own children. In order to care for students' mental and psychical development, Wenping recorded the detailed information of every student and even saved money to help impoverished students.
She once said, "I will never leave the students on their own and will try to make every one benefit from my classes."
Unfortunately, in October 2014, the dedicated teacher fainted in a classroom when working and then dies in the hospital. After careful consideration, the family decided to follow Wenping's wish to donate her organs. Wenping's liver, corneas and kidneys helped two children recover their sight and brought three other patients back from certain death.
Moreover, Wenping was honored as the March 8th Red-Banner Pacesetter, the Most Beautiful People and moral model in Yunnan, and the Chinese Good Person due to her devotion. The family was also praised with the Five-good Civilized Family title.
The good virtues of the family have been influencing its members from generation to generation; Liu's grandchildren also made outstanding performances in their studies and are keen on public benefit services.
The family stated that their members would further spread love and moralities to people and society, promoting the construction of the Most Beautiful Families.
(Source: Kunming Women's Voice/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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