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Mar ’11: Faithful for 30 Years*

30 Years of Faith. Yes!

March 1981. Seems like a long time back, yes? 30 years ago. My goodness, where were you and what were you doing then? Were you even born? If so, what have you been doing all this time? If not, look at how it’s changed, since then!

In March of 1981, the first class postage stamp was raised to 18 cents, bread was 53 cents a loaf, milk was 42 cents a quart, eggs were $1.26 a dozen, the average price of a car was $8,900 and gas was $ $1.35 a gallon. In the entertainment industry, The Top 10 Hit List included Kiss On My Lips by Hall & Oates, Jessies’s Girl by Rick Springfield, Rapture by Blondie and Endless Love by Diana Ross & Lionel Ritchie. Chariots of Fire won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn secured Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress respectfully, for their compelling hearts in the “Life Love” story, On Golden Pond…. And they were seniors!!!

Having a flashback, some of you? Me too! Yet, some other thing happened that unique moment in time…. something that did not make today’s Wikipedia or yesterdays news… something that stands up and out for me, sending a warm breezy smile of faith and pride about my soul. Thirty years ago, March 28th 1981, my big brother, said “I Do”.

He fell in love with this girl, way back when we were in high school. He was four years older than me and she was in my grade. It’s not that she and I were friends. Once in a while, we just saw each other around school or in our neighborhood. By our senior year, I started to notice that he and she were in the same places at the same time…. uh… like our house! To this day, I don’t recall my brother in the presence of another girl… Not never, not ever since!

Last month, I called my brother to say, “Dude, do you realize that next month you will have been married for 30 long whole entire years??? That’s sooooo crazy!!!” Three daughters, one son (Ernest The 4th of course), three grandchildren, relocating south, a mountain of missionary work and 30 years later, my beautiful brother laughed heartwarmingly and said, “Man, I know. It’s amazing to me too. The kids are good and finally, all on their own. I’m waiting for her to come home now. It’s as good as yesterday and I feel great!”

This month I pay tribute to my brother Ernest Williams The 3rd and all the other men who have been faithful and unwavering in their commitment to the magic of matrimony, family, community and spiritual wellness. I love how he loves his whole family, all of us, well. I feel so very proud. Such is an accolade we don’t hear enough… how there are “faithful men” out there and how “good men” are not impossible to find.

Over the years, when my sister in law and I make time to catch up, somewhere in every single conversation over these years, in the middle of our “cutting up” about all of our children and whatever we deem hilarious at the time, she somehow always manages to say, “I am so grateful for your brother. I am so grateful for his being raised with five sisters. He gives me no problems. He’s so patient, because when so and so…  if it was me… ooooh! He is wonderful!” J

Although we laugh in those moments, the truth is, we know the absolute value of having a partner that is present.  Afterall… isn’t that what showing up in a relationship is… being a “present”.

For all the people in the world, women in particular, who have seemingly lost hope, stop and search your heart for a person you know or perhaps have heard or read about, who has lived the theme of love that clearly permeated throughout the music and movies in the early 60’s, 70’s, 80’s…. that sweet, kind, romantic, eye contact, soul caring, blue light, purple heart, zodiac sign, love. Be inspired, not envious or fearful that it may never be. Allow your picture of faith filled love to be your mantra…. Love Well and Live Deservingly.

Seriously, consider finding a place in time, within your own heart and soul that makes you smile… when the mood of your youth, family and/or community warmed you and faith was your friend. When I say faith, I mean, when you “knew” something was good or you knew what you had to do to get what you wanted for yourself, as opposed to frustratingly “hoping” for a brighter day or a better love. If we keep spending time and energy with impossible fantasies and daydreams about what another person is supposed to bring into our lives, loveless, lust filled music and faithless, fear based films and television shows, we will never be able to bring the spiritual love we want and deserve back in style!

The price of stamps, milk, bread, cars and gas will continue to change. Such is the nature of the game…. Change! So, if you want things to be different in your life, then sugar, you are going to have to do things differently!  How do you start? With “Faith”, my love… with knowing. My brother knew and he never looked back!

March 1981. Seems like a long time back, yes? My goodness, 30 whole years… Where were you then? Were you even born? If so, what were you doing then? No matter your age or circumstance, the important thing is that, you are “present” now. Let’s spread love together!  This year I celebrate 30 years of balancing business and being a mom! Yes, I was 9 months pregnant at my brothers wedding! One of my greatest contributions to the world, 30 years in full affect is my first born Khadijah! I celebrate her evolution, our evolution and her contribution to her younger sister Aminah’s evolution! 30 years and the Salaam ladies continue to be “Bountifully Blessed”! We give thanks*

Post a comment here, on this blog, that reads “This year I celebrate _________”, stating what you are proud about in these last 30 years. Then, make a list of 4 things you will do to redesign your life and stick it to your refrigerator or vision board, so that in 30 more years, you too may say, “Darn. It’s better than yesterday and I feel great!”

Power Words of the Month;
Affirmation; I Balance Myself by Feeding My Heart. True Love is My Favorite Recipe. I Taste and I Feel like Love*

P.S. You are all invited to my 30th Anniversary Party on Saturday April 2nd 6-8pm. This is a launch of my Aromatherapy Organic Line “Eve’s Room 9”, Celebrating 30 Years of Spiritual Success!! Details to follow on my website.

Visit SAI, www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com for a full schedule of events hosted by The Salaam School of Wellness, Wealth & Wisdom*

Book your Wellness Tour with www.JahaInternational.com

P.S.S. I Still Love U*

5 Responses

  1. Khadijah Salaam

    Ashe <3 Peace, love n light~ thank you for this motivation and reminder xo

    May 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    • THX that’s a great ansewr!

      September 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm

  2. If you’re reading this, you’re all set, parednr!

    September 14, 2011 at 7:31 am

  3. Greetings! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading your blog posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects? Thanks a ton!

    October 17, 2011 at 8:57 am

  4. Sue

    I suggest adding a facebook like button for the blog!

    November 29, 2011 at 7:56 am

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