International Women’s Day

March 9, 2020

It was International Women’s Day yesterday and it got me thinking about how much I appreciate the women in my life, especially now that we no longer live close to each other.

I was also thinking about how God has blessed me with strong, beautiful women like my mom, my sisters, and two best friends and how he has also blessed me with opportunities to connect with women from all over the world both online and offline.

Especially since I love talking to women from all walks of life regardless of their ages, cultures, races, backgrounds. Women are superheroes to me and I find them to truly inspire and empower me in some form or another! 🤗

I am super grateful for the women in my life who have always supported me. Whether it’s the women I will personally give thanks to on this post, or women who I have met along the way who have helped me somehow.

Honestly, I just really appreciate being around/being connected to a strong women force.

“When women support each other, incredible things happen.”

Unknown author.

Now onto my special thank you messages to the most important women in my life:

To my cutie Mom,

You are my light- you are the reason I am where I am today. You are the reason I am alive and well. Your prayers have gotten me this far. I know God hears and answers all your dua’s (supplications) for me because a mom’s prayers are everything.

You have a big heart, you are selfless, patient, strong, and resilient. You are kind, compassionate, and more empathetic than anyone I have ever met (besides my beloved and deceased Grandmother and Great-Grandmother).

“No matter what age, I will always need my mom.”

Unknown author.

You are simple in the way you like to live your life, yet quite traditional in your thinking but still so accepting of the world you live in which is so very different from the world you grew up in, and believe me I appreciate this characteristic of yours so much.

You have always stood by me and supported me for every choice I made whether you agreed with it or not and for that, I thank you so much. For this and everything else, you have done and continue to do for me.

I pray you gracefully age and live a long, happy, and healthy life. I also pray that God continues to bless you and gives you everything your heart desires and more. Insha’Allah (God willing). Ameen. 😘😘😘

I love you for everything you are and everything you do mom! ❤️

To my beautiful sisters,

I love you three with all my heart- you lot are not only my sisters but my best friends too. I can’t imagine my life without you a lot- especially now that we don’t live together.

You girls are the most beautiful, independent, strong, smart, creative, and ridiculously funny girls I know. You make me laugh so much- your level of banter is honestly out of this world.

When I miss you girls, I play old videos of us being silly and in our elements and it makes my heart smile.

“Me and my sisters, together forever, never apart, sometimes in distance but never in heart.”

Unknown author.

I want you to know that no matter where we are in the world I will always be there for you. In all seasons and chapters of your lives and I know you’ll always be there for me in all the seasons and chapters of my life too! 🤗💖

Insha’Allah (God willing) you will continue to live a great, healthy, happy life filled with lots more blessings until your old and grey with your own daughters who I hope are as amazing as you three are. Ameen.

My besties – Nadia & Shifa,

I have known you girls from my early teen years and no other friend knows me better than you two. Like my sisters, you two have been there for me in all my seasons and chapters of my lives and to this day you still are.

We may not speak every single day or see each other often but I know that we have so much love for each other. Friends like you are truly rare and I appreciate you both so much. 🤗

You inspire me, guide me, and always lift me when I am down, you make me smile and laugh so much. Being around you two makes my whole world light up. I love your company and can be around you for hours and hours.

You don’t judge me or my choices and let me be my authentic self around you- whether I am being silly or serious, happy or sad, you let me be who I am. And I am glad you can both be who you are around me. 😘

“There are friends and there is family and there are friends that become family.”

Unknown author.

I love you girls with all my heart and pray God continues to bless our friendships for many more years to come.

Lastly, I am so glad we can go through life together and grow together. I also pray you to live a life filled with love and happiness. Insha’Allah (God willing) and Ameen. 💜

And … Finally, a quick thank you message to every single woman I have ever met in my life …

The women I have met,

I also want to say a huge thank you to the women I have met along the way, in this journey we call life. Whether our interaction was short-lived or long-term, I appreciate every single one of you for unapologetically being you! 😍

“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.”

Unknown author.

PS. If you want to read my last post click here.

Until next time …

With love,


2 comments so far.

2 responses to “International Women’s Day”

  1. Very nice article, exactly what I wanted to find.

  2. Giovanna Sicignano says:

    Ciaooo Salma❤️

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