Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Dearly Beloved Asiatic Black Sisters,
I made three new garments for Spring, but my favorite, by far, was my ORANGE one. Orange is my color this year and I couldn’t wait to wear my orange garment to Leimert.
Sunday came and I got dressed and, you know I make my own deodorant out of cocoa butter, and shea butter, so I usually put it on after I put on my tunic because I don’t want to get it on my clothes. But when I was putting in on, some of it fell off my finger and got on my clothes. This was the first time I was wearing it and I messed it up.
The stain was right in the front and was clearly visible. There was no way I could wear it. I took it off and washed it, but when it dried, the stain was still there.
I googled how to get oil stains out of clothes. I saw “baking soda.” So, I tried that to no avail. I could not get it out. So, I had decided to just buy some more material and make another one.
But before I made my trip to DTLA, I was conversing with a Sister on the bus and we were talking and I mentioned how I had this oil stain that I couldn’t get out. She recommended I use BABY POWDER. I didn’t have anything to lose.
So, this morning, when I did my laundry, I put some Baby Powder and a little water on the stain, and a little detergent, let it sit about fifteen minutes and then washed it.
Lo And Behold! When it dried the stain was completely gone. Talking to my people is the best thing I could ever do. It really pays to converse and get to know the people around you.
Yesterday, I met a Sister on the bus and we exchanged numbers. Then when I got off the bus, I had left my wallet. Because I had been talking to her, she was able to call me and return it to me.
Don’t be afraid to speak to your Brothers and especially, your Sisters, Sisters. We have to show love to each other and we can’t do that by being distant. Just say
“A little unity won’t do us no harm.”