Guest Blogger

Impact The World

May 4, 2013

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When I was in grade 11 I had tough decisions to make about my future- decisions that even my parents couldn’t even make for me. I was 15 then, needless to say, I had no idea who I was, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew this; I wanted to make a difference in this world. Yes, I wanted (and still want) to be wealthy, but more importantly, I had a desire which still keeps me awake at night, a hunger to be more than just a wealthy person, but a person of worth.

Impacting lives at Vector College

I am a firm believer that we all have something to contribute in making the world a better place. We don’t have to wait until we are famous, we don’t have to wait until we are multi-millionaires, we don’t have to wait until we have all the answers…who we are now, is enough to inspire someone else. So be you!
With the support of my two friends, Shane Ngwenya and Jessica Kgotle, we started visiting schools this year to share our journey, to share our ups and downs, mostly share what has been the “secret” to our consistent joy- our relationship with God.

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What a journey it has been! We are so grateful to the schools that have opened their doors and trusted us with their kids. In these few months, I have realized the importance of mentoring our teenagers, instead of judging them, I have learnt to wear my scars well, and not be ashamed to admit that I have made silly decisions but those decisions have made me better- I have learnt that there is so much more to life than just me and my dreams.

Making a difference in the world doesn’t mean doing something “big” and as my mother says, making a difference starts with the little things- kindness to a stranger, visiting someone in hospital, making a phone call to a friend, going out of your way to put a smile on someone’s face. That’s true greatness. And you don’t do these things to get a response (or a ‘Thank you’), you do these from your heart, to bring joy to others. A life well lived impacts the world.

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Continue to shine where you are, don’t ever stop.

Love always,
Nono Cele
Twitter: @Nono_Cele
Email: nono@nonocele.co.za

You are light for the world. A city that cannot be hidden…let your light shine in front of people. Then they will see the good that you do and praise your Father in heaven.
~ Matthew 5:14- 16

To invite us to your school, email nono@nonocele.co.za

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