Rolling in Euphoria

Celine
Posted September 30, 2016 from Nigeria

Sitting back, my mind wonders on what I have done to deserve this. Who am I among the millions of women from 190 countries of the world to be selected for the World Pulse Impact Leader program?

Social work and selfless services, which are all I have been involved in my professional career have tailored my thinking and daily activities. I am humbled by real life situations of persons I meet on daily basis in my work activities. I belong to them because I am one of them. Being less privileged is a package. In this package you find poverty, vulnerability, hunger, oppression, marginalization, suppression and voiceless, all are in this container.

I remember choosing my career path out of my life experience. The experience that shaped my thinking and longing for a world better than that which I was born in. In my thinking I take it that life is all about service: thinking about others before self; about facing challenges squarely and being rugged; and about accepting the things I cannot change and striving to change the ones I can change. Yes, situations taught me to live my life one day at a time but not to give up.

In 2009, I found the World Pulse. The World Pulse located me in my remote environment. Through the World Pulse I began to see a world of my dream. I perceive another world different from the world of the days I was born. The platform World Pulse provided me with surrounded me with incredible group of women whose watchword has always been positivity. I hold tight to that positivity, working silently and changing my world one step at a time.

Guess what? On 20 September, 2016 I received heart-warming news from Sister Janice Wong: World Pulse has selected me among six women for a pilot project called Impact Leader Program! My screaming voice woke my neighbours from sleep. I could not contain my joy. I could not hold myself even when Janice told me not to break this news yet. Not thinking of the hour of the day, I phoned my confidant-- my mother and broke the news to her. To my utmost surprise, the scream of my more than 80-year old mother was much louder than mine. I switched of my phone because it was late but the first phone call I received early next morning was from my mother. Her excitement knows no boundary. I still went ahead to share my joy with Jensine-- the Amazon-- yes, that very night! If you ask me, one special good I did for myself was to break the news that very night. If I was not smart enough to share it with my mother and to Jensine; I should have died of over joy had I kept it all to myself.

As I am writing this post, my mouth could not yet describe the caliber of highly dignified team of professional women-- thought partners assigned to me alone by World Pulse! According to Janice, these women will each contribute in unique and powerful ways to my “auspicious” vision. Who am I among the millions of women from 190 countries of the world that the World Pulse is thoughtful of me and my dream?

My joy knows no bounds. I am highly encouraged, highly motivated and highly appreciative to WP-- the incredible women’s movement for selecting me. I am still basking in euphoria!

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JaniceW
Sep 30, 2016
Sep 30, 2016

I could not help bursting into a huge smile when I read this, especially to read that your mother shouted louder than you with joy. :-)

Your strength of heart is astonishing and I am humbled by the work you are doing. I can't wait to hear of your journey with your new Sisters. 

Much love, xx

Kirthi
Oct 03, 2016
Oct 03, 2016

What a powerful story, Celine! You inspire me tremendously - as Janice said, the moment where you share that your mother shouted louder than you with joy was so beautiful and poignant! 

Nakinti
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 06, 2016

Dear sis Celine,

Wow! Our outbursts were thesame. As Janice pronounced that I had been accepted, I shouted endlessly, my little sister was with me in the same room, and she too started jumping silently because she had heard the part that I shouldn't share the news, and so she wanted to shout, but she had to behave as though she hadn't heard anything and all she could do was jump from my room to the corridor and back to my room. That call made our day.

Sis Celine, we are in this together. Lets make the best out of this!

Love

Nakinti

Celine
Oct 07, 2016
Oct 07, 2016

Dear sis. Nakinti,

Thank you for your sisterly supportive words. Yes, we are together in this. God has really proved Himself. The best is what we pray for and aim at.

Blessings sis!

Love

Celine

Olanike
Nov 06, 2016
Nov 06, 2016

I celebrate you my dear sister Celine. You've been and remain an inspiration and an emblem of hope! I count it all joy to be on this journey with you and our four other mazing sisters- Kirthi, Martha, Nakinti and Olutosin.... I could never forget that call you put through to me to congratulate me.......... I am sure you do to! Yes, it's been tough keeping the news to myself and within the spaces permissible. Haha! I have no doubt that we are all eager to scream out in gratitude to World Pulse and the amazing and game changing Impact Team that we are each blessed to have journey with us to realize our dreams. You rock!

Best wishes and loving hugs from me to you!

Olanike

Celine
Nov 15, 2016
Nov 15, 2016

Dear Sister Nike,

Yayyyy, It is God oooo. You rock my sister.

Keep on moving,

Celine

Martha
Nov 15, 2016
Nov 15, 2016

Celine, what a nice way of letting us know your story, very powerful and let me tell we are in this path together for some reason...which we will find it.

My love

Martha