Dream Mission: Making Someone Else’s Dream Come True

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Sue Faith Levy is a motivational speaker and top blogger from South Africa. As an aspiring author and philanthropist. Sue's big dream is to spread her messages of hope and gratitude to women around the world with her motivational speeches and inspirational messages. If you aren't sure how to comment on this story, click here.

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As a proud 8 Women Dream blogger,  I know the importance of working hard to achieve my dreams.

But recently, I have learned that what makes me the most happy is to make someone else’s dream come true.

I find exceptional pleasure in making people smile. I think that is why I want this motivational speaker dream so bad! I cannot wait to walk on to the world stages and spread my message of hope to those who need to hear it.

As a motivational writer and owner of the blog,Just Pursue It,” I recently held a competition where the winner won a photo shoot and a day of pampering, with lunch included.

This was just a simple idea, but I knew I had to do this in honor of Women’s Month that was celebrated in my country of South Africa during the month of August.

Some truly amazing women were nominated and after much thought, the photographer chose the winner.

The winner was, Mrs. Pauline Stoffberg, who was initially nominated by her daughter. She was caught off guard when her daughter told her that she was the winner.

Pauline had experienced a very challenging 2 years. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer, and she lost 3 family members, including her beloved mother, aunt, and brother. It was clear that this women needed to be pampered.

Here are a few images of how my “Dream Team” made this lady’s day a very special one —

I was blessed to have a local hair salon treat Pauline and her daughter to a wash and style. We also had a makeup artist who knew exactly what would look good on the winner.  Plus her hair styling skills were incredible.

Dream Mission: Making Someone Else's Dream Come True - Pauline

Sharing a joke with our winner and the Make Up artist

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
― John Lennon

Dream Mission: Making Someone Else's Dream Come True

Makeup and hair is done, We are happy with the end result

The photographer had fun doing the photo-shoot  I couldn’t help but think of Remy, my fellow pro photography dreamer on 8 Women Dream. I can just imagine how much she would love to do this in order to make someone smile.

I was happy to see Mrs. Stoffberg come out of her shell and enjoy the process. This is what dreams are all about.

My dream, in hosting the competition, was all about making a woman realize her self-worth and be reminded that she is beautiful. My heart was happy and my own smiles just increased as the day went on.

Dream Mission: Making Someone Else's Dream Come True - Women in the Spotlight

Our Model is loving the Spotlight

Dream Mission: Making Someone Else's Dream Come True - Pauline looking Regal

Next outfit..Fit for a First Lady

The end result in making someone else’s dream come true:

Dream Mission: Making Someone Else's Dream Come True - Pauline with her daughter

Beautiful Portrait: The winner with her daughter

I believe that we all can touch the hearts of someone and add value to their lives. I felt very honored.  I was told by the winner that she felt amazing and like a queen.

I can proudly say that with all the planning and hard-work : Dream mission accomplished.

Pursue to make a difference in the lives of others. It’s truely worth the effort and ultimately very rewarding.


  • Remy

    what a wonderful experience.  You are right, living in the space of helping others dream’s come true is True Living!  Cant wait to hear more!  Keep on dreaming :)  xo rem

  • What a cool idea! Congrats to your winner and the photos turned out wonderful. That must have been such a fun experience for you. You make me smile too :)

  • Cath

    How wonderful that you did something like this … what a great idea.  8WD needs to do more of this… adding it to my “to-do” list.  You look great girls…for someone who had a baby and is not getting a lot of sleep…


    • Hi Cath! Thank you so much it was really an amazing feeling to give back. I will gladly help if you plan to do this for 8WD.
      Hahaha, thanks for the compliment!