A few weeks ago we ran a Women’s Month Competition for moms and moms-to-be. The idea was to meet up with a few moms, have tea and just chat about our lives, motherhood, our careers etc.
To be invited to #teawithdjzinhle, the ladies had to share their personal experiences, telling us how their lives have changed since they found out that they were pregnant or had their baby.
I recently wrote a blog about the day and what it meant to me, but today I would like to share some of the feedback I have received from the ladies who attended the event and made it such a memorable occasion.
Here is what they had to say:
“Good Morning Glammy,
Firstly I’d like to say a BIG thank you to Zinhle, yourself & everyone who made Sunday the hit it turned out to be. I feel honoured & privileged to have been surrounded by power houses such as yourself.
Sunday afternoon changed the game for me, I had an idea of what I was doing & where I was heading but our chats put ALOT into persepective for me. The wisdom, gentlenss & kindness that was in that room was enough to move, motivate & inspire anyone. I remember driving home & thinking if we as woman had to uplift each other in such a way all the time – the great things that would flourish from it. I even said to Zinhle when leaving, “I feel like I was in an afternoon sermon”, because thats what our get together did, it brought upliftment to my mind, to my spirit – I was moved.
I enjoyed being around the ladies, to be around woman who value what I do.
It was refreshing. I admired so much the love, respect & understanding of the relationships Zinhle upholds with you & Nomndeni & I can only salute you guys in all that you do.
Thank you for the kind way you hosted us, for the humilty & for the love.
Forever a fan of all of you.
“Good Morning Lynn
I trust that you are well this morning.
I’m still pinching myself from the experience and the fun we had on Sunday. It was great to meet all the girls and yourself (DJ Zinhle), Nomdeni and Glammy are such an inspiration to all the women out there.
I am encouraged so much by your strong will and the ability to stay unruffled and level headed even in undesirable circumstances. The owner of the tea shop was also such a great inspiration. I find that since I started following your blog religiously, I’m affected in such a positive way; I want to do better at work, home, friendships and relationships.
I took what Nomndeni said about focusing on the things you want instead of dwelling on the ones you don’t. Another valued point you made about things being in their “boxes” put a lot of things in perspective for me. At times we don’t really know where we stand with people, with our jobs and with friendships.
You also looked really beautiful and have an aura about you that puts a person at ease.
I want to wish you and you team all the success in all your endeavours.
Thank you for being such a gracious hosts and treating us so royally. I enjoyed everything, from the tea tasting, mingling with the ladies and the talks we had and everything in between!
The goodie bag was a nice cherry on top. I appreciated the memory stick so much as my managers keep mine with them most of the time!
I must say having tea with you guys was an awesome and an enlighting experience. I learnt a lot, thank you for sharing your time with us.
It’s great to know that at the end of the day, despite one’s occupation they are human like me. Every mom has the same fears I do and every woman has the same aspirations in life. We all want to provide for our children and give them a better life than we had. We all want to be the best that we possibly can be. That meeting gave me the courage to suck it up and go after my dreams. Thank you for inspiring me and getting me off my lazy backside because like Nomndeni said “no one cares” this is my life and I am ready to do me for my daughter’s sake. Starting a business is not easy keeping going is even harder and research goes a long way.
The most important lesson I learnt though is that celebrities are human too, they deserve the same love, respect and dignity that we do too.
I hope to meet you all again on my path to independency and self fulfillment. If ever you would like to learn anything IT related let me know.
God bless and take care.
“First and foremost, thank you so much for hosting myself and the ladies. Second, I’m truly sorry for the late review about the event.
When I walked into the shop that Sunday I was highly nervous. I guess the thought of not knowing what to expect from women from all walks of life was what got the better of me, also the fact that I researched all women first before the event, got me shaken up a bit as i noticed that I was in fact a baby among women. To my surprise, I met a bunch of amazing women and we immediately formed a bond and started sharing stories about who we were, where we came from and of course parenting skills.
The first thing that caught my attention was how the event was catered for us with so much abundance of genuine love. The careful detail and our names on the cakes made us feel special and welcomed.
Despite the variation of tea’s provided by The Tea Merchant and the lovely sweet treats from KST Cakes,we were provided with a much sweeter conversation that was shared among us all. We got to know who Dj Zinhle really is and haha, she’s in fact human like all of us. It’s an amazing feeling knowing that there are other women who face the same challenges as you but what was more amazing was learning how they overcame some the of their challenges, as well as bouncing ideas off each other. With the time spared for the event, I learnt a whole lot and not only from Zinhle and Glammy but from the other ladies as well as from Nomndeni.
I not only went home that day filled with so much joy and inspiration, I went home with beautiful bonds that were formed, as well as new friendships. Thank you so much for the lovely hospitality and I hope there will be many more tea parties hosted, not only by Zinhle, but by us the ladies as well.
May God continue richly blessing your family and may the beautiful Kairo grow up to be as smart and successful as her humble mother.
Lekgolo “Ginger” Monakhisi”
Thank you once again to everyone who entered and shared your story. Thank you to those who came to have tea with me and made this day special for all of us. Thank you to those who gave me feedback on what the day meant to them.
I am inspired and motivated at the same time. I can’t wait to have more days like this one, where women come together, share and grow together!
Venue: The Tea Merchant Dainfern Square
Photograpy: Dustin August
Catering: KST Cakes
Gifts and Goodie Bags:
The Tea Merchant Dainfern Square