Tony odijie writes An open letter to himself to celebrate his birthday.

Today is my birthday! Hurray.

Thank God Almighty for adding another year to my year.

In honor of another 365 days around the sun, I thought it appropriate to write myself an open letter. Just to reminisce about the past year and tell myself the things that need to be said but I rarely get to say.

So here’s what I’m telling myself today.



Dear Tony,
Let me start by telling you how incredibly proud I am of you. Surprised? I know I hardly ever tell you that you’ve done enough, no matter how hard you try. But baby boy, you are amazing! Over the last few years, I have watched you rewrite your story page after page. And looking back now, I can say you’ve come a long way from where you used to be.

This past year has been a blessing. You said yes to numerous new opportunities, embarked on some new journeys, and met some truly amazing people in the process.

You walked through doors you wouldn’t have dared to knock on a few years ago. You got to reconnect with relatives you hadn’t spoken to in years and made some wonderful memories you will both cherish for a lifetime.

One last thing, Tony. I do hope you always remember to hold your head up high, stay true to yourself no matter what, and never let the world rob you of that beautiful smile. And on days when you feel discouraged, look up to God because He is not done writing this beautiful story that is your life. He is still writing the best part of your story.

Happy birthday Handsome! Wishing you the most amazing and Prosperous year yet.

Tony Odijie .