Steppin’ it Hotter this Year (or 43rd Birthday Reflections) / by Donna Olivia Owusu-Ansah

Hey 43... 

Hey 43... 

I turned forty-three today.

Forty-three!?!?!?

It’s been a beautifully ordinary day starting with birthday blessings from my Love, an off-key serenade from my girls and a text message from my sister that set off a series of birthday text messages and calls wishing me well.  Even though it was a fairly routine day—ahem, four hour staff meeting—for some reason I am filled with anticipation and excitement. The word according to Ini Kamoze is echoing in my spirit:

I’m steppin’ it hotter this year!

I’m steppin’ it hotter this year!

Can you feel it? 

Can you feel it? 

 

Mark my words...this year is going to be a game changer! God is up to something.  I have been immersed in ministry saturated with creativity and imagination. My heart and mind are filled with possibilities which excites me all the more because God can do exceedingly, abundantly above all I can ask, think or imagine. I have Holy Spirit fire guiding my steps! I’m steppin’ in hotter this year!

 

Edit: I wrote the post above while on New Jersey Transit heading into to be with hubby as he was honored by the National Association of Black Accountants New York Chapter. In his acceptance speech he mentioned the dilemma of the event falling on my birthday and how gracious my “yes” was in supporting him. After dismounting the stage, the MC for the evening comedian Chuck Nice had over 200 Black Accountants sing Happy Birthday to me! I am steppin’ in hotter this year! 

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