The mother of three, who celebrated her 40th birthday on Sept. 4 thanked her fans and well wishers for all the “beautiful messages” she received on the celebratory day.
“I’m so thankful for every inspiring human who took the time to send me all the beautiful messages,” she wrote. “I cried tears of joy and was covered in chilly bumps. Your videos, your posts, your countdowns, your playlists, and your well wishes, I will cherish forever. I’m grateful to everyone involved, especially the fans for the time and level of detail it took to organize such beautiful tributes. I admire and respect all of you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
She also reflects on how the lockdown triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic gave her a new outkook on life. “This is the first year that I really understand what it means to be alive and to live in the moment,” she said. “It’s the first time that I have an understanding of how fragile life truly is, how hard life can be at times, and therefore how important it is to stop and smell the roses during the good times.”
“There’s a freedom and liberation knowing that I’ve made it to the other side of my sacrifice,” she adds. “I’m finally giving myself permission to enjoy the seeds I’ve worked so hard to plant my whole life.”
Bey says she’s 40 and loving life. She also wants women not to feel bad about aging.
“Whoever tried to condition women to feel that we are supposed to feel old or unhappy when we turn 40 got it ALL THE WAY F’d UP”
“This has absolutely been the best I’ve felt in my life. I’m so grateful to be GROWN, GROWN!,” declared Beyoncé.
She once again thanked the BeyHive for all their support over the years.
“Most of y’all met me when I was 15, and we have grown up together,” she shared. “You bring sooooo joy into my life. I hope my art can continue to bring a little joy into yours.”
Beyoncé celebrated her 40th birthday by vacationing in Italy on a $400 million mega yacht with her husband, JAY-Z and their children (Blue Ivy, Sir and Rumi), as well as her mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, and best friend, Kelly Rowland.