Beyoncé Shares Handwritten Note to Fans in Celebration of Her 40th Birthday

Beyoncé posted a personal, handwritten note to fans on her website, celebrating her 40th birthday and thanking her fans for their support over the years.


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Beyoncé is showing gratitude as she celebrates her 40thbirthday this year.

The singer penned a handwritten letter to fans on her website, where she discussed the newfound freedoms she’s discovered as she enters her 40th year on this earth. She wrote how grateful she is to be “grown” and rejects the idea that women are supposed to be “old or unhappy” at this age. 

“Whoever tried to condition women to feel that we are supposed to be old or unhappy when we turn 40 got it ALL THE WAY F’d UP,” she wrote. “This has absolutely been the best I’ve felt in my life. I’m so grateful to be GROWN, GROWN!”

After turning 40 on Sept. 4, the mother of three said she’s finally enjoying her success. “The more mature I become, the more I understand and the deeper my joy grows. There’s a freedom and liberation knowing that I’ve made it to the other side of my sacrifice. I’m finally giving myself permission to enjoy the seeds I’ve worked so hard to plant my whole life.”

Beyoncé continued, writing, “This is the first year that I really understand what it means to be alive and to live in the moment. 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. I thought I knew that at 21 or 30...but I didn’t.”

She thanked her fans, followers, and friends for all their birthday wishes and support. “As Virgo Season comes to an end, I hope my fellow Virgos had great birthdays,” she dadded I’m so thankful for every inspiring human who took the time to send me all the beautiful messages. 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.”

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