Beyoncé is thanking her fans in a rare, hand-written letter shared to her website on Thursday. The superstar penned the sweet letter thanking her fans for their outpouring of love in celebration of her 40th birthday, earlier this month.
Despite feeling like she held that understanding in her younger years, it wasn’t until she turned 40 that Bey truly understood both the fragility and joy of life.
As for turning 40, Beyoncé said it’s the best she’s felt in her life, nothing that she’s grateful to be “grown, grown.”
“The more mature I become, the more I understand and the deeper my joy grows,” she shared in her heartfelt letter. “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.”