This is going to be a transparent moment for me. Today I celebrate my 40th birthday. I first want to thank God for allowing me to see this day. Many of you know that I've struggled with depression over the years and it truly impacted many years of my life. There were times that I didn't want to see the next day. I have hurt people that were close to me and I hurt myself. One thing I was good at was apologizing to God and those I've hurt but never really forgiving myself. One thing I can say is that I've learned that true forgiveness starts with me. Since that time I've seen God shift things in my life. I've learned that it's ok to be flawed. No one is perfect. Make your mistakes but do your best to learn from them. Now I smile and it's not forced. Now I laugh and it's not fake. I no longer need validation to feel good about myself. I feel more in control of my life than I have in a long time. So on this day I encourage anyone who has doubts about yourself to LIVE! Forgive yourself and move forward! Life is but a fleeing moment!! Thank you Lord for moving me to this place in life!! #40thbirthday #grateful #live #myday #maturity #growth #HappinessStartsWithMe #smilebih
Anyone have any travel tips for Ireland? Last year I had a trip all planned to take alone for my birthday, trying to break free from a bad relationship and needing some Zen. I didn't want tropical, fast pace or big city touring and Ireland just looks perfect! It was last minute and I had to put it on hold since I realized I didn't have time to renew my passport. This year I am turning 40 and have discovered I am 19% Irish so even more reason to go! When I mentioned all this to Casey he said "Book it Babe" Happy Birthday to Me!! We leave the day after my birthday! I am so excited! We are staying in cute AirBNBs and 2 nights in a CASTLE!! Last week Doterra's gift to Diamonds was this perfect GREEN travel kit for 2!! Both Casey and I have never traveled outside of U.S./Mexico/Caribbean. So please hook us up on advise on how to make the most of our week together in Ireland! #Ireland #perfecttiming #worththewait #lifeisbettertogether #happybirthdaytome #40thbirthday #travel #bestboyfriendever #dreamsdocometrue
11 girlfriends will be celebrating Janessa’s 40th birthday in Miami. Classy tumblers for “to go” beverages. Totally custom tumblers for your special trip!
Personalised “year you were born” plaque for a Bollywood themed night 🎥. Teamed with our glittery gold birthday banner 🎈Tag someone who has a special milestone coming up!
Wishing a spectacular 40th birthday to the man who keeps the wheels from falling of this bus! 🚌 .
Babe- your love and support for me and the kids- it’s everything. We love and miss you so much and cannot wait til we can all be together again!
This cupcake 🎂 is for you...cheers to 40 more years to love and be loved by you🥂
#inspiredliving #annacate216 #caseyjack614 #thisis40
First cake made this week, for a keen skier and mountain biker, celebrating his 40th birthday
Happy 40th birthday to the most annoying person in the world 💕
You have been amazing to live with, super kind, generous, caring, affectionate, driven and you make resting bitch face so easy 😂
Selamat Ulang Tahun sayang 🎉 🍾 🎂
Here’s to more adventures, movie and pizza dates, blanket stealing nights and those silly kitchen dances.
Have an incredible successful years ahead. ❌⭕️❌⭕️ #birthdaybabe #restingbitchface #lol #lovehim #40thbirthday
: Got back into the US this morning, and I'm very thankful for the experience of the last 13 days. It was very important for me to end this 40th birthday trip with a visit to West Africa as I continue to explore my heritage. I was so blessed and thankful to have met Congolese people in S. Africa earlier this year (27% of my DNA is from Cameroon/Congo) and learn from them. 6% of my African DNA is from Senegal, and it was a place I've wanted to return to since having a brief layover there during a mission trip back in 2007.
I specifically wanted to go to Dakar for 2 reasons, to see Goree Island and the African Renaissance Monument. I was honestly a bit disappointed with our Goree experience, which was a bit disorganized and overrun by SUPER PUSHY tourists and people visiting the beaches marked by crystal clear waters. It was also weird to see people clamoring to get through the "Door of no return"... We were then advised that it is best to visit the Island and other attractions during the weekdays, when most people are at work. Duly noted. There is qlso a population of about 1400 people that inhabit the island. The African Renaissance Monument was spectacular, and although commissioned by Senegal, was built by North Korean contractors. We had some great discussions with our guides Jerreh and Ali. Overall, we had a good but full first day in Senegal, with alot of learning. It is a beautiful country with beautiful people, and definitely a must visit in your lifetime. Do your research, and bone up on your French and Wolof (the largely spoken unwritten language of Senegal). Hit me up if you want more info on our experiences or are planning a visit in the near future. #Dakar #Senegal #Africa #Motherland #MotherAfrica #travel #internationaltravel #Ancestry #heritage #KnowThyHistory #birthdaytrip #40thBirthday #BlackGirlsTravel #melanintravel #MelaninTravelers
Best 40th birthday surprise party EVA!!! There were so many laughs, lots of dancing to my favorite music and TONS of memories made with my amazing crew! I can’t thank you all enough for celebrating 40 years with me! 😘
Thank you so much for everything Melissa! You nailed it in the hostess department! From the invitations, to the details, to the cake you envisioned... everything was perfect! I’m so blessed to call you MY sister! ❤️ Love you!!! 😘
#ThisIs40 #80sGirl #80sParty #ILoveThe80s #SurpriseParty #40thBirthday