If you know someone who’s turning forty soon, you might want to spend a little more time crafting the best birthday message for them. A person’s fortieth birthday is an important birthday because this means that they have reached middle age. It’s certainly growing old, but also growing wiser!
Whether it’s your mother, father, boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, or a relative who’s turning forty this year, you should always send a thoughtful birthday message for them. Your birthday message can spell the difference between a happy birthday and a depressing birthday!
If you’re looking for inspiration in writing the perfect 40th birthday messages, here are some great examples to help you get started. Make them as unique and personalized as possible so that the birthday celebrant will know the message truly came from you!
Happy 40th Birthday – Quotes and Messages
You should be feeling so proud now that you’re forty. You have such a beautiful life and a beautiful family. You have so many accomplishments that you can be proud of. Most of us are just starting out and dreaming of having all the things that you have now. You are truly blessed, my friend! Have a wonderful 40th birthday!
Forty is just the beginning. It’s true what they say that life begins at forty. There will be a shift in your perspective when you turn forty. Everything that you think was so important when you were twenty will no longer matter now. You will appreciate the smaller but more meaningful things, and you will realize that not all the people in your life have your best interests. There are still so many possibilities, so be very excited! Happy 40th birthday!
Forty is the time to embrace life with all that you have. This is the time to make everything count, to remove the toxic people from your life, to create the best moments with your loved ones, and to do the things that you love. You’re never going to be this young again, so you might as well go live life in your own terms! Have a happy 40th birthday!
When you turn forty, you just can’t help but feel a bit sentimental. You will think about all the things that have gone wrong, all the relationships that didn’t work out, and all the opportunities that you didn’t take. But instead of focusing on all the things that your life lacks, focus on all the blessings that you have in your life. That makes all the difference. Have a wonderful 40th birthday. Stay blessed!
A new chapter of your life begins today. May this year be full of blessings, surprises, and opportunities. MayGod bless you more with all the things you dream of and all the things you need. Happy 40th birthday!
Happy 40th Birthday from Parents
You deserve only the best on your birthday because you have been nothing but the best daughter to us. My heart is forever grateful to God because He gave me a daughter who’s not only a blessing to me but to many others, too. I hope that this birthday will be a wonderful one. I love you. May you always be blessed, and may you have many more birthdays to enjoy. Happy 40th birthday!
Once you hit your forties, everything will start to make sense. You will realize that life is too short to be spent worrying about the petty things. You will realize that friends and family are the real treasures in life. You will think about the chances you did not take, the people you have hurt, and the relationships that did not have a happy ending. It’s okay. It’s okay to feel a little sad every birthday, too. But once the sadness disappears, you should be happy because you have been blessed with another year in this world. Another year to do the things you love, to be with the people you love, and to be a blessing to others. Happy 40th birthday, dear son.
When I hit my forties, I just started thinking about the past more and wondering about what could have been. Try to avoid doing this because you cannot bring back the past. You cannot get back all the opportunities that you have let slip past you. You cannot bring back all the people that you lost. The more you focus on these things, the more you will feel that you let yourself down in some way. Always look to the future and keep moving forward. Stay in the present and savor each moment. You will be just fine. I love you, son! Happy 40th birthday to you.
I’m just very proud to see that everything that you wanted to achieve, you have achieved. When I look at you, I can see peace, love, and joy in your eyes. This is all I ever wanted for you, my sweet child. To see you grow up and grow old happy. I thank the Lord that you have made all your dreams come true. Have a happy 40th birthday!
Happy 40th Birthday from Lover
I just want to wish you a very happy birthday, my love. My life has been so blessed ever since you became mine. Every day is more beautiful, more meaningful, and more purposeful. Thank you for the love that you give to me so unselfishly. I hope that you have the best 40th birthday, and I wish that all your wishes will come true.
For the most wonderful and amazing person in the world, a very happy 40th birthday! You have touched my life in so many ways. I cannot imagine living my life without you. May you always be blessed with all the wonderful things that this life can give. I love you so much, honey.
My love for you will never change, even if your age changes with every year. You only grow more good-looking, more interesting, and more brilliant with every birthday. I’ll love you always and forever. Happy 40th birthday, and I pray that you will have many more birthdays to come.
I’m so blessed to have a wonderful partner in life. I’m very happy right now because I have everything I need. I hope that you will also be blessed with the most wonderful things and the most incredible people in your life. Happiest 40th birthday. I love you!
I will always be thankful for your birthday because this is the day that you came into this world. This is the day that the love of my life was born! Every day I thank God that He blessed me with such an incredible husband. God really loves me because He gave me the best husband in the world. I love you so much. Have the most amazing 40th birthday!
For your birthday, I wish that you will always have love and happiness in your life. That’s why I wish that you will spend the rest of your life with me, so that you will always feel loved and you will always be happy. Happy 40th birthday, love. Thank you for the gift of you!
You are the most selfless person that I know. For as long as I have known you, you have always put other people’s happiness first. On your 40th birthday, I wish that you will follow your heart and do the things that you have always wanted to do. It’s time to treat yourself to something special because you truly deserve it. I love you so much, sweetheart. Happy birthday!
I may not be there with you on your birthday, but know that my heart is celebrating with you today. Your birthday is very special to me because I get to spoil you a little extra and show my love for you a little bit more. I promise to make it up to you as soon as I come home, and we will celebrate your 40th birthday the proper way. I love you! Happy 40th birthday!
To my wife, lover, and best friend, a very happy 40th birthday. You are the answer to my prayers. You have made me so happy for the past fifteen years. I’m so blessed to have you as my wife because there’s no one in the world who’s more loving, caring, kind, and beautiful than you. I will forever be grateful that I got stuck in that elevator with you and we got the chance to know each other. I love you so much! Stay, happy, beautiful, and blessed. Happy 40th birthday!
All I wish is for you to be happy on your 40th birthday. That’s why I’m flying out tonight to be with you and celebrate your 40th birthday. Do you honestly think that I’ll let you celebrate your big 4-0 by yourself? No way, Jose! See you real soon, honey. I love you!
You showed me how a woman is meant to be loved. You taught me so many things about myself, about our relationship, about love, and about life in general. Every day with you is a revelation. I want to feel this way forever. I want to love you and be loved by you for a very long time. Thank you for loving me, my darling. I love you so much. Happy 40th birthday!
You are my everything. Ever since you walked into my life, I have never been the same. My life has only gotten better, bigger, happier, and more colorful. Every day with you feels like my birthday because the happiness I feel is just incredible. I hope that I make you feel the same way, too. Have a wonderful 40th birthday, my love!
No matter how old, forgetful, grouchy, or irritable you get, my love for you will never change. I will be with you through the good parts and bad parts of being 40 years old. I love you so much, honey. I promise to love you for the next forty something years. Happy 40th birthday!
There’s no birthday present beautiful and unique enough to match the love that I feel for you. Like I keep telling you, my love for you knows no bounds. Tell me what you want to receive on your birthday and I will make it happen, my love. You deserve everything good in this world. I love you. Happy 40th birthday!
Happy 40th Birthday Funny Quotes
On your birthday, I simply cannot thank you enough for turning forty waaaay before I do. I hope that your 40th birthday is as epic as people who experienced it claim it to be. Happy 40th birthday, buddy!
Who says you’re getting older? You’re not! You’re just growing in value. Happy 40th birthday, my friend!
Did you know that every time a woman hits forty, a cougar is born? Now you know! Happy 40th birthday to you, my lovely friend!
Happy birthday to someone who has gone to school and graduated without the help of Google. I hope your 40th birthday is as wonderful as you.
Happy 40th birthday, sweetheart! Now we have a good reason to drink the night away and spend the whole morning tomorrow completely hung over. I can’t wait to celebrate with you!
That’s right, honey. You’re no longer in the land of thirtysomethings. This is the tough forties! Happy 40th birthday!
Forty is not old. Forty means that you are just a few years away from retirement! Happy 40th birthday!
The weird thing about age is the more often you think about it, the more ancient you feel. I hope you don’t feel ancient today on your 40th birthday. Happy birthday, buddy!
Forty is the age when you will finally realize why your mom and dad loved afternoon naps and why they were so cranky all the time. Happy 40th birthday!
More examples that you can send to a dear loved one…
You make forty look so attractive! If you hadn’t told me you were turning forty this year, I would have carried on thinking you were only thirty, and I’m not even kidding! Age is only a number, and the important thing is that you’re beautiful and happy at any age. Cheers to turning forty. Happy birthday!
May this birthday make you proud of all the things that you have achieved and excited for all that you are yet to achieve. May all your unfulfilled dreams come true in the most beautiful fashion. Happy 40th birthday!
I wish you a fantastic year ahead filled with beautiful surprises and exciting achievements. May you be blessed with good health and protection wherever you are and whatever you are doing. I love you! have a rockin’ 40th birthday!
You have been a blessing to people for the past forty years, and I wish that you will continue to do so in the next hundred years! You inspire me every day. I hope I get to be like you when I’m forty. Have a wonderful 40th birthday!
Who would have thought you’re forty this year? You just age so beautifully and gracefully. I think it’s because you are truly happy and content with your life, and your happiness simply radiates from within. Stay blessed and keep on being an inspiration to us. Happy 40th birthday!
I wish that you will only grow happier, more beautiful, and more fabulous with every birthday. If forty looks this good, I won’t mind turning forty right now! Happy 40th birthday to one of the best people I know.
Just think of it as turning twenty the second time around, only with more wisdom and class. Cheers to a wonderful 40th birthday!
If you’re dreading turning 40 today, just think about all your achievements and how richer you are right now compared to when you were 30. A very happy 40th birthday to you, my friend!
I’m okay with my friends mistaking you for my older sister. In fact, I’m very proud that my mom is so young-looking and fabulous. Happy 40th birthday, Mom!
Just think about it: another forty years and you’re eighty! Incredible! Happy 40th birthday to you!
This is my official welcome to you in the Middle-Aged Club. I hope that you’ll have the most wonderful year from here on out. Cheers to forty years of life! Happy birthday!
They say that when you hit forty, time goes by twice as fast. I wish you good health and inspiration so that you will be able to achieve all those dreams that are still unfulfilled. Happy 40th birthday!
Every year, you just keep getting better and better. What’s your secret? I wish you a terrific 40th birthday surrounded by all the people who love you. Stay beautiful, happy, successful, and wonderful!
A lot of people dread the fortieth birthday because it means that they are saying goodbye to their youthful years. But age is just a state of mind. You can be a forty-year-old with a heart of a twenty-year-old, and that’s perfectly fine, too!
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