Actress Nikki Valdez celebrated her 40th birthday on Monday, January 25.
In her latest Instagram post, the Star Magic artist talked about her realizations as she turned another year older.
"My birthday falls on the Conversion of St. Paul (this is a known feast celebrated by Catholics). At my birthday mass today, the Homily was about change and conversion," she said.
"I have pondered on the changes in my life the past year and I must say it has been a big factor in my conversion in all ways—the way I think, my relationships, decisions, my whole being. The past year has really made me rethink my life and I think you will all agree with me when I say conversion starts with the right perspective of things whether or not you are on the good side of it," she added.
She went on to thank the Lord and everyone who has made her feel special.
"Thank you to all of you who have made me feel special one way or another. Grateful for everything big and small, good and bad that has made me into the person that I am today," she said.
"Thank You Lord for the every day chances of transition and purpose. I look forward to more years of being alive; ready to receive all the blessings only You and Your grace can provide," she added.
Among those who sent their birthday greetings for Nikki were her Hey Babe! co-star, actress-host Jolina Magdangal.
"I love you Prek! Salamat at may tunay ako na kaibigan na handang makinig sa mga kwento ko," said Jolina.
Nikki's husband, Luis Garcia, also shared his short but sweet message for the actress.
"Happy Birthday to you my love... I love you, your beauty, your heart, and your craziness! Cheers for more birthdays to come! Mahal na mahal kita," he said.