Drew Barrymore Celebrates Her 43rd Birthday: 'Never Fight Age, It's A Losing Battle'

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Drew Barrymore celebrated her 43rd birthday on Thursday with family and friends — and they clearly know how to make a birthday girl smile. 

The "Never Been Kissed" star shared a touching photo on her Instagram account on Thursday where she's hugging her daughter and smiling with joy. Below her is a huge birthday cake with a massive picture of her childhood self surrounded by candles. 

Drew used the caption of the cute snap to talk about what she's grateful for this year, especially friends and family. 

"Most perfect birthday. Got to spend it with @jillkargman and @ivykargman and Nancy Fallon and my mom friends. And all my Trusted pack. Wolves who look out for one another and care about things other than themselves," Drew wrote alongside her photo.  

"I am so inspired by those who choose to fight for what that believe in. I am excited for everyone who has Intention and fire right now. The youth who makes me confident for my daughters. And all things real and altruistic. This is the year of the dog fight. Do everything you can this year for true change. 43 and humbled," she continued. 

Most perfect birthday. Got to spend it with @jillkargman and @ivykargman and Nancy Fallon and my mom friends. And all my Trusted pack. Wolves who look out for one another and care about things other than themselves. I am so inspired by those who choose to fight for what that believe in. I am excited for everyone who has Intention and fire right now. The youth who makes me confident for my daughters. And all things real and altruistic. This is the year of the dog fight. Do everything you can this year for true change. 43 and humbled. And thank you the YALE DUKESMAN for giving light and sound to a meditative moment for all of us at this gathering. You remind us to go internal when the outside world is so loud.

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"And thank you the YALE DUKESMAN for giving light and sound to a meditative moment for all of us at this gathering. You remind us to go internal when the outside world is so loud." 

Drew also shared a special video message with her fans and thanked them for their well-wishes on her special day.  

"I'm 43 and I am so excited," Drew said with a smile. "I feel like this is going to be an amazing year."

She revealed that the recent media attention that gun control advocates from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, are getting has inspired her and made her feel hopeful for the future. 

"I am so inspired, particularly by the kids in Florida and the hope of this generation" she continued. "I am so humbled. You give me hope for my daughters and a future that is bright and brave.

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And she also shared some sage advice for growing older and growing wiser. 

"I am so happy to get older. Getting older is better. It's a stripe that you earned. Never fight age, it's a losing battle."

Well said, Drew! 

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