Today is Gisele Bündchen’s 40th birthday.
Like many of us, Gisele has chosen to mark this year by planting 40,000 trees. In a post sharing pictures of her planting trees with her family, she wrote, “I can’t believe I am turning 40! I feel like a whole new chapter of my life is starting, and I wanted to celebrate it in a meaningful way, so I decided to plant 40,000 trees.”
The Brazilian model had planned to plant trees in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil which is currently impossible because of the pandemic. Without losing sight of the goal, Gisele has required her family to turn their gifts into trees and encouraged her 16.1 million followers to join her in planting trees in the Amazon rainforest through this link.
Bündchen’s proposed to gift to Mother Earth is very needed in light of the wildfires that ravage the Amazon rainforest yearly which were at a record high in 2019.
Celebrating 40 years on earth with her twin sister, , she wrote on Instagram, “Today Pati and I get to celebrate four decades of being alive on this amazing planet! How lucky I was to be born with my twin and best friend!”
“I am so grateful for all the people who have been a part of my journey. My husband, my family (especially my loving children!), my friends and so many others who I never got to meet but who have supported me through all these years.”
She added, “I’m grateful for every experience that has helped shape who I am today.
My heart is so full! I am looking forward to this new chapter of my life, where I get to use the tools I’ve acquired these past 40 years in service of helping make this world a better place. Life is truly the biggest gift!!!”
Happy Birthday, Gisele and Patricia!