to the lead up to Christmas 🎄 a few years ago with my incredible friend @bridget_dumper
where we stayed until 3 am @chewtonglen
having the most incredible meal and befriending some amazing female staff, we literally sipped on prosecco 🍷and nibbled on cheese 🧀 and chatted until we fell asleep on the sofa, whilst totally channeling the Swan Lake look in my new dress 👗 😉
In my medical job and as ambassador to several charities I'm proud to be a part of, I have the privilege of meeting some of the most incredible, courageous and inspiring women, each with their own stories. And how I love the stories, and all the delicate and complex elements that make up who they are! I relish and rejoice at the fact that as women, we have this incredible female bond that connects us in our humanity and commonality of experience and that the support we show one another is so, so powerful.
But how often do we wait until that special time, like Christmas to meet up with that friend, to wear that special dress and to eat that incredible meal. What if we treated every day as if it was Christmas and celebrated who we are and all the other women around us, every single day of our lives? OK, so maybe not in such an extravagant way, but remembering to make that call and see that person because you honour them and your friendship enough to do so. There is no age limit on female friendship, and what I love about watching my friend Bridget and how she embraces life fully and utterly in her 60s is how incredibly beautiful a woman is when she has the confidence to wear her heart on her sleeve, unafraid of judgement, fearless of age, and owning the entire room because she realises how mesmerising she is?
To all my beautiful ladies out there, please lift and support one another up. May we always remember to treat each other as we do at Christmas and may we always honour and value each other's contribution and beauty, remembering to reach out to one another and value our friendships and the love they bring 💕
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