Dear God/Universe/Source/Unknowable Whatever,
My Christmas wish is that all women, young and old, will feel deeply loved this Christmas.
Help them realise that true love comes from within and has to begin with Self.
Give them eyes to see their own beauty with, as well as to reveal the true intentions of men that cross their path.
Show them how they grow in grace and beauty through acts of compassion and service.
Help them recognise how truly powerful and wise they are.
May they know that they do not need a man to complete them.
Help them be supportive of each other instead of feeling like they are in competition.
May they feel worthy of the kind of love they so easily bestow on others and may they keep faith that their worth does not diminish with age.
Help those who are stuck in abusive relationships to
stand up and walk away say ‘Fuck it’ and book a permanent holiday from abusive men.
And help all women everywhere realise that to settle for less than they deserve will give them even less than they settled for.
☆ Lisa Frideborg Lloyd ☆