Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Near To Thee

Near To Thee
Originally uploaded by Tonya Ashe
A life with passion is a gift.
A life with a passion to help others is a gift of beauty, whether the beauty is hidden or open.
I see beauty when I see women who are passionate about helping others.
And yet amazed to see those that are reaching out even by means that go unnoticed by others.
I believe true beauty lies within the ones that are giving not to receive from others, but to just give and help others.
We all should have a deep inner desire to love, help, and give to others. Even if it is just a prayer for the peace of the world, however small, it is a sacrifice of oneself; a selfless moment in time, when the person directed all their thought into the need of someone else. Absolutely beautiful!
So many women suffer because of this selfless beauty to give in their hearts. Some give to every man that comes their way. Some give only at home to their husbands and children. Some have gave to many. I not only see beauty in the ones that only give of themselves at home, but also in the ones that give on the street.
I am touched when I think of all the times that women give out of charity, even if that charity was hidden or only kept to themselves. Some give of themselves to protect others and to lift up others.
I pray today that all women would be released from bondage, the seen and unseen, the known and unknown. I speak life over the heart of every woman, that we all may live in freedom and peace, full of joy and love.

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe


Mary said...

Thank you Tonya, beautiful words, beautiful heart!!

Bevie said...

Oh my sweet friend your words touched me knowing everything you've shared her is so true...I love your heart and your sweet spirit sweetie...(((Hugs)))

Anneke said...

such a sweet card tonya and wonderful to see your blog and everything you write here

ellie said...

I always love it when I see you've made a post, Tonya...because you never waste words.....

and what a poignant post this is....good thoughts..and true!

Thanks so much for sharing it...and your art.....both are gifts to this on-line community!