Saturday, May 10, 2008

A Bluetiful Contribution

Hello Bluetiful Ones,

When initially brainstorming the concept of Virtuous Blue, Teneasha and I both new that we wanted a site that did more than just showcase products, trends, and temporal things. We understood that beauty was bigger than that. Beauty is deep and goes far beyond just what the eyes can see; It also consists of what we feel.

As stated within the tagged post, VB experienced a little set back recently due to events that neither Teneasha or myself could control. The past few weeks have been very tumultuous due to my father passing away, being admitted to the hospital, and buckling under stress due to juggling school, work, and trying to be superwoman. There have been moments when I wanted to give up, but I can honestly say that I am still here today due to the love and support of those around me. It has been the courage of women like my mother, Teneasha, and close friends/family that has shown me what true beauty is all about.

I would like to use this post to formally thank those who have contributed to my true beauty, and to also encourage others in midst of their hardships. Just as there is beauty in a flower, that same beauty can be found in dirt, mud, and rain, for without them, the flower would not exist. The same applies to you. Just as there is beauty in your appearance, laughter, and happiness...there is also beauty in your pain, tears, and struggles. We are the people we are today because of the experiences that we have gone through.

Don't forget to embrace ALL of the beauty in you, and take the time out to spread that same beauty to others as well. Just a simple smile, hug, or compliment could be the difference that changes some one's life for the better. For indeed, it is a gratifying experience to transform a woman through the artistry of make up or a fly outfit. However, it is truly divine to contribute to the transformation of a woman through mental, emotional, and spiritual upliftment. You can wash off the make up and you can take off the clothes, but you can't eliminate the strength that you obtain.

"Count on Me" By Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans. Circa 1996


Divine Blackness said...

Peace and blessings sisters...I send my love and prayers and to the both of you, but especially to you, K. I hope that you find strength in all that you are going through. IF I Can be there in anyway, please let me know. Love you booooth.

Exquisitely Black said...

Greetings sisters and welcome to the blogsphere. I love your message. As women, we do tend to obsess with our outer beauty while inside, we could be a shriveled mess. Thanks for recognizing the two are inseparable.

Shell said...

Hi Ladies,

I came to check out your blog. I love the whole concept and message of Virtuous blue. Now, that I know you are here and I will be coming back often. I went to HU as well. I graduated many moons ago. Stay strong, stay blessed and stay blue.

yummy411 said...

kenya i'm sorry to hear of your loss and these rough times for you. college is rough alone! i'm glad you are finding strength through of all this inside and with the people you can count on. ladies stay bluetiful!

Petula Wright said...

That is a lot to handle and it's okay to step back and take a break. We all can learn from your message. God bless.

Miss Pretty said...

God Bless you in all that you do. Remain focused on positives and there will be no room for negatives!

Virtuous Blue said...

Thank you ladies! I truly appreciate all of the kind words and well wishes. As suggested, I'm currently taking a break (not from VB tho lol) and returned back home to focus on my health and to regroup a little bit. It's a bitter sweet change, but I know that in the end everything will work out for the best.

Thank you for all of the support ladies. You have made a "bluetiful contribution" to my spirit :-)

FashionDevotee/FierceBlackness said...

Sorry about your lost..I will keep you ladies in my prayers. I love your blog and you will be missed. But take some time regroup!

Anonymous said...

Hey Blue Belles,

I was about to tag you for naming 6 quirky things about you, but it would be innapropriate to ask you to do that in these times of sadness. My most comforting thoughts are with you,papa is at peace now and you need to be at peace again too. Take care of yourself and surround yourself with nurturing and good living beings. I hope you feel better very soon. Let blue be your bright blue sky not winter blues.

makeupfairytale said...

my heart goes out to you and your family. Thank you for such an inspirational blog.

Create a beautiful weekend,

enc said...

I'm so glad you're here: both of you!