All We Need Is Love

It’s very easy to get lost in the midst of things. To find a divide forming and the sudden illusion of being forced to choose a side. It becomes a domino effect, with people scrambling left and right to choose a hard left or a hard right. There is no true right and there is no true wrong. Everything is a mere perspective, a perception and everyone’s opinions are different. That does not mean that one’s ideal should be valued over the other. All voices should be heard.

Stop hate. Spread love.

This photo is just a reminder that perception is truly the key to all. One can argue that I’m looking left, because that’s what it seems right? Another can argue from my point of view I’m probably facing right. And then another can argue that clearly I’m looking forward. It’s all a matter of how you view things. Same thing goes for a glass filled half way. Are you thinking of it as half way full, half way empty, or just a glass of water?

Well, I’ll tell you that I’m looking forward because the future is bright, especially if you choose for it to be. If we have the capability of weakness, falling to an all time low, remember that we also have the capability of strength and the potential to rise to the top.

A lot of people have been saying that 11/9 is the new 9/11 and that is truly a horrible comparison. Lives were lost. Death was the air we breathed. And I get it, we all get it. Countries must be laughing at us and the people are claiming we might as well be dead at this rate. But all this negativity needs to stop. Seriously. People are talking about how this country is divided? Well you’re not making it any better by pulling childish things like unfriending people who don’t agree with your vote. Let’s be real for a second. I’m all for voices being heard, but don’t step down on others to rise. In a time like this, the best path to take is unity. 9/11 brought this nation together, so why can’t 11/9 be any different? What does negativity and bashing other people’s opinions do for you? What is the point in trashing the streets in which we live? Burning fires and causing riots. Is this all necessary?

Be the change you seek.

Fall down? Stand up ten times stronger. You cannot change the past and there’s no point in being stuck there. We should all look at the bigger picture and that is standing together because we need to more than ever. We see the division, we see the hatred pouring out. With all that being said, we should also see the opportunity of improvement. The path that we will walk together and that journey should be one of positivity and support.

I believe we can all do it. This week may be a tough one, heck this month will be hard. This year, the next four years, maybe even decades after that. That’s life. No one ever said it would be easy. But we all keep our heads up high and fight, because that’s our purpose: to make the best of things and aim for the better. Everything will get easier so long as we stand together as a country united. We will pull through, if we believe. Anything is possible. If this election showed us anything, it’s how negativity and hatred is the core of all evil. All the stereotypes, lies and deception has caused us to lose both faith and trust. It has literally torn us apart. We are all better than that. The entirety of this election has been focused on the competition between two parties and now that it’s over, both sides have commemorated the other. Every player recognizes the hard work and effort put in and are all looking toward a positive future. And yeah, you can argue that that’s all we can do is hope for the best. So why aren’t we all doing the same? Focus on the brighter outcome. As long as we provide support and spread love, we will flourish as one.

And this is really in any given situation, not just this election that has literally been eating at the lives of every American. Sure, the small details count but the most important thing is the bigger picture. Sometimes we get lost and forget that there’s always a bigger picture to things. All the little things have pure significance in that they must work together to make a bigger whole. That is key. Take a relationship for example. Sure the two parts are important, but they make up a bigger whole that depends greatly on the support of each other. It is a joint effort. If one part does all the work, the larger picture won’t be the one envisioned. So instead of focusing on the bad let’s focus on the good and how to achieve the better.

Of course, this is not an easy pill to swallow. We can’t change how people feel, but we can learn to respect their feelings. We don’t have to change our opinions, but we need to learn to acknowledge that others are entitled to their own freedom of speech. We don’t need to stand down and shut up. Voices are meant to be heard and you should always fight for what you believe in. But never let anyone tell you that your opinion matters less. That your opinion is wrong. Never be silenced. No one’s opinion is superior to another’s. There is an extent, however, where everyone who voices their opinion can but they should be mindful of others. We should not tolerate hate, bullying, talking down to others, treating others and their values as anything less. That behavior and mindset is shameful. It’s why there’s a greater divide that keeps growing. The only thing I can say is that we should be standing together. We may not all agree on everything, and that’s normal as we can’t please everyone, but there is always common ground. We are all fighting for the same thing, underneath it all. We are all human, underneath all the characteristics and titles we created to define ourselves. When there’s a will, there’s a way. All we need is love. Life is too short for anything else.

So please, stop the negativity.
Stop the hate.
Spread love.
We need tons of it.

I do just want to mention that I don’t intend for this post to add fire to the flame. I understand that this is a very sensitive topic, but I strongly believe that it’s important for me to speak up on this. I just want us all to see the bigger picture. The world is not over. Instead of stressing over the bad, please focus and thrive for the good. We don’t need to bash each other to get ahead. We’re all moving in the same direction, so why can’t we all just move together? I am by no means stating that I’m siding with any side. To me, there is only one side – the one that we’re all standing on. The divide is an illusion that we created. We need to break down that barrier. Fight together, not against. Sending positive vibes and love to all. sfmgqg9Look Details:
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  • Lisa Mao
    November 10, 2016

    Ahh babe what a motivating post! I totally agree, no point in focusing on the bad. Sometimes positivity is all we need and a little goes a long way!


  • Marcy yu
    November 10, 2016

    LOVE this post and couldn’t agreed more!! Lets keep positive so positive things can happen.
    BTW I’m still loving your hair 🙂

  • Stephanie (@shesawstyle)
    November 10, 2016

    Now THIS is the kind of message we need to be spreading. I was honestly worried when I saw your title because I thought “not another political post, please” but then after taking the time to read it, I’m just grateful you even wanted to put your voice in the mix. My heart breaks due to the hate that is being spread, and I want to stand with you in spreading love and positivity no matter what anyone voted or what they believe. Thank you for standing tall, babe.

    Stephanie //

  • gigi
    November 10, 2016

    So eloquently put! Instead of being frustrated and sad we need to put that energy into positivity and making a change! That’s the only way we can make any progress at all! And that goes for everything, not just politics. Be the change you seek xx

  • thenewgirldar
    November 10, 2016

    you look so happy and content. Love your style as well!

  • secretofdd
    November 10, 2016

    Love this look on you. I just love layering my outfit, you can’t go wrong and you are beautiful.

  • Christine Kong
    November 10, 2016

    So well written and true and I love your honesty. I agree with you on so many points. We do have to move forward and make best of the situation. I love this fall look and the flannel under the overalls. Such a warm and cozy look and still so chic. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Jenn. xoxo, Christine

  • Jen
    November 10, 2016

    I totally agree. We need to unite stronger than ever before. We need to help each other and grow together as a nation. I understand that some people need to grieve and vent, but violence and chaos is not the right way to express your feelings of frustration. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  • Mariann Yip
    November 10, 2016

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I totally agree that perception is key and I always believe it’s not about what happens, but how we react and handle those things 🙂


  • violettedaily
    November 10, 2016

    Couldn’t agree more with you! Let’s be positive that’s the best thing in the world!

  • helench1k
    November 10, 2016

    I totally agree with you whole heartedly here doll! I only surround myself with positive and supportive people now and just cut out any negativity in my life. Well written and definitely needs to be said! xx

    Helen x

  • snappedbygracie
    November 10, 2016

    What a meaningful & positive post. Thank you ! We need to look forward not back. There are so many disappointed with the way the election went but we all need to give change a chance. When you are alive and healthy there is always HOPE for a good tomorrow. It makes me sad that 11/9 is being compared to 9/11 where innocent lives were lost in a horrible act of violence, we have to ban together & pray that the president elect will do his best to lead this country in the right direction. Thank you for the positive vibes. Hate and violence is not the answer. The negativity that is all around us is wearing me down. Spread love !
    xx, gracie

  • Miki (@mikialamode)
    November 10, 2016

    Great post and very inspirational. Although I don’t have the right to vote, the effects have definitely affected me. It’s very sad to see people so angry, upset and then hurt others all around me. I really hope that instead this all brings people together, not drive great people apart.


  • Jo
    November 10, 2016

    This is a very meaningful and inspirational post! I love your positivity – we must move forward and be united as a nation! I also love your plaid shirt, always my go to piece for fall!


  • jenellewitty
    November 10, 2016

    It has been a pretty insane week. I know we are all reeling from a rollercoaster of emotions right now. But positivity and love is the best thing to concentrate on. For sure.
    xx Jenelle

  • Jo @ CutandChicVintage
    November 10, 2016

    What an incredibly powerful and moving post! This is the message we all need to hear right now. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Your optimism is so inspirational.

    xoxo, Jo

  • Sharon Wu
    November 10, 2016

    This week has been so crazy! Honestly, I’ve been too sick to take part in all of it but I totally agree with your post that all we need is love, and to spread love. Thank you for always sharing positive vibes with us. Your outfit looks amazing… and hey, that flannel top looks so familiar! 😉 xo, sharon

  • queenhorsfallphotography
    November 11, 2016

    watching the news everyday, breaks my heart. we need stop hate! btw you look amazing

  • Sangyay Chen
    November 11, 2016

    I loved every words and sentence of this post. And you are right. We do need to stay positive and we will overcome this difficult time. There’s no time to dwell on the negativity and we should support each and stay strong. Thank you for spreading the positivity at this depressing time!

  • Charissa Goldapple
    November 11, 2016

    This week was very moving. A new president in the USA is chosen. I don’t know if this is a good thing, time will tell. But for me good things come my way, so for me the future is bright. And for most of us, if you stay positive, it will be great. Love xx Charissa

  • xcapewithlinh
    November 11, 2016

    Love this post! You couldn’t have said it any better! Thanks for the motivation and inspiration this post has! I totally agree that just because people have different views doesn’t give us all the right to be childish and rude towards one another! We need to be open minded! Thanks again for this! You look great btw!


  • petiteandbold
    November 11, 2016

    Hey darling!

    I love the message and hope that is here! I’m from Canada and I still can understand how this happened! It’s truly sad and I want to believe that the majority of Americans don’t share his views! We now have to look forward and every one can be the change! Let’s hope your country will come together soon!

    Bisous, Josie

  • samanthamariko
    November 11, 2016

    well said Jenn!! I think this election taught me that our generation, and future generations need to better educate themselves so we can make better decisions in the future. and of course, LOVE 🙂

  • Lily
    November 11, 2016

    So so so true babe, and very inspirational. Regardless of the outcome, love trumps hate! <3

  • sveeteskapes
    November 11, 2016

    Wonderful message love! Perspective is everything and we all see what we want to see, while we all can have a difference of opinion what matters is that we all support and love each other.
    You look great in that plaid shirt!
    xx, Kusum |

  • thomasfalkenstedt
    November 11, 2016

    Dear Jenn, I’ve been reading tons of comments and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and so forth and nothing has been as accurate as this one. You say it wasn’t the candidate of your choice who won, but you urge people to respect and love instead of hatred. What we need to do is keep loving and spreading love, no matter what.
    Thanks for a wonderful post sweetie!

  • gina diaz
    November 11, 2016

    You look very amazing, great post sweetie! Xx, Gina

  • 4evajessie
    November 12, 2016

    I love reading your blog babe. It’s always so inspirational!
    Btw, love those shots out in the nature. my moods are often lifted when i’m out in the nature.

    Xx, Jessie

    November 12, 2016

    What an incredible message Jenn! I too was shocked by the results and seeing the US become so divided is so worrying for those even in other countries. I completely agree that we all need to stop the hate and instead focus on uniting for common good.

  • Camille
    November 12, 2016

    Great post, thanks for sharing and I love your style 🙂

    Camille xo

  • Andreea Bîrsan
    November 12, 2016

    Such a wonderful and well written article! Loved the whole idea of spreading love. Also your outfit is super on point. Have a lovely weekend! <3


  • Cecilia Lam
    November 12, 2016

    your hair is sooo pretty!! – Cece (

  • Candace
    November 12, 2016

    I agree with everything you said here. Though neither candidate was an ideal choice for me, I’m more than willing to give the man a chance and just chill and not go crazy like lots of others. We could definitely use a bit more positive energy in our world now. Thank you!

  • Atsuna Matsui (@atsunamatsui)
    November 13, 2016

    The world definitely needs more love than hate. I love how you’re always about positivity and being so motivational. 🙂 Keep up the good vibes girl!


  • Luxe Toutou
    November 13, 2016

    Magnifique !
    Kiss, Béa

  • shoppinggalnyc
    November 13, 2016

    I totally agree – I’ve seen so much hate and I just can’t. I love your positivity Super cute look too!

  • Jessica
    November 13, 2016

    I admire your candor and truth about this whole thing! It’s been crazy, but love and unity are truly lost important. xo, Jessica

  • samira
    November 14, 2016

    what an inspiring post babe. it has been a tough week for some of us but we need to try to stay positive! well said!

    xo, samira

  • Muriëlle
    November 14, 2016

    Spread love in your amazing check shirt;) Great post! XO Muriëlle

  • Nina Nguyen
    November 14, 2016

    Love this post, so inspiring! BTW you look so cute in this outfit!!

  • Jessi Malay
    November 14, 2016

    Such a great post! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us 🙂 Your outfit is also super cute…loving the overalls!

    XO Jessi,

  • Maryam
    November 14, 2016

    This is a great motivational post! I wish more people would focus on being positive. We would have a lot less problems! Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Maryam

  • banglesandbungalows
    November 14, 2016

    I’m so ready to get a pair of overalls! Looking lovely mixed with plaid. I really hope we can use this occasion to unify rather than further divide. But of course unify toward love and acceptance of others.

    xx Yasmin

  • Amy
    November 14, 2016

    This is beautifully written, Jenn! I think it’s important we all take a step back from our emotions and be the kindness and love in the world we wish to see. Thanks for sharing.

    xx, Amy

  • Fe Samaia
    November 15, 2016

    What a great post Jenn! I completely agree with you that the most important thing is to love others and not exclude them or treat them different because they have a different opinion. And if we do want to see a change, we need to unite and not divide the country.


  • thehatlogic
    November 16, 2016

    Love the message behind this post and I definitely agree!! Love will conquer all so everyone’s got to keep their heads up!
    Jordan xx

  • SimplyYue
    November 24, 2016

    You look so cute!! Stay warm its getting chilly!

    With Love,

  • Varuna jithesh
    January 31, 2018

    Nice and perfect looking outfit…

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