Thursday, February 18, 2016

It's Really OK

The other day, me and Jess and Nel were having lunch at a restaurant.  We were discussing many things, and then a topic came up where me and Nel didn't agree on.  It got a bit heated so Jess, being the peacemaker, said  "let's just go"  (since we were already done eating anyway).

Monica Rohan Art

I felt strongly about this subject, as did Nel.  Yes friends, even us three girls don't see eye to eye on everything.

Monica Rohan Art

I try to explain to my daughters that it's ok to disagree at times, it's ok to have different opinions, it's even ok to have an occasional long as they quickly love again.

Monica Rohan Art
Oh, how I love those
girls of mine.

Monica Rohan Art



Cranberry Morning said...

I think it's perfectly normal and helpful to state one's own opinions, as long as it's done civilly. No one agrees with everything all the time, and it makes for good and healthy discussion to have this kind of discourse. But there's no place in it for personal attacks. That's where I draw the line. I always figure that when one resorts to personal attacks, they've run out of good argument.

LOVE that art!!

Sherry said...

i have three older sisters.. but it's more like two sets of siblings. the two eldest and the two youngest. we get along famously in our little sibling set of two.. when the two sibling sets get together though? oil and water. sigh.

Susie said...

Sheri, That is one thing about true can disagree and you never stop loving the other person, ever. We raised our children to be independent thinkers. Love outshines everything. Blessings to all of you. Love you, xoxo,Susie

a writing place said...

One of the hardest things to do, is to get past disagreement. I admit it!

Our 'ego' or 'id' or 'inner child', I don't know which, is not happy with not being "R-I-G-H-T".... Right???? ,-)

Oh, we know we are right! But we also need 'the other' to agree to this. And when they don't, it is frustrating.

All the "live and let live," sounds lovely. But it's very hard to put into practice.

So, your ideas are good/helpful.... Let it go... And love again...

And what lovely art work, you feature!!!!

Debby Ray said...

I don't think I've ever known anyone who hasn't had some sort of disagreement at one time or another...that's what makes us individuals, right? It's all about keeping your cool and if emotions get out of hand, always forgive one another. Even Jesus did not agree with his own disciples! Loving each other through it all is the key :)

Terra Hangen said...

Wonderful paintings. It is good to be able to disagree from time to time and still remain close and forgiving is key.

Regine Karpel said...


Mary Palumbo Collings said...

So true Sheri ! And i'm sure your girls love you just as much as you love them!
Enjoy this day …

Holly said...

Love always rules the day. This art is so alive, thanks for sharing.

Darla said...

I sometimes say "lets just agree to disagree" in these situations. I really like the art you used in this post. Thanks for introducing me to an artist I didn't know, I'll check online for more.

Merlesworld said...

We are all different and it opens up possibilities to spend time with people who don't always agree with us.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, I agree that we are all so different that disagreements will come from time to time. As long as we treat each other with respect. Sometimes we just have to agree to disagree! Have a lovely afternoon! ♥

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Each of us is our own person, we all have faults and failings however we are entitled to differing opinions!
This happens in all relationships - probably more in close ones where we feel it's ok to say what we think!
I bet you agree on much more than you disagree.

Gypsy Heart said...

You might disagree...that is normal. One might feel a bit of anger or angst for a bit...that is normal. Having a different opinion is normal...just always respect the other person. And love shall remain! :)

The art is stunning ~ thank you for sharing!


Teresa said...

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elisabeth Foley

That's why is so important that besides the love - that bound that starts much before you share opinions, likes, even looks - one has to be friends with their loved ones. Because that way one can be hurt - only natural - when somehow we can't see how that person you taught and "created" can see something so differently from you but as a friend you'll know to grant that space, that freedom, to a friend.

Of course this only happens to trully magical and beautiful people.

I'm glad to learn that you are one of those.

Love you all, (and points for Jess to play the peacemaker - Blessed Be, Lovely Girl!)


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

That's the trick, isn't love again. And again. And again. Thank you for this share sweetest Sheri!!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's normal in a family...among siblings AND mates. We just have to respect each other and stay close. And show each other love all along the way. Hugs, Diane

Imogen said...

I'm so surprised you disagree on some things hahahaha!! So true though. It's hard to disagree because I don't think everyone realises it's ok.

Carla from The River said...

You are right. :-)
But it is hard for me to watch my boys disagree. I am sure it is hard for them to see me and my hubby disagree.
Love the art work!
My favorite is the first one you shared.

Doreen@househoneys said...

I think respect is the most important thing. It's ok to disagree. Actually, it's healthy and promotes growth. How boring would it be if everyone agreed on everything? Yawn...

I love the photos you shared Sheri! I want that blue dress por favor :).


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sheri, disagreements are apart of life aren't they? It's special when we can have different opinions and still love each other unconditionally. That respect can make all the difference in a situation. You have taught your girls well. Thanks for sharing and the lovely photos to go with your post. Blessings to you my friend for a great weekend ahead. xo

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Hi Sheri,
The agree to disagree rule of relationships is sometimes applied. Tempers may flair but love prevails. Thanks for the share and the art.

Stephanie said...

You are so wise, sweet friend. Love does indeed prevail and that is quite evident in your relationship with your sweet girls.

Have a delightful weekend, dear Sheri. Love to you!

La Travelera said...

Nice one, of course it's ok and who doesn't disagree sometimes but we need to try to not have an argument just because someone else do not have the same opinion, I try to understand their side of story too
Beautiful words with lovely pictures dear
Happy weekend!
xxx said...

Hi Sheri,
It happens in the best of families.
In fact this week, my sister and me had a disagreement ... as she is older, i let her win. ha.
very different designs of material and dresses you have shown us.
hoping you are all well.
happy weekend.
Val xxx

Susan said...

Hi Sheri. It's okay to agree to disagree. There are a couple of "taboo" subjects in my repertoire. I know if I go there with certain people, there is bound to be conflict. At times I feel it's better to avoid those subjects entirely. Have a lovely weekend! Susan p.s. Thanks for all your sweet visits and comments.

CraveCute said...

Wonderful advice and observations! Sometimes just moving on is the best thing to do. We all have our own opinions and now and then just mulling over something in private is the best way to go. Who knows maybe that opinion will even change over time!

LoveT. said...

Wonderful Art!
sometimes this situation is in a Family. It is okay :)

Wonderful weekend to you Sheri <3

Susie Swanson said...

I know the feeling but we all love each other just the same. My siblings and I still have quarrels alot but in the end we're all there for each other. Hugs and love, xo

Lowcarb team member said...

Yes, it is ok to have a difference of opinion and of course the older the children get ... sometimes it happens more often... but in life we all have different opinions and family is life!

In the end family are always there for each other - and that is good!

All the best Jan