Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey



I consider myself a forgiving person.  When I was in second grade, a classmate stole my lunch.  I forgave him.  I figured he was probably hungrier than I was.  Once my sister and I were fighting at the top of the stairs and she pushed me.  I said something mean, so I probably deserved it.  I forgave her.

Of course forgiveness doesn’t always come so easy, especially if you’ve been really hurt by someone through their actions or their words.  I consider myself a compassionate person.  I don’t believe in carrying around resentment and anger towards someone.  The person I’m angry at probably could care less and is going on about their business.  I’ve learned being angry at someone only drains my energy and as I get older, I need to conserve my energy for more important things.

This morning, while watching the local news, a woman spoke about forgiving the man who shot and killed her son.  I listened to her talk about her son and his promising future.  His future was taken by this man, a stranger, who killed her son for $10.00.  I wondered if I could be so forgiving if that man killed someone I loved.



Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write modern stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. My first book, SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, published by Harlequin Love Inspired released on February 21, 2017 and is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010 and 2012 winner of the NaNoWriMo Contest. I love to connect readers, visit me at jillweatherholt.com

2 thoughts on “Forgiveness

  1. Mercy is one of those very difficult issues, but at the end of the day, probably the most healing. I’ve had to forgive some rather unpleasant people, but the proffered clemency did me more good than them. Which might sound haughty, but often that’s the case. At this moment, I’m revising a novel where that’s one of the themes. We can’t move on from heartache if we’re still grasping at pain. Letting it go is what affords growth; a lovely post!


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