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The Beauty Of Forgiveness

Recently I was having a heart to heart with a dear friend and something came up that threw me for a loop. 

Someone had lied about me. I mean like full on made something up entirely that painted me in a horrible light and I was shocked. Disbelief filled me and then dread took over as I wondered to myself who else this person told this story to. Who else honestly believed that I would actually do that to someone else, let alone someone I cared about?

I almost let myself get angry. This was unjust! This was unfair! This was full on manipulation! I could feel it bubbling up inside of me even right there on the phone. I wanted to scream out like I was in a court of law “I OBJECT!”

But feelings are a choice and I chose long ago not to be led by them any longer. I had to decide in that moment if I was going to give up precious mind space to this situation or if I was just going to forgive, let it go, and move on. I chose to forgive and I know that it was effective because by the next day I had completely forgotten about it. 

Occasionally I’ll get a pang of sadness because being betrayed hurts. It’s not pleasant when someone lies about you and you can’t even defend yourself. It’s not fun when someone you trusted stabs you in the heart. I’d say back, but it’s really the heart isn’t it? It’s shocking when someone you thought you knew acts in such a way that makes you realize you never really knew this person at all.

All I can do is let my character speak for itself. I’m not going to track down every person this lie was likely told to and tell them the truth. If they believe something like that about me so easily then that’s not on me. I know who I am, I know how I treat people, and anyone who knows me even a little should know that I would never do what I was accused of doing. 

The beauty of forgiveness is that I don’t have to let it eat me up inside. I don’t have to let it occupy my mind and prey on my emotions. I can just give it up to Jesus, let it go, pray for that person (my choice, you might not be there yet and that’s okay), and move the heck on living my best life. 

That’s the choice I’ll make every single time.

If you liked this you may want to grab my book, The Truth About Forgiveness.
Meggan Larson

Meggan Larson

Award Winning & Amazon Best Selling Author, Course Creator, Adoptee, founder of Fly With Me Academy & co-founder of Starfish Stories Publishing Company.

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I published my first book in 2020 and went on to publish several more books within a year. I write fiction and non fiction and love to help others write and publish books as well.

I was adopted as a baby, have gone through stage four metastatic cancer, and nearly lost my life during my last pregnancy due to placenta percreta. I believe that we go through difficult circumstances so that we can reach back into the fire with buckets of water to help others.

My life ambitions include expanding my non profit organization to provide financial relief to families going through an unexpected medical crisis, building safe haven homes for women and their children escaping domestic violence situations, and learning how to homestead in order to become more self sufficient.



I dropped out of high school in the 11th grade, switched to an alternate school and was valedictorian the following year.


I met my husband on a sort of blind date when I was 15 and have been in love with him ever since (married for nearly 15 years now!).


I’ve always homeschooled my three amazing kids because I genuinely love getting to hang out with them every day.