The Stories

  • Finding Solace

    My introduction to "The Giving Keys" was by my daughter on Mothers day. It was love at first sight, even better it was handed to me by my grandson. I immediately put it around my neck. It was a special day. When I got home and read more of the history behind the keys and the stories about what others had done with theirs I began to make a mental list of names of those who I should give it to. The more I wore it the more I became attached to it. It was like I had my child's...

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  • Inspiring In Strength

    I gave the Key to a co-worker and friend - Meredith Beal. She has endured a hard few years and lost her mom to cancer. She has picked up and been so strong. She launched her business and has done so with amazing grace and integrity. She has been such an inspiration to all who work with her! Truly an amazing and courageous woman!

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  • It Is A Start

    I was given the “Believe” giving key for my birthday this year from my best friend and sister. There are so many meanings behind this, the fact that it came from her is probably the most meaningful as she is and has been my biggest supporter and believer. I’ve been recovering from a tough few years of getting back on track after some hard hits - all I can say is that without some really special people believing in me – I wouldn’t have been able to work my way through it all. I am passing this along to a...

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  • Strength Is The Key

    I wanted to send flowers to my fellow Stepford homemaker, but stumbled onto a Giving Key stamped, "strength". How easily fooled the world can be when a shiny veneer veils a broken life, and that has been the prison known to my friend for too many years. When culture, circumstances, and most of all, sparing one's children pain lead a woman to sacrifice their inner dignity day in and day out, it can feel as though nothing is left when fate forces your hand. Alas, that is exactly what has transpired, and I am comforted, knowing this is the beginning...

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  • Always Encouraging

    I've overcome some tough things in my life. What I've learned through them is that you must love and cherish life. Believe in yourself to overcome the battles. I lost 3 of my 12 siblings when I was a kid...all three were the closest to my age. I also lost a beautiful niece and nephew...major heart breaks. I love to uplift others. I currently have a beautiful friend, Merissa, who is battling a rare form of leukemia. She exemplifies 'believing in yourself'. She's an awesome, inspiring friend. She is our lunch time work out instructor...always encouraging. I sent her my...

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