The Stories

  • Someone Needed It

    Two months ago my mom gave me the key bangle which read "breathe." I suffer from anxiety and OCD, and was going through a rough period of time. She gave me the keys as a reminder to breathe and stay strong, which she always told me to do. I wore it everyday, only taking it off to sleep. I am a sophomore in college and during tests or when I was stressed would rub the key when I needed a reminder. Today I was at the mall with my family when I realized the key had fallen off and was...

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  • Because This Girl Deserves It

    Peace. I gave my key of peace to a precious friend who needs peace...in her life...her family's lives. Faced with many obstacles, tragedies, and unpredictable circumstances in 2014, Deanna never gave up. She battled, fought, and conquered what was given to her....and continues to fight the battles set before her. But this takes a toll. It's hard. Deanna is a mother, wife, nurse, friend. She wears many hats, but never let's one tilt...let alone, fall. She's graceful. She's enlightening.... But above all, she's God's child. His daughter. She's able to help her family overcome the incredible obstacles they've been given...

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  • Having A Tough Time Dealing With It

    Well, I just purchased a necklace with the word STRENGTH for one of my closest friends. She was just diagnosed with a mental disorder and is having a tough time dealing with it. On top of all that jazz, she works almost 7 days a week and is still in high school. I chose strength for her because she gives me the strength to be myself and be more open about MY problems (I also have a mental disorder, not the same one.) I hope that she will like it and helps her through the day like her little texts...

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  • I Realized That My Time With The Key Was Done

    A year and a half ago my boyfriend moved to Seattle. I'm in Buffalo, NY. It was so much harder to deal with than I anticipated. Lots of tears, goodbyes, letters mailed to him telling him how much I missed him, and a lot of cheesy other stuff. Within all this emotional haze, I decided to fast forward my grad school program and graduate earlier so I could get to him faster. This past fall/winter is my last in Buffalo. Being extremely tight with my family (my grandma lives next store), I knew it would be tough to finish probably...

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  • Just Breathe No Matter What

    Three years ago, I met a boy who was arrogant, frivolous, selfish and detached. At first I scoffed at his youth and attitude, dismissing him as someone amusing but, ultimately, uninteresting. The more I learned though, the more I liked. And let's face it, it's extremely difficult to resist the advances of a beautiful and confident Frenchman. He was smart, sexy, goofy and sweet, and I think we found comfort in each other after some previous disappointments and heartbreaks. We became close - great friends actually, and we remained close long after he returned to France. We met a year...

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