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Pay It Forward Stories

A collection of your stories from around the world that give hope, provide strength, and inspire others to pay it forward everyday.

Keep on Giving

I just bought two giving keys yesterday at Gladiola Girls in Lynchburg, Va. I work at a private school and this morning, I met with the mother of a little girl whose name corresponds with the message on one of The Giving Keys that I had just purchased. This mother was so relieved that her daughter would be attending our school which is faith-based and much like a family. Her relief since the first time I met her was so evident, and I couldn't stop myself from giving her one of the giving keys that was around my neck. Later this...

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Divine Appointment

On November 9, 2014, I lost my husband of almost 8 months to brain cancer. During our emotional battle, I saw God working more in my life than I had ever recognized before. This is a story of a Divine appointment. After my husband's funeral, our strong, encouraging friend Maggie Vallotton gave me a key necklace that had the word "STRENGTH" on it. I had never heard of The Giving Key before, so I didn't realize how powerful this small item could be. Maggie explained to me that this key was my reminder God loves me, and that I had the...

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Faith for Jackie

I have no idea how to start this story because it is so unbelievable that I don't have the words, so here is my best shot. My dad recently invited me to a Jesus Culture conference in L.A. where I first came across the Giving keys booth.There were so many booths at the conference but this in particular booth at the conference stood out to me. The booth was crowded and I couldn't wait my turn to see what this was all about ( I was a jewelry major in college and jewelry is particularly symbolic to me). So when...

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Believe He is Always There

I was gifted the "BELIEVE" key bracelet from my amazing aunt. I have worn it quite a bit since June and each time I wore it I prayed that God would reveal to me someone who needed to receive the key. Tonight I found that lady at our evening church service. I got to pray for this beautiful lady named Kenny who has been through a lot of trauma and struggling to believe that God is good. I got to encourage and pray for her and then I gave her my bracelet to remind her that God is always there...

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Cling to Courage

I met my friend Cristal at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) last year. We both have 4 year old boys and we both recently delivered baby girls. The theme of our MOPS this year was Be You Bravely. Cristal, the one on the right, and I, the one in the middle, got to know each other a lot more on our Winter retreat. We had to pick a theme word for our year. Cristal ended up picking two words. Her words were strong and courageous. I had my baby April 21st and she had her baby May 25th. 3 weeks ago,...

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