The Stories

  • Don't Forget That Feeling

    I am giving my sister the FEARLESS key, because quite simply she's pretty fearless. She is 18, a time where the world seems entirely conquerable and I don't want her to forget that feeling. Soon comes college, jobs, stress, responsibility, losing touch with old friends.. chances to make new ones, new cities, an apartment that is the furthest thing from home, no money... than bursts of money quickly spent. All this of this change and growth is exciting, it's new and it's fast but it scares the hell out you and little by little our 18 year old selves become...

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  • As Much Grace As I Can Muster

    I received my key last January when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I can't believe it's almost been a year. Adjusting to my "new normal" has been a roller coaster ride beyond what I could ever imagine. I do have to say that there have been many ups though, and after a year I've come much closer to accepting my diagnosis.

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  • Always By My Side

    So on the 15th of December my boyfriend decided to give me one Christmas present early, i agreed to this and i was excited to see what it was.

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  • Someone Else Will Need It More

    I actually didn't receive a giving key myself, rather I bought one for someone who has been so kind, and generous to me as a way to pay it forward. I am a teacher, and the wonderful person I bought the giving key for is also. We work at the same school in different grade levels. Last year was my first year teaching, and she has really taken me under her wing. What I love about her, and what sets her aside from others is that she never makes me feel inferior; I am always treated as her equal. I...

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  • Hope Right Before A Surgery

    I heard about these from one of my best friends. She had her own key necklace with the word HOPE. I admired the concept of these keys and though they were pretty cool. I got my own key necklace from my best friend last year..after I lost my father. The key honestly kept me going, I would find myself looking down at the key reading that four letter word over and over. I kept the necklace for months, I wore it every day... I even showered with it on!! I honestly could not think about giving the key away! But...

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