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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.

Pillar Of Courage And Hope

There was nothing more I wanted in my life than a baby. My husband and I had been trying for about 2.5 years before I received my Giving Key. It was given to me by a friend who also battled fertility issues, but had a child of her own and felt that I could use it more than her.  I put it on IMMEDIATELY and found a sense of pride and strength in it. I wore that key every single day from then on out. In August of 2016, we started our IVF journey and this little piece of jewelry...

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Fearless Is What I Am

I love my matte black "FEARLESS" Giving Key! The last one I had was at JC 2015 and I gave it away the same weekend I got it. After the conference, our group went to church at Jesus Culture in Folsom. I met a young boy there that was the age that my oldest son that went to be with the Lord, would be. He told me his story, and he came to church looking for hope. I had been on a journey seeking hope, since the death of my son in 2009. My key said, HOPE. I knew I was meant to give him my key....

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Every Possible Emotion At Once

My life coach showed up in my office one day as I was in the middle of taking on the project of relocating my father, who is handicap, to a new home. From beginning to end, this project took a total of 10 months. While I've been through a lot in life I can honestly say this project has been one of the most difficult I have ever encountered as it involved every possible emotion all at once. It was completely mentally, and sometimes physically, draining. My coach Sam also knows how one of my personal interests is doing work...

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Reach Out To Others

I purchased a Giving Key for my husband's Aunt Bonnie. She lost her youngest son, Drake, 18, in a car accident a few months ago. I can't imagine the hurt they feel but they have used his death to reach out to others instead of swimming in their grief. They are the strongest people I know. I know that she will continue to pay it forward even after she gives her key away to someone else. -Stacy

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To Roll With The Punches

My beautiful Mom Georgianna, at 86 years old, is going through chemotherapy to fight the recurrence of a very mean kind of uterine cancer. My Dad died a little over a year ago, and the family has been sort of fractured since then. Mom is being very brave and doing her best to roll with the punches. I attended an event last Tuesday night at Ron Robinson in Santa Monica. It was held to benefit the animal charities, Rational Animal and NKLA, and lots of amazing artists that participated. Reading the wonderful story behind The Giving Keys, and seeing how...

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