I've been in and out of emotional and mentally abusive relationships all my life. I chose the word Love for my Giving Key because I had finally decided that I needed to learn to love myself and then another.
I wore the necklace everyday as a constant reminder that I needed to Love myself and others at all times. I found the Love I needed for myself and in someone else as well!
I decided to give my key to a complete stranger that I only know through a common interest, OCR racing and a shared Facebook group. I posted a picture with a story in the group about the types of problems I've had in my life and how I'm learning to overcome them and move forward instead of holding myself back.
This woman saw the post and then posted one of her own, telling a similar story, but that she was still in the thick of it. At that moment, I knew my key would go to her. I was waiting until the time felt right, and then she posted again that her situation was getting worse and that she was going to take a time out from our group.
While everyone posted words of encouragement and love, I sent her a message. I told her all about the Giving Keys and what my Love key has meant to me. How it had helped to remind me to keep my head up and bring me out of a dark time in my life. I told her I would like to send her mine, that she needs it more than I do right now. I can only hope that the key is to her what it was to me.