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September 24, 2013

Courage to Face New Beginnings

I had my key for exactly 24 hours before I knew I had to give it away.

I was so excited to order a key for myself with the word Courage. I really needed it to get through some not-so-fun things I was experiencing and to remind myself to have the courage to face the messiness of life. I knew I'd feel comforted just by looking at it.

When it arrived in the mail last Thursday, I immediately put it on. I loved it! And I wore it for just a day before I knew I had to give it away to one of my best friends.

Of all the couples I know, she and her live-in boyfriend of 4 years were the ones I was so sure were going to get married and live happily ever after. She believed it too and had plenty of ideas of what their future together might look like. But on Friday evening, she called me to tell me he had broken up with her, completely out of the blue. 

Needless to say, this will be one of the hardest things she has to face in her life. She will feel horrible for a long time. The logistics of untangling their lives will be painful. There is no way to sugar coat it. So when I saw her later that night, I knew she needed the Courage key more than I did.

 

-Sam

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