One morning about a month ago I was reading through my usual fashion sites that I do every morning…I like to call it working, and on a small picture on Instagram I saw this cool necklace. It was an old key on a long chain. So I started to do a bunch of research because I liked the style. After a bit of digging I tracked down the source, it was made by The Giving Keys. When I opened the site and started reading I got goose bumps, it was more than a key it symbolized someone’s drive to do better, and a passion to take care of others.
I urge you to read about the founder Caitlin Crosby’s story and how “The giving Keys” came about on her site, it is worth reading about. However to give you a very basic overview: Caitlin employs homeless people in a shelter to engrave the keys. The idea behind the product is that you choose a word that inspires you but you can’t keep your key. You must give it away at some point someone that you feels you need the key more than you.
Speaking of giving it away, I just received mine in the mail this morning after waiting two weeks for it to arrive. I had a random coffee guest this morning and we were chatting and all of a sudden one of my clients from this week popped into my head and I knew my key needed to go to her. So I am going to follow that instinct…darn instinct. Just going to throw it out there for all of you ladies if anyone feels inspired to give me a key, I am totally cool with that…
Keep your eyes open to all of the needs around you, big or small because you never really know the impact you can make with a small jester. Perhaps you hold the key to someone else’s freedom.
You can read about the Giving Keys Here and in Kelowna you will soon be able to buy them at Influence and LBV.
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