I received my pendant from dear, dear friends…….Terri Klaiber & David Klaiber and Hannah Stelling. They gifted it to me a few months after my husband passed away. It has been a very difficult journey and my pendant has helped me so much. It’s become my “worry stone” as I’m constantly rubbing it. I love it as much as I love my beloved friends that gave it to me.

J. Stewart


I received my pendant as a Christmas gift from my sister. Since we have been young, she has always been my counsel, my rock, and my protector. I don’t know what I would do without her. I love that we each have one of these and will both be connected not only by the pendants but by our sharing them with others.



I was given this by my uncle who is really close to my heart but I’m young and I don’t exactly have a story yet.



My husband, Shaun, and I each went through hard divorces and we both thought we’d never find love again. Thanks to Christian Mingle, we have been happily married for over four years. 

Shaun is fortunate to work for Edward Jones and he works incredibly hard and earns us trips around the world. Now, we are able to travel internationally twice a year. 

When Shaun and I were married, I gained a new cousin, Amanda. We finally met in person after four years and I sent her a pendant, too, to keep us in touch. She has her own journey, but she’s not alone. 

Now, Amanda and I can share our travels through life together.

S. Basalik


My story….. When it came up on my husband’s 11th year of passing I started to see 11:11 on the clock. No matter if it was in the morning or at night it seemed I noticed it. It started happening more and more and frequently. Not long after I remembered that he often mentioned seeing these numbers as well. I kept telling myself this has to be a sign of some sort. This is what I came to me….. My husband was born on 9/02 and passed on 12/08. If you add these numbers together (9+2 and 1+2+8) they both total 11. That’s my 11:11. As crazy as it seems I truly felt in my heart it was his way of saying sorry that he took his own life and that it was a sign to move on and continue healing. Year 11 was a year of tremendous healing and growth as I found the courage to share my story with others. By doing so recently, I connected with Leslie. I knew right then it was meant to me. I then bought two traveling pendants. One with the numbers 902 and one with the numbers 1208. My 11:11. On 12/08 of this year I shared the other pendant with someone I recently became friends with who reminded me of a younger version of myself. She too is a widow and single mother of boys. I chose to keep 902 as this was also the anniversary date of our wedding and years later the date we found out we were having a boy. Very special dates in my life. Right before I gave the pendant to her I found out her son’s birthday was on 12/08. It was meant to be. Everything happens for a reason and I am so thankful. My STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY pendant is now my reminder of just how strong I am and I hope the recipient of the other pendant knows she is too. 

Christa S.


In 2015 I was hospitalized for over 3 week and then went to a nursing home for rehab due to hear and lunch issues. During my hospital stay I went into the ICU and had a pacemaker put in. It was a long journey for me to get back on my feet again, but I did, after several months.

S. Parkison


I was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy and radiation.

J. Rauch

————————————————————————————————————–I was diagnosed with leukemia.

M. Dobeer

————————————————————————————————————–The pendant came back to my mom after she learned she had stave IV ovarian cancer. She had already gone into the hospital when it came in the mail. Unfortunately she died in the hospital after 4 days. April 26, 2020

S. Parkison


My name is Martha. At this point, I have just finished my sophomore year and the University of South Carolina, where I study Marine Biology and am an active member of Chi Omega.

My mom gave this pendant to me because I’ve been struggling quite a bit. It’s May of 2020, and I’ve been isolated in my bedroom for about a week now, since I tested positive for COVID-19. So, the past 7 days have included a lot of movie watching and day dreaming. My mom knows I have big dreams of traveling the world and making change, so she gave me this pendant to represent well-wishes on whatever journey I take. I look forward to someday passing this symbol of strength onto another wandering soul like my own, and I can’t wait to see where it ends up.

If you have this now – Hi! It’s me, who started it all. May it bring you joy and strength, and may it lead you to wherever you are meant to be.


Martha M.


I have wanted one of these necklaces every since Lesley first started advertising them. I kept meaning to buy one and then would get distracted. A year ago I was in a fitness competition and this was one of the prizes for second place. I was so heartbroken my team came in second but I also knew that for the first time in my life I really did absolutely EVERYTHING I could to win. Knowing I gave it my all helped me overcome my disappointment with not winning, especially because now every time this pendant his my chest when I run I know not to give up just because it’s difficult. There is so much more to my journey but this is where i will leave my story for now……

Ashley K.


Was given to me by Jill, my cousins wife, as I battle breast cancer. She is a breast cancer survivor.



This pendant was given to me by a friend at work. She knows my journey of moving forward from the loss of both parents has been a hard one. Some days better than others. I also suffer with trigeminal neuralgia that required me to have brain surgery one year ago. So for me trying to adapt to these challenges have been hard but interesting; I’ve learned a lot along the way. I’ve wore my pendant almost every day. Whenever I felt sad, lonely or too weak to persevere I would hold this pendant in my hand and think of days gone by that warmed heart & brought strength and cheer to my day. I am very greatly for my friend that has helped me to move forward rather than to stand still.

T. Northcutt