This coin was given to Diane, a friend and co-worker of my sister Hope, to celebrate Hope Days 2019. Diane was the person who came up with the original idea for Hope Days to celebrate Hope's last birthday in 2015.
We gave Diane a package of handmade cards (that she can use during Hope Days), some seeds to plant my sister's favorite flowers, and this coin to thank her for this beautiful idea. She can use the cards to spread some kindness to people she knows.
True to form, Diane spent all of last evening helping me to find the homes of my sister's friends and co-workers so we could spread some kindness to them through our Seeds of Hope project.
This coin's journey may now begin!
This coin was purchased for Hope Days 2019. Hope Days was founded on May 1, 2015 to celebrate what would be Hope Cookis-McCarthy’s last birthday. She was turning 49 and was nearing the end of a two year battle with stage IV colon cancer. Her tribe of family and friends wanted to show her she was cherished and to bolster her courage to continue the fight as long as she could. Hope’s entire life was based on kindness and empathy for people and animals, always taking care of others and adopting strays from the time she was a child. She put others above herself.
Between May 1-13, we invite you to spread kindness. This can be anything YOU are comfortable doing, for ANYONE you wish to do it for. You are invited to pay it forward and make the world a nicer place in memory of Hope.
Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopeDays13/ or @HopeDays13
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