This coin was given to me by a wonderful family I have worked very closely with. Although surrounded by many people it could have been forwarded to, the coin is going to somebody who spreads kindness everyday (I also thought that although we can’t travel at the moment, this coin can)!
This coin is being forwarded as a huge THANK YOU for checking in and supporting me. More importantly, it’s the recognition that you’ve sparked a conversation between a group of (reasonably) young people about the importance of acknowledging strangers. You explained that you greet the people you see alone on a walk because it could be the only contact they have all day/ week/ month. This led to me sharing this with a couple of different friendship groups (located all around the country) who have all said that they were now going to try and greet individuals walking alone. Thank you for inspiring a bunch of people to acknowledge others and (in your words) ‘fill their bucket’!
We are giving this to a special young lady that has an amazing life journey ahead of her. She is hardworking committed and undaunted! She has over the last few years given many hours of her time to my son in her role as a volunteer buddy. She accepted and dealt with his extra needs without judgment or drama and provided him with so many opportunities to safely explore. She has become a family friend even as she now moves on to her next role, teaching. Emily this is not a goodbye, this an acknowledgement and a thank you for being such a special person. I don't think this butterfly will stay with you long, being the kind person you are I am sure there will be many opportunities for it to be passed along. I hope you enjoy following its journey and see it as a reminder that you are making a difference in the world........
Happy Christmas 2019
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