Coin Stories

This coin was “set free” in March 2022. It was gifted to Allison H. At Covenant Presbyterian Church. Allison got a new Taylor Guitar, & I surprised her with a mother of pearl Truss cover for it. She is such a blessing to so many people & she simply glows when she’s playing her guitar.
I gave her the butterfly coin & asked her to pay it forward.
Be blessed!!

I am passing this coin to Jessica DeRose for shining light in the darkest of times. She is a warrior and will change the world with her candor, authenticity and energy. Thank you for being you Jessica. The world is better for you being in it. ❤️

I am passing this coin to a wonderful woman, Emily Hawkins. Emily's program Market Me, along with Emily's guidance, leveled me up in my career. She gave me the tools, motivation, and the confidence to apply for a position that was more of a dream position. I nailed it. I am helping more people and making more money than I ever have, and I am so grateful to her. Thank you, Emily. You have changed my life. One day, when I make it to Georgia, I am coming to see you to hug you in person! Thank you for all you do! <3
Love,

Merri Lou Franzella

This coin was sent to me from Bulter PA and it came shortly after Hurricane Ian destroyed most of the area I grew up in. I am passing this coin onto a dear friend whose home was totaly destroyed, she lost everything. I pray this coin will bring her peace. Susan Fort Myers FL 10.14.22

I recieved this coin some years ago from a collegue of mine. I was helping him with his tasks as he was new in this, ad had way to much work to to handed down to him from management, and no assistance there at all. Tried to assist as much as possible, and he gave me this coin as a token of gratitude. I really appreiciated it, Thnx David, really appreciated this.

Now it is my turn to give this coin to another.
This person helped me out alot when I was separated from my Wife. He gave me a place to live was and was really good support through tough times.
Thnx a lot Stian.
-Roy

This Coin is traveling from Butler Pa to Fort Myres Florida .For a sister friend.

This coin is traveling from Baltimore to Pittsburg to honor JoAnne; a “sister friend” and “kindred spirit.” JoAnne’s gift of friendship and love has never waivered. She has been by my side through everything in life and her generosity knows no bounds. The bond of friendship continues through our daughters.

This coin belonged to a dear friend who just recently "found her wings" and passed on, so I am going to give this coin new life by passing it along to another dear friend. We recently went to the wonderful Butterfly Rainforest at the Gainesville, Florida Museum of Natural History and saw a butterfly similar to the one pictured on the coin. Wishing this sweet butterfly many happy adventures and travels - fly on, little wing!

I want to give the coin that my daughter gave to me to my friend, Donna B. Her heart is full of love for the Monarchs. She raises them, shares their eggs with me and small children. She encourages others to keep the Monarchs flying. Do good and fly on Donna!

butterflies are so cute and i love them so much.

I love butterflies

I am gifting this coin to Lindsay Hensley. She has shown resilience in the face of adversity, all the while with a smile on her face and kindness in her heart. She has been a dear family friend for years. God Bless.

Received from grandfather.

Received from grandfather.

I am deeply humbled by receiving this coin. I am presently seeking the next deserving soul.

Giving this coin to Shawna at Beacon Cancer Care in CdA, Idaho.
Shawna was instrumental in getting a desperately needed referral approval from Tri-care for Nicki’s first infusion.
Thank you Shawna.

Not all of my pictues would upload, so I'm going to try to add them again xoxo

Hello Sweet Girl!

We started our vacation a couple days ago, it's my first time at Wisconsin Dells.

Everything has been a new adventure each day, its so liberating to take away the mundane same day routine.

Among the many adventures, your cousins Anthony and Prestin have been living it up with Damario and Danny, running around as big boys do making their own memories to cherish.

Savanha has taken to the pool like a real life mermaid and making new friends wherever she goes. She is so sweet, fierce and independent.

My favorite part of our trip is all the time we are spending together, no matter what we do or where we go, its the company we keep that makes everything so special and I am thrilled to share our time with you. We know you are watching from above and that your spirit is with us.

Love you baby girl 🥰🥰🥰

Hi Scarlett,
Your mom & I were out on the patio the other day and 2 white butterflies came so close to me, i could have reached out and touched them. White butterflies are not common and i knew in my heart it was you, giving your mom a sign that you are there. We all miss & love you so much. There isn't a day that goes by that we aren't missing you. Keep giving us signs baby girl.
Love you infinity.
-Nick, Nicole, Anthony, Prestin & Savanha

I was given this very special coin from my kind and
thoughtful friend and neighbor, Nancy Miyares. She taught me all about her love and passion for the monarch butterflies, gave me an inspirational reference book on the Monarch (Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly) by Kylee Baumle and inspires everyone she knows. I love the art of helping them survive. It is my honor to pass this coin on to a dear friend who is inspired by nature and gardening, Jeannie K. who is also a member of the Wildflower Garden Club. Jeannie has raised the Monarchs with love and passion, understanding the need to take care of these beauties.

I received this coin as a reminder of the love Nicole shared with so many. I miss her everyday and am always looking for ways to live more like her, to be good like her. I am honored to feel her presence through time spent with her most precious ones, Jack and Carter. There is no better reminder that her legacy of love and kindness caries on through them. When I think of Nicole's goodness, I am moved to build relationships with people who share similar qualities. Amber serves others with grace and love as a mother, teacher and friend. She is raising her own wonderful children, spreads kindness to her students and makes them feel so loved, and has helped me as I have navigated the loss of our friend. For those reasons and more, I will pass this coin on to you, Amber. Love, Lesley

I received this coin from my precious daughter-in-law’s mother in memory of my daughter-in-law on her first birthday in heaven. Nicole was simply the kindest person I have ever known. I miss her deeply and always will. I am grateful God gave me 20 years with her even though I wanted more. In honor of her, and with great love for her, I am passing this coin to Nicole’s dear friend, Lesley, who has done so much to help my son and grandsons navigate this first year without Nicole. She has put her love into action with almost daily efforts to help them. She reminds me of Nicole, and I am so deeply grateful to her for her unselfish kindness. Lesley, please know you have touched my heart by honoring Nicole so lovingly.

I got this coin as a gift in Lebanon Oregon. We moved to Portland Oregon and hid the coin at a park for someone to find and hopefully get a little joy from it!

My son is 5yrs old and brought this coin to me for father's Day and it was the best gift ever he told me if I'm ever feeling down look at the coin and think of him.

Whatever our hands touch - we leave fingerprints! On walls, on furniture, doorknobs, dishes, books - there's no escape! As we touch, we leave our identity.

Our mother’s deepest desire was to be of service as she ministered to the needs of others. She left her “heartprint” of compassion, kindness, genuine understanding, and love wherever she went. With every act of kindness, she sought to change the world.

Mother lived one week shy of her 90th birthday on June 20, 2021, and we began circulating 90 butterfly coins, as a memorial to her life.

If you received one of these coins, please share your story to help us carry on her legacy of loving service to others.

Whatever our hands touch - we leave fingerprints! On walls, on furniture, doorknobs, dishes, books - there's no escape! As we touch, we leave our identity.

Our mother’s deepest desire was to be of service as she ministered to the needs of others. She left her “heartprint” of compassion, kindness, genuine understanding, and love wherever she went. With every act of kindness, she sought to change the world.

Mother lived one week shy of her 90th birthday on June 20, 2021, and we began circulating 90 butterfly coins, as a memorial to her life.

If you received one of these coins, please share your story to help us carry on her legacy of loving service to others.

We placed coin 2ws6-3hw on her grave as a symbol our appreciation of her never-ending love and devotion to all whose lives she touched.

The coin came from some very kind wine lovers, along with a fascinating winery tour and some useful tips.

Hola Mi Amor,
You’ll never guess where I am lol…I’m at the Rodeo with uncle nick and auntie Nicole and savanha!! The horses are so beautiful, they remind me of you. There’s this one little girl who looks like just lucky riding spirit and of course made me think of you. I miss you babygirl! Te amo mucho Mi Amor 🐎🦋💜

I received this coin from my sister-in-law’s mother in honor of her daughter, Nikki, who passed away. Today, June 4th is her first heavily birthday. Her presence was missed dearly today as all days. Nikki was the most kind, generous, beautiful, gracious, and loving person I have ever met. May this coin spread the kindness that Nikki spread so naturally and effortlessly.
I will give this coin to a friend who has been supportive during this difficult year without Nikki. She is a wonderful friend and has a big heart. You have shown nothing but kindness to me and my family! Thank you, Jess!

This coin, along with eight other coins, will start its journey of kindness on June 4, 2022. This is the birthday of our beautiful daughter who passed away this past year. This coin has been given to her mother-in-law, whom she loved so much. Everyone who knew Nicole would tell you she was the kindest person they knew. She was happiest when doing for others. Nicole was a living example of the butterfly effect. She was one person and her kindness impacted so many people. So, on her birthday the greatest gift we can give Nicole is to carry on that spirit of kindness and generosity to others. Nicole truly wanted to make the world a better place for all and this act of spreading kindness will carry on that legacy. Please add your act of kindness to the story line and pass the coin on. Let's keep spreading the kind of love Nicole spread to so many. Happy Birthday Nicole. We all love you and miss you so much! Love, Mom

This coin, along with eight other coins, will start its journey of kindness on June 4, 2022. This is the birthday of our beautiful daughter who passed away this past year. This coin has been given to her sister-in-law and family, whom Nicole loved so much. Everyone who knew Nicole would tell you she was the kindest person they knew. She was happiest when doing for others. Nicole was a living example of the butterfly effect. She was one person and her kindness impacted so many people. So, on her birthday the greatest gift we can give Nicole is to carry on that spirit of kindness and generosity to others. Nicole truly wanted to make the world a better place for all and this act of spreading kindness will carry on that legacy. Please add your act of kindness to the story line and pass the coin on. Let's keep spreading the kind of love Nicole spread to so many. Happy Birthday Nicole. We all love you and miss you so much! Love, Mom

I don't know what happened to bring this coin to me. I found it among the belongings of a beloved older woman in my life. She loved butterflies and I'm sure she wanted to pass this coin along but never had the chance. But she was a lifetime helper as a nurse and adoptive mother. I'm putting this in my pocket to hopefully pass along.

This coin landed safely with mom as a special Mother's Day gift. It sits in Marion County, KY waiting to be set free once again with a random act of kindness.

I placed this coin anonymously in honor of my beautiful Mom Margaret. She never met a stranger. She was funny and kind and raised 6 children in sometimes the hardest of times. I miss her... but instead of crying that she is gone I thought it a better tribute to her to make someone smile.

This coin was found in Eureka Springs at Wateroo Lodge and Gravel Bar in the bathroom on the mirror. There was a very touching note in memory of Margaret, the dearly departed mother of the person who left the coin. Included was a touching inspirational note, a gift card and a beautiful bracelet with inspirational words. I assume the bracket belonged to Margaret. As my first act of kindness I gifted the braclet to the beautiful mother-in-law of the owner of Wateroo. To say I was touched is an understatement.

Started it's journey from Plum Branch, SC, 5/6/2022.

This coin left the dark drawer of a lonely office today. Its owner decided to spread their wings and leave the corporate handcuffs behind. Like the butterfly, it’s time to FLY. Let’s see how high we can go!! ❤️

I got this coin from a good friend who gave it to me and another missionary while we were helping them figure out their relationship with God. I ended up taking it with me and moving home where I jumped around some jobs I hated but am giving this coin today to a friend and coworker who reminded me a lot of the friend I got this coin from. She helped me with a really difficult work environment and made going to work a lot easier, and gave a lot of really good life advice. Now that I'm getting married and she's moving to a new state I figured it was time to let the coin move on and collect new stories too!

The monarch coin was located after the Easter bunny was found at the base of a tree in Fortuna Ca. It will be traveling on soon. Heather J

Initial flight:

Initial flight will start from here.

My daughters and I found this treasure with a beautiful Beau Hawn marble in the redwood stand at the end of newburgh road in Fortuna Ca. We will be revising this weekend in Crescent City Ca!

Für meinen lieben Kollegen, der einen immer wieder aufbaut und zum Lachen bringt.

I am honored to pay forward our Chamberlain University Irwindale, CA Butterfly Coin to Kathy Cecchin, our Administrative Coordinator. Kathy has continued to role model flexibility and an eagerness to learn and be innovative in supplying our department and classrooms. On an exceptional note, on Kathy's way home from work, she witnessed a trailer detach from a truck on the freeway and she wondered why the truck did not stop to retrieve the trailer. She immediately called the police to report the detached trailer on the freeway. She came to find out from her neighbor that their trailer was stolen and again Kathy notified the police. Kathy's neighbors were elated when their trailer was returned to them. This goes on to demonstrate Kathy's kindness and integrity even when no one is looking. She goes above and beyond to do the right thing always and we are extremely blessed to have her as part of our Irwindale, CA campus team. We love & appreciate you, Kathy, for always being an extraordinary colleague! :) - Vina Ocampo, Dean of Academic Affairs, Chamberlain University, Irwindale, CA

Butterflies have always been special to me so you’ve given me the perfect gift. I have always admired your love of life and there couldn’t have been a better guide to the ‘happiest place on earth’! Until our next adventure❤️

I'm honored to receive this coin and could easily send it right back to the person who sent it to me, the one and only Pete Berthelsen, for his amazing lifelong career in conservation! But, next stop for this coin is the amazing Ann Hobbie, who on my simple request stepped up to become the Monarch Joint Venture's first ever board of directors chairperson. She's been an amazing leader for the organization and is one of the kindest and most selfless people I know!

I’m giving this coin to my kind hearted friend Kate. She is so thoughtful! I appreciate that she is up for a Disney Adventure with this complete Mickey freak!

Received from my sweet sister in law, so meaningful and thankful. Time to pass along to my brother in law Kevin Harrington for loving my sister Cindy so good and taking such good care of her and being the encouraging love of her life!

"Let love and kindness be the motivation behind everything you do" 1 Corinthians 16:14 (TPT).

I received this coin from a new friend with a promise made to pass it on. So here is the start of her journey ....

You aren't supposed to have "favorites" when it comes to family ... but I do. My niece Lily is one of my favorite people in the world! She wears her heart on her sleeve and has a smile that will light up a room. She inherited the ability to cry for the stupidest reasons but laugh at the same time (family trait). She is an amazing artist and an old soul. As much as I would love to gift this amazing little butterfly to her ... I am actually going to gift it to her momma, my little sister, Jeanie.

Lily comes by her talents very naturally because her momma is the same. They are cut from the same cloth.

Every little girl and boy need a woman they can look up to. They need a woman that shows them how to be strong but gentle, fun yet serious. A woman that shows them its ok to cry and to pass all of your happy and sad to Jesus. A woman that LOVES BIG and isn't ashamed of it. That's my sister.

Along with this coin for my sister, I am also including with it a record player for Lily so she can grow her love of all things old :) May this butterfly go on the same journey that an old song can take you on ...

Jamie and Christi,
Every once in a while you meet an angel on earth. And then just like that you realize there's truly a reason for everything and there are no coincidences. And the amount of gratitude that is felt will never be expressed by a simple thank you. ❤

It's my hope you will pass on this coin to someone who has truly touched your heart and soul as you have done ours. And check back every once in a while to watch its journey. Who knows where the coin will end up and the lives it will touch. As its journey will grow, so too will our hearts.

Thank you both for everything.

Samantha, Kaitlyn and Jakey

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