Coin Stories

I received this coin from a dear friend, one who understands hospitality in the ancient sense, is intellectually vigorous, and great fun to play with. I carried it for longer than I meant to, but I'm ready to pass it on.

I am giving it someone who definitely rises to the level of "chosen family" for me. A friend and colleague whose kindness and perception have been both anchor and lighthouse at different times in my journey. She is a minister who embodies the vocation as few ever manage, and a sense of humor large enough to encompass the absurdity of life. I'm sure wherever this coin goes after it leaves her possession it will be enriched for having spent time with her.

I was given this coin by my good friend Guy Ellis for my birthday on December 12, 2018 in Nacogdoches Tx. I am going to give this to my newly discovered brother Steve Traweek in Santa Rosa Ca when we meet for the first time on his 71st birthday in October 2021. ❤️

Aneela and Esme held onto this coin for 2 years and now they are finally ready to let it fly away with a new friend. They let their friend take home some toys from their toy bin.

We picked this coin up on a recent geocaching trip. The next day, we stopped at a business that had moved and the guy in the repair shop next door saw me reading the note on the door. He asked if I knew how to find the new location which I didn't. He was kind enough to take time out of his day to explain to me how to find it. I will place this coin in another geocache and hope that the finder is the receiver of a kind deed.

Hi Scarlett
I’m in California and I was thinking of you!
Love you
Poppa

Dieser Münze kam mit einer Bücherkiste über BookCrossing bei mir an. Ich sende liebe Grüße und Gottes Segen aus dem schönen Sindelfingen (Schwabenlände, Baden-Württemberg)

Liebe Grüße
Eure FeuerLöwin

PS: schade das es die Seite nicht auf Deutsch gibt.

(Sallie gave this coin back to me as I did give her one on her birthday.)

I am sending this coin on to my lovely daughter, Erin, for her 40th birthday. Erin, you deserve this kindness coin for your inspiration to the "you're such a catch community" as well as for your kindness to your family, friends and humanity in general. No-one is a stranger to you. You have rededicated your life to helping others by sharing your life experiences on a podcast. You are an intelligent, caring, humorous and kind person. You have permission to pass this coin forward to another kind, deserving person. Add your story to this coin's journey and "do good and fly on".
Remember, I will love you always. Mom

I wonder where this coin is now....

hi scarlett!! i’m just sitting in this cliff in la jolla with santos and it’s beyond beautiful. just sitting here thinking about you and that beautiful smile and how much i miss you. love you so much -mya<3

I was honored to receive this coin from Emily who was not only a valued colleague, but now a treasured friend. I have had a wonderful experience at To Life! and have met incredible colleagues and breast cancer survivors and thrivers. As I move on in the next chapter of my life, I pass this coin to Sue with all best wishes. She welcomed me from day one and has been nothing but kind every day that we have worked together. Thank you, Sue. This coin is much deserved.
Warmly,
Melanie McCulley

I received this coin from my cousin. I now plan on passing it on to a very kind, deserving person, who is very special to me.🦋

Found this gem after a nice walk in the redwoods. I will set it free for the next person to fly free and share kindness. 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋

Dieser Coin wurde von mir während des BC-Treffens in Clausthal-Zellerfeld am 21.08.2021 bewundert.

Zum BC-Treffen in Clausthal-Zellerfeld ging dieser Coin interessiert von Hand zu Hand, aber es hatte noch niemand einen Butterfly-Account. Grüße vom Treffen!

I lost it 3 times tried to find it but I found it finally my grandma got it for my berth day

Alyssa’s bachelorette party weekend!! 🦋💜💜 thinking of you babygirl, I’ll tell you more later about how fun and crazy and amazing this weekend was, love you always and forever ❤️❤️🦋💜🦋

My family and I are known as 'Marshfield Monarchs'. 5 years ago we made it our mission to do what we could to help the monarch population while helping others to learn more about them as well. In the last 5 years we've raised and released over 8,000 monarchs, have created several monarch habitats in our town and continue to teach about and share our butterflies with those around us. We have a Facebook page where others can follow what we do. In sharing our butterflies we also want to spread joy and kindness as this world so desperately needs it. I purchased these coins in hopes that they will do just that and hopefully travel all over just as our butterflies do.
I say in some of my posts: Lots of ❤ and 🦋😘😘.
Love, Marshfield Monarchs

I received this coin as a very special thank you from a friend when I sent him a typewriter he had always wanted. This is my first coin!

My friend Thomas and I went on a 22+ mile mountain bike ride today. He is an amazing man and a great friend (and an ok mountain biker.) He will be traveling to France soon and hopefully will pass the Butterfly coin on to someone there!

My friend Thomas and I went on a 22+ mile mountain bike ride today. He is an amazing man and a great friend (and an ok mountain biker.) He will be traveling to France soon and hopefully will pass the Butterfly coin on to someone there!

Wow, I’ve never seen this before, Scarlett! You sure know how to bring people together and make them smile. We all miss you, but I want you to know how strong your mom is and how much we see you in her. She’s so proud of you and you can be so proud of her. Speaking of butterflies, I saw a big, beautiful yellow butterfly the other day when I was on walk. I even tried to take picture but it wouldn’t stay still long enough! I bet you and everyone who saw were laughing and wondering what the heck this crazy lady was doing running around. I’ve never stopped to take a picture of a butterfly before. Next time, I’ll be quicker. ☺️

Hi scarlett!
i took a trip by myself with my best friend sophia to chicago and we’re having sooo much fun!! lollapalooza was so much fun and a crazy experience. i love and miss you so much baby girl and not a single day goes by where your not on my mind. you give me the strength to be brave and do things a normally wouldn’t do because i think of how strong you are and how i want to be as strong as you!! love you 3000 scarlett💜
-love mya :)

Hi Scarlett!
Marissa and I are in Central Park in NYC today and it’s so beautiful!! So many different people from all walks of life!! I was just telling Marissa that I wished you were here and she said not to worry because she feels like you can see everything through her S necklace that she always wears to remember you ❤️

Love you so much!!
Auntie Jennie and little Riss

😍😍 little mamas, guess what? Today I helped uncle Noah and Tori move in with grandma!! and uncle Isaiah was there too helping!! There was a whole big mix up issue with the U-haul.… it was kinda funny in a way that will be funnier much later when re-telling the story of “moving day” 😂 anyways, we missed you SOO much, you have no idea 💜and like Santos said, I’ve also been seeing butterflies 🦋 everywhere lately! Thank you for that babygirl! It’s been special every time🦋🥰 I think about you every single day. It’s been 10 weeks since you went back to heaven and it feels like just yesterday. I know time is different in heaven, but I gotta tell you babygirl, Time is different here on earth without you too. Right now, I’m babysitting matcha for auntie Jennie, she’s in New York with Riss!! They drove there and hit a 🦌 Bambi 😭😂 and messed up papas front bumper 😂 but remember when I told you about my trip to New York when I was a teenager (and uncle Noah got kicked off the subway 🤣🤣), well guess what that’s where they are now! And Santos has been there too and right now, guess what?? Mya is in Chicago for a big music festival!! And grandma and Noah and tori have been getting the basement ready for them, they put a shed up outside and are redoing the basement it’s so cool! You’d love it!! They are really getting it done! Harper misses you so much too! Grandmas been telling me how sometimes she been naughty because she’s missing you so much it makes her upset. So, Send her some extra love so she’s not sad all the time! Thanks babygirl!! Mama misses you sooooooo much 😘😘😘😘😘 I miss you to heaven and back! Always and forever 💜💜💜🦋🦋🦋❤️❤️❤️

was given to me by my bestfriends grandfather.. i received the coin and a lot more good energy flowed my way after:) i hope it does the same to the next person i sent its way to

Hey Scarlett! Today i went surfing for the 2nd time it was so fun! I caught a couple of waves and even saw a skark. My friends were all there and it was a really nice time. Ive been seeing a lot of butterflies lately and i feel your love everytime they appear. Your mom, aunt, and cousin are coming out next month and im so excited to show them all the cool things ive found here. I love you so much and miss you everyday! <3

Santos,

This Coin is stowing away in a small package to Sarah. Thank you so much for your kindness, Sarah!

I rec'd this coin as a gift from a good friend It will be spending some time in my purse for a while

Got mine from fabulous Fabulosia <3

Found this by the “OLYMPICS WANNABES” statue. A child was holding it. It was so cool to find it there, especially since I thought it was just part of the statue.
I called my parents to see how they are doing. Which made them happy :) especially my mom. Since she enjoys the nature very much and it is really beautiful and green here on the campus.

This coin was in the Children’s Garden at the Penn State arboretum. Finding it made me feel like a little kid again, and made the children’s garden feel even more special :)

To Steph,
Thank you for opening my eyes and giving me the love that I have always searched for. You are an amazing human with so much to give. I love you to the moon and back!

Ich vermisse einen QR Code und eine App mit der ich den weiteren Weg verfolgen könnte.

Wenn ich den Coin jetzt weitergebe kann ich den Code nicht mehr nachsehen und wie bitte soll man sich xdds-cvm bitte sinnvoll merken :-)

Für Jost. Vermutlich findet er das alles albern, und kann damit nichts anfangen. Er bekommt trotzdem diese Münze. Ich bin mir aber sicher, dass er die Münze schnell weiterreicht, und nicht vergisst.
Bitte auch nicht eine kurze Nachricht vergessen!

Für Steffi. In der Hoffnung, dass sie das Prinzip/die Idee gut findet.
Vielleicht - vielleicht auch nicht - jedenfalls bekommt sie jetzt diese Münze - so oder so.
[03.07.2021]

Hi Bubbie. I know you’re with Jesus but I miss you very much. It is mom’s birthday today. I got her a Costco cake-of course. I am taking care of bluey just like mom said. Harper is doing ok but she misses you too. She is mopey but she also ate a bag of cashews and got a stomach ache. She is ok though. I love you punkin, GGL, Grandma

Good morning babygirl! It’s my 32nd birthday and I’m missing you like crazy but I know you’re here with me always. I love you so much! Auntie Jennie made me breakfast and I’m sitting here with uncle Sergio and tia Shirley and Santos and drinking my coffee talking about how beautiful you are. How much we miss you. I talked to grandma this morning and she misses her bubbie so much and she’s keeping bluey safe and I've got spirit with me too. Love you to the moon at back always and forever, I true love kiss you ❤️💜❤️

I received this coin from a dear friend and colleague. We discovered the life cycle of the Monarch together, as a team, while teaching it to our Kindergarten classes. It became a passion to instill in our students the true miracle of the Monarch Butterfly. Once you experience it, you will never look at a Monarch the same way again. Thank you for this gift, Tami. I now release it to my co-teacher who I could not have experienced this journey without. She was so instrumental in everything we taught to our classes. Our dream is to one day travel to the winter home to experience the migration in all its glory. Fly on to my dear friend, Debbie. Thanks girls for the memories!!!! 🖤🧡🥰🖤🧡

Yay nels🙌

from Nelson to Robyn☺

I left this coin with some unused firewood for the next person at my favorite fire pit. I’m so glad it is moving forward already.

My wife and I go on regular walks to enjoy the beauty of the birds of prey area in Idaho. We found this coin at a little used camp site overlooking the swan falls canyon. We look forward to adding to the coins forward adventures.

Der Coin hat es sich eine Weile bei mir gemütlich gemacht und darf jetzt mit einer anderen Box weiterreisen.
Viele Grüße aus Schleswig-Holstein!

I received this coin as part of the 2020 HGG. I am just now getting around to documenting it (even though the coin has been by my computer for several months).

I am passing the coin, and several books, to my sister who began teaching high school English second semester this year. She is creating a library within her classroom for students to be able to select from if they have down time or forgot their reading.

Lost without you!!!!

Wow!!! I really am in awe of the way you love me. I’m laying here with tears of joy streaming down my face. My heart is so full right now. I love that you are so giving of your heart to me. We learn more and more about each other everyday and I am definitely so blessed you are in my life and you love me tooooo much. You are my love!!!!!!

I really can't wait for the day when we can be together forever. You are one of the most precious things in my life. I never want to lose you. I can't wait till I have to drag you out of the craft room to watch a movie with me. I can't wait till we are entertaining both our kids and grandkids at our shared warm, beautiful, loving home. I love you. I love you. I love you. Smooches BTW only a nerd would listen to CMSGT AF Podcast. You - Robin Thick Lost Without You. Me - Justin Bieber - Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon

The person who was skipped in this coins story is a canine rehabilitation technician I work alongside daily. The individual who gave it to her was very truthful when stating that miracles happen around her every day. I see her hands move with such love and grace in a way that heals and touches the hearts of her patients.
Today, I was honest when asked how I was doing while catching up over our weekend; I responded to her question which said that physically I was well but mentally I have been struggling. Later in the day I was gifted with a beautiful letter and this precious coin.
The kindness and blessings that flow from the woman who gave it to me is an inspiration and I am grateful to be apart of this story.
#SpreadTheLove

The coin will continue its journey from Geneva Elementary School in Geneva, Florida where it inspired donating supplies to a beginning teacher’s classroom to University Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida.

I found this coin on the Elk Head trail in Trinidad. I am from out of town and this coin will travel with me south.

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