Coin Stories

This coin is a 50th birthday gift to my dear friend! Enjoy releasing it to the world.

Sis,
Less than 4 days after i landed at Incirlik you kidnapped me ensuring I got out of the house and experienced the various activities on the Air Base. You keep this old souls out way beyond my bedtime. It all started from a television purchase. That was the beginning or our life long bond. Whenever and wherever, you know i will be there. I am only a call, text, email away. You are indeed God sent. Please take care and enjoy life.
Paxton

Im so thankful for you coming into my life. When I was coming to Incirlik I didn't think it would be this easy to be expected into a family and make friends. But you made me feel at home, it sucks that l'm losing one of my family members. But i wish you the best and see you in the States.

Serena!
Boss Lunsford!!! Lol. I miss your face! Thank you for being a wonderful friend, for all the laughs, food, and the overall genuine care! Thank you for opening your heart to all of us! *bug hugs*
😎 Chiro

Serena,
Where has the time gone? The ‘Lik would’ve been such a different place without you. So many amazing memories — mingles, Game of Thrones, Starbucks, community center activities, Spaniard sightings and on and on. You brought people together, opened up your home and heart and became family. Love you lady! Your ride and die sister — Carmelita

This coin is being sent to Virginia to a good friend with a little summer treat! It's meant to brighten her day and give her some summer fun. :)

This coin is traveling to San Francisco with a little summer fun package just to brighten up the day and say, I miss you. Stay safe, have fun and do good!

Serena❤️
Thank you for your endless smiles and lots of love. I will always cherish our time together and I’m so grateful for your friendship. I love you woman! Thank you for being my family!

💙Dove

Serena, thank you so much for your kindness since I first got here. You are an amazing person that truly cares about those who surround you. I will surely miss your friendly demeanor. You are one in a million. See ya! Danielle 🤗

Serena, it's been a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for everything! I look forward to seeing you again.

Safe travels!
Erica

Serena, I would like to thank you for all that you did for me, including all the times you fed me 🤣. We are truly going to miss you! Good luck with your next adventure and hopefully our paths cross again.
-Daniel

Serena, our paths have crossed during 3 assignments on 3 continents, I am wishing you all the best and much success in your next adventure. Thank you my travel buddy. May god continue to bless you.

Serena, words cannot express how grateful I am to have crossed paths with you on this crazy journey. Thank you for opening your home and your heart to me. I have enjoyed traveling, laughing, eating, and everything in between with you. I wish you the best of luck and know that this place will definitely not be the same without you. Until we meet again!😘

Serena...my sister! There are NO words to tell you how much you mean to me! I had only been in Turkey for a couple of weeks when you arrived. We became fast friends and created so many lasting memories. You sincerely became and will always be my sister! I have so many great memories from my year over there and you are a part of them all. Much laughter and a few tears but most importantly it was together. Pool days, coffee and simit runs, carpet store visits, GoT, great meals, Reeses peanut butter cups with popcorn, wreath making, wine glass painting, neighborhood mingles...so many things. You were my sounding board and my safe place to land when I was missing my family back home. I love you more than you can know and can't wait to see you on this side of the world! xoxo

Serena! The woman who came into my life and definitely made it better. You are the most loving, inviting, selfless, person I ever met. You give your heart and you give it without wanting anything in return. This past year I not only gained another friend, I gained a sister for life. I’m truly lucky to have you and I wish nothing but the best for you. I can’t wait for all of your dreams to come true because no one deserves it more. Can’t wait to see you. Love always❤️

Serena!!!! You were definitely one of my favorite people at Incirlik! You have the biggest heart and such a warm personality. I miss our lunches at the club at "your table". Yes, you were the "Godmother", Lol!
I will always remember my birthday surprise, Thanksgiving at your house and the holiday mingles. You are a fun person and brought so much life to the "Lik" personally and professionally. I'm so glad you'll be back in the states. I will definitely visit you! Friends always, Valencia ❤ P.S. I'm so glad you got to go home and be near your family.

Serena, you are one-of-a-kind and an amazing person. From the first day I arrived at Incirlik, you pulled me in like I was family. There is not enough words to explain the impact that you have had on me and on other people, because you give everyone your whole heart ❤️. From the events you ran, to inviting people in your home for good food, laughs and relaxation, you treated everyone as family. You are a true friend, sister and someone who will tell it like it is 🤣 thank you for being there for me always! And even though you would make fun of my shortness and certain nicknames 🍀, it was out of love and probably personal amusement. I have unforgettable memories with you...from long conversations to coffee runs, Bingo, puzzles, movie marathons, Cyprus, cooking, chocolate chip cookies 🍪, and more. Excited for your next adventure and Kirkland better be ready!! Love you for life my sister!! Can’t wait to see you 😉🤪

“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” Proverbs 27:9
Dearest Aunt (teyze) Serena,
You have selflessly invited us into your tribe, and I am forever grateful for your friendship and kinship. As the countdown draws near, I am deeply saddened to see a hallmark of Incirlik connectivity leave, but I pray those in your path will cherish and esteem you. Your compassion, honesty, talents, thoroughness, and the endless fun you bring to life will be our everlasting memory! Here is to virtual date nights, now unmasked! “We love you so much! Kisses and hearts, kisses and hearts, kisses and hearts! Eenie feenie finie oonie wahwah!” Love, Your Twinsie (and her tagalong Mom) ❤️😉

My amazing Serena...How lucky am I to have someone so special in my life? Getting to know you has been truly an honor. Thank you for your love, kindness, compassion, realness and thank you for not only being a friend, but a sister! Just know that I will forever be in your corner! I love your beautiful soul! I’ll see you very soon!

Love, Mel

This coin is dedicated to an amazing woman. She loves with her whole heart. Serena has become more than just a friend me. She’s my sister. She’s the type of person that will tell you how wrong you are and you don’t get mad. You don’t get mad because you know it’s coming from a place of love. When you come to her home she makes you feel like it’s your home. She will bend over backwards for you. Serena I will miss the make dinners, the Sunday breakfasts, the jewelry, the talks and everything in between. But most of all I’ll miss you, your presence, and your unbelievable love for those you call family. Thank you for being a sister to me and I can’t wait to continue this ride. All the trips, all the talks, all of Serena!!! Thank you beautiful and don’t worry I’ll still harass you as if you were here. Love you!!!!

Don't know yet whom I'm going to give this coin to. Exciting...

Giving this to two wonderful and giving friends who do such much for others.

This coin is going from Schuylkill Haven , PA to Dundee, Scotland. My dear new friend Billy Bee. An amazing man who can grow anything! He has a beautiful soul and a shining heart. He is able to make me laugh at a moments notice. I'm fortunate to know him.
"“One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees...”
― Leo Tolstoy
"The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. "
Elizabeth Lawrence

This coin started in Las Vegas NV with Linda at Monarch Executive Solutions and is traveling to Shauna in Temecula CA. We hope it puts a smile on her face, and that her new job brings her years of joy and happiness. She is very deserving of this opportunity - good things happen to good people and we are overjoyed that she has landed a terrific new role! Wishing her the best in life and continued success!!

I received my butterfly coin from my generous sister who is visiting western New York state from New Mexico. My sister is a blessing to many people, including me. I will pass the coin on and the random act of kindness. Beautiful coin.

This was giftedto me from a very dear friend after the loss of our daughter, sister, mother, friend.

I am passing this on to my dearest friend of 65 years, she has had a very difficult year ill family and a cancer diagnosis.

A lover of butterflys I asked her once "can you ever have to many butterflys emphatically replied NO.

This coin is being given to an essential worker who is sure to send all my mail with care and a smile. No matter what question or need I have, he is always there to help with a positive attitude! I'm just passing a kindness forward with gratitude for all that he does.

I sent this coin on a trip from Plano, TX to Centre, AL with some books as part of a Random Act of Kindness Giveaway and challenged the person to pass on the coin with her own RAK.

I sent this coin on a trip from Plano, TX to Indiana, PA with some books as part of a Random Act of Kindness Giveaway and challenged the person to pass on the coin with her own RAK.

I sent this coin on a trip from Plano, TX to Northland, New Zealand with some books as part of a Random Act of Kindness Giveaway and challenged the person to pass on the coin with her own RAK.

I sent this coin on a trip from Plano, TX to East Stroudsburg, PA with some books as part of a Random Act of Kindness Giveaway and challenged the person to pass on the coin with her own RAK.

I sent this coin on a trip from Plano, TX to Ridgway, PA with some books as part of a Random Act of Kindness Giveaway and challenged the person to pass on the coin with her own RAK.

I sent this coin on a trip from Plano, TX to Appleton, WI with some books as part of a Random Act of Kindness Giveaway and challenged the person to pass on the coin with her own RAK.

I sent this coin on a journey from Plano, TX to Taylor, MO with some books as part of a Random Act of Kindness Giveaway and challenged that person to do a RAK of their own and to pass on the coin.

This coin is being given to a wonderful lady! I’ve had the pleasure of working with her for the past two years...you have such a kind heart; please don’t change! Thank you for everything! Best wishes to you! SLC

This coin is being given to a lady who has always been very kind to me. I’ve had the opportunity to work with her for two years and it has been wonderful. She always helped me whenever I needed it...You are amazing; don’t change! People can see the good in your heart and those that can’t are not deserving of your time. I wish you the best as you continue your new journey. Please stay in touch. SLC

Ein Geschenk für dich

Du bist etwas Besonderes.
Ein duftende Blumenstrauß.
Wie eine Einladung zu einem Gaumenschmaus.

Du bist besonders.
Wie ein glänzender Schatz.
Ein wunderschön singende Spatz.

Du bist eine Königin.
Gerecht und liebend.
Warmherzig durch Klugheit siegend.

Danke, dass du meine Freundin bist.

This coin was passed along to me here at Grace Community Church. I look forward to passing it along to continue the butterfly effect and pay it forward. Serving others is a core principal to humanity.
Bo Beatty

I received this gift of kindness from my Uncle Dennis. This butterfly originated in Coulee Dam Washington and I'm its first stop at Hudson Florida. My uncle and I have only recently in the last couple of years become close. I'm honored that he shared the love with me.

There's no one I'd rather share the love with more then one of my dearest friends, Trish, in Canada...and in memory of Carole, her sister.
...thinking of you with all my heart ❤️

I received this coin from my dear sister....a thoughtful gesture for taking time to travel (from NH to OH) to spend some quality time with her and her husband during the COVID-19 pandemic. Butterflies have a very special place in my family's heart, for my grandmother who passed absolutely loved them. So, whenever we see one, it brings a smile, sometimes a tear, of some wonderful memories.

Hi, I am in kindergarten and I'm learning about kindness. I got my Monarch Butterfly coin from my parents for Christmas. I can't wait to see the amazing journey my coin will have. I hope kindness spreads all around our world.

Hi, I am in 2nd grade and I'm learning about kindness. I got my Monarch Butterfly coin from my parents for Christmas. I can't wait to see the amazing journey my coin will have. I hope kindness spreads all around our world.

I was giving my buddy Max and his dad a haircut, and when I finished, Max handed it to me. He has always been such a nice kiddo to me. I have been cutting his hair since he has started getting haircuts. I always appreciate his kindness. I passed it to my friend Sean, who was so kind to wear his mask always , when I give him cuts. He is always kind to me and has been since the day I met him. Hope everyone can continue to spread kindness, especially in these times ❤️💜 Thanks Max!! Was so cool to get this from you! It made my day

Today I am sending this coin to my dear friend, Jenny. She is always trying to make the world a better place with her kind heart and generosity. I feel so lucky our paths crossed those many years ago and she is still part of my life!

I look forward to seeing the journey of this coin.

Today I am sending this coin to Mary-Regina, one of the kindest people I have met. She is also wicked funny! Mary-Regina makes everyone she meets better and bring great joy to the world. I feel lucky to call her friend and have her in my life.

I look forward to seeing the journey of this coin.

Today I am sending this coin to Erin who is luckily both my sister and friend. Her heart is so giving and generous to all. She spreads kindness wherever she goes with her infectious laugh and smile.

I look forward to seeing the journey of this coin.

Today I am sending this coin to my sister, Joy, who is not only my sister, but luckily my friend as well. She has such a loving, giving heart and deserves all the happiness in the world.

I look forward to following the journey of this coin.

Today I am sending this coin to my dear friend, Pam. She is so kind and generous to everyone and has such a loving heart! I feel lucky we became colleagues and then life-long friends.

I look forward to following the journey of this coin.

Today, I am sending this coin to a friend I've known since I was 16 and is such an important part of my life. Thank you Judi for all your friendship and support over the years and for always demonstrating what kindness and love mean. I love you!

Two years after receiving this coin from our in-laws, we found it amongst some other belongings. We remembered how neat it was when we received the coin and were excited to release it back into "the wild".

To the next recipient - We hope that by receiving this butterfly we were able to bless your life with some kindness. Please spread this kindness by blessing someone else and then passing along the coin to them so the butterfly can continue it's journey. Don't forget to log your experience here and to check back and see how far our butterfly has flown!

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