Coin Stories

I received this coin from Fatu Harris for been kind and caring for others. We both work at Good Shepperd home in Watford City.

Brother Mike, the CPA, will receive this coin in his mail about 1/14/19. It is sent for his birthday, the 10th, with love to Mike and all good wishes for those the coin encounters in its happy travels! Mike knows so many people in southern California, and he does so many nice things for people, that it will be hard for him to decide who will become the next owner of this transitional butterfly. Hope whoever looks up this coin on the web will keep on telling it's flight story!

Bought this coin for with a very special friend in my life. Although we live far apart,we know each other like we lived next door. My special friend became a grandma for the first time so it was so easy to surprise her with a “just because” gift.

I was given this butterfly coin by a dear friend. I love butterflies so it was a great gift. Once I read more about the coin I realized I had to pass this on to another person and do an act of kindness. My first thought I don't want to give it way. Second thought what act of kindness can I do for another? So I thought and prayed about this. This morning I knew who was to get the butterfly coin. I have a very special family who's son/brother died on January 14th two years ago. I wanted to give them this butterfly coin to let them know I was thinking and praying for them.

I am giving this coin to a friend who is one of the kindest people I have ever known as a gift for her birthday. We live in the same town, but hopefully this coin will travel widely and leave great memories of acts of kindness wherever it lands.

This Butterfly Coin is (# 11) and will travel on a journey to Maine to meet with Gail and Norman Weston. Gail is my older sister and was the first recipient of "A Gift From the Heart" series that l started a few years ago. A gift from the heart is when I would send something special to a deserving person without them knowing where it came from. These coins are similar and help keep acts of kindness moving forward.

This Butterfly Coin (# 10) will travel to Maine to my wifes younger sister Ann Carver. Ann and her husband Ray belong to a snowmobile and 4 wheeler club. They spend many hours each year working with the community to make these sport events better for everyone to enjoy. I am sure she will find someone doing an act of kindness and will be able to pass this amazing coin on it's journey.

I bought this coin as a gift for a friend and will be mailing it to her.

The story continues as I was then blessed to be apart of Katie 10th Birthday one week later! After I have traveled the 16 hours home. God is Great!

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This Coin took its first journey New Year Eve 2018. A beautiful smart young girl of the age of 9 about to turn 10 met me on the doorstep of there to be new home. I was blessed to be invited to come help with the project of remodeling this home. After driving 10 hours to be with this special family, I would be blessed to see God work many amazing wonders over the next few days. One of which was the blessings of this family! Getting to spend New year with them. Receiving the best gift life can offer. That is of true friendship, Love, kindness, gratitude! From being able to help teach, build, and feel what it is like to have a family. From an amazing lunch at Mexican restaurant, to night of fun, latter, music, games with a family that has taken my breath away with love! Self sacrifice of (Irina’s) mother giving up her bed for me. Then the adventure of seeing the project which was going down a wrong path turn 360 degrees as God used me to bless them. As they were getting blessed I received the biggest blessing of them all! The opportunity to see God at WORK first and foremost, but that turning into one of the deepest Loves I have ever felt in my life. For a beautiful girl who is much like me in many ways (Katie) and the impact she is having as support to me and her mom. Her mother who I met in airport heading to help children on the border of Mexico just 3 weeks before. (Irina) is one special Mom! I have been blessed to see her many talents. From the hard work she does each day at the office to the self sacrifice of being there for her friends. Her talents with stretching her money and in fashion. She is one of the most beautiful ladies I have laid eyes on but her Heart shines so brightly that her beauty is dim in comparison. Shining her caring heart for all around her. This love stems from our Father in Heaven who I see brightly within you! This is topped by her devotion to her mom and daughter who she treasure and devoted to. I have been blessed to get to know many amazing people over the years. You are one of the top! I see something amazing within you and the Lord our God has to! Shined down on you with love and kindness for all you are doing in your life! Thank you for sharing this with me!! For in life, it is not about where you live, what you have, but the people you love and touch by that love! I am honored to have received this gift! I treasure it and will pay it forward. But words can't express the love I have gained by being apart of your family this night! The amazing dinner / lunch and quality time New Year Day. The amazing gift I received New Year eve! To our steak lunch and playing heads up 7 up with both Katie and Irina! You both will always hold one of the most special places in my heart! The days that followed are some of the best of my life!!! Thank you for your love. Thank you for accepting me! And allowing God to work through me to help you this week! May God bless you with all the riches of His Love and Grace for all that you have done! May God be Glorified by this journey as it has started with an opportunity to serve and has left off with love inexpressible by words. Praise Be to GOD Almighty!

I bought the Butterfly Coins to start the butterfly effect. Today, my community had a Food & Essentials Drive to help local folks who are impacted by the US government shutdown. The event was co-sponsored by the Caring Acts of Kindness Everywhere (CAKE) group. I took a couple of boxes of different foods as well as some paper towels, toilet paper and feminine protection products. I gave this coin to one of the volunteers at the church who was helping to collect the donations and asked her to pass it on when she does another act of kindness.

Thank you sooo much to the wonderful Kizzar family for pull us out of the ditch today!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼 . You are all a God Send and helping us today we can’t say thank you enough.
Lyons native and friend of mine is co-founder of ButterflyCoins. I always carry one.

My husband and our family were traveling to Hutchinson and found a car in a ditch. We passed by but my husband felt he needed to turn around. If we were in their shoes we would sure hope someone would stop and help us. They were traveling to see their dad in the hospital, he just broke his hip. A bell rang for me and I realized this was Amy’s family! I used to work with Amy at the Sterling clinic. Small world! Blake got them out safely and this nice man gave us this coin. How cool, we have never heard of this and will definitely be passing it on. Prayers for your dad!

This is the first of 20 coins that I purchased in hopes to spread the kindness message it is meant for. I honestly do not know whom will receive it yet, but plan on carrying it with me until I come across its destiny.
Its journey will begin in Chuluota, Florida...

This Butterfly coin (#9) will by fluttering it's way North to the great state of Maine. It will end it's journey in the mail box of my sister Linda. Linda always shows acts of kindness everyday as she is very active with Hospice care and helping to find homes for stray animals. She is the one that sent my the link to this experiment. I am a huge collector of Geocoins (over 5000) and like to send them out on journeys around the world. I have sponsored many Geocoin races around the world through Geocaching and have made many friends throughout the world. I like the idea and awareness these coins will bring as they are passed forward.

January 11, 2019 Chris Kuse, East Troy, Wisconsin.

This coin is being released in memory of Miss Chaeley R. from Nebraska. I never met Chaeley (she is the daughter of a friend of mine from high school) but from the stories I have read it was clear that she brought joy everywhere she went; just like a butterfly!

Please do a random act of kindness (R.A.K)and pass this coin along and be sure to log your R.A.K so Chaeley's family can follow this coins journey and know that their daughter/sister/granddaughter/niece/friend continues to spread joy and happiness. Prayers to Chaeley's family and I hope this coin helps their hearts heal.

Thank you!

This coin was gifted to me by one of Lauren's great points of light. I am an HR Manager for our Company, and as such, I have the privilege of hiring some of the best folks on the planet. Our Fabrication Facility and jobsites are full of fitters, welders, and other crafts who have the biggest hearts and spread the love of Christ and joy of life wherever they go. I love offering jobs to people who have sometimes been through a rough patch. Second chances are one of God's biggest blessings, and I am a grateful girl because of His mercy.

I am now gifting my coin to one of the most compassionate and hard working person I know. Cindy E is a nurse who changes lives every day with her knowledge and care. Thank you, Cindy! Now send this butterfly coin on its wings of kindness!

This is the 8th coin that I will pass along. It was given to another special Lauren family member to pass forward in the hope it will bring smiles to each and everyone it comes in contact with. Thanks Gail for all you do to help make our company geeat!

Just received my butterfly coins today. Can't wait to give them away and watch them fly! Don't want my address to be public, but I will say they are going out from Glendale, AZ. Much love to all who receive one!

Bought 10 coins to gift and share. This one went to my sister to thank her for being my walking partner at Midland Mall on these winter days.

Thank you Teresa for being such a great friend, you don’t know how much you guys mean to me. Thank you for this coin and I will be sure to pass it on with all this craziness that’s going on in this town.

Pastor John loaded up my car with groceries for a family in Fernley, NV who is struggling with health issues and overwhelming debt. It was way and beyond the normal food donation, as it was bags and bags of food to hold them over. He gave me this coin to pass on to someone else. I hope this coins story continues!!

Ready to start this journey.

Ready to start this journey.

This concept caught my attention and I put it on my "to do" list. In December a dear friend lost her daughter in a car accident. This inspired me to buy a dozen coins to keep her memory alive through the Butterfly Effect.
This coin is my first to set free. They are SO beautiful and the concept is something I believe in wholeheartedly. Kudos to Ron and Bruce for making it possible to be involved in something so beautiful and positive.
Carrying a coin keeps me going with a generous attitude when I go out into the crazy world we live in today and I LOVE being a part of this project.

I just received this coin in the mail. The sender, whoever it might be, can not know how very kind this gesture is and how much it means to me TODAY. This afternoon I received a message that a dear and sweet friend passed away. I was having a difficult day, still am, and to be honest, this coin brought tears to my eyes...but they were thankful tears. Someone thought of ME in this very special way. Whoever you are...I can not thank you enough. I will pay it forward.

I was pleasantly surprised to receive this coin from my Aunt Sally. About her: she is someone who is nice to everyone. Some people don't think that's possible, but she is proof that there are some folks in the world who are kind and loving without expecting anything in return. My Dad passed away in November and Sally has been a consistent companion to my Mom (even before then) and helps her with things when I can't. This particular day, my kids & I were meeting my Mom, my brother, and Sally for breakfast. Sally always has some new little trinket to show us, so it didn't occur to me that this was any different. I was really touched that she passed this to me. She also treated all of us to breakfast! What a great treat! As time passes, so many things change...our big family isn't as close as it used to be...so I am truly thankful for the cherished moments to share with loved ones. Thank you, Sally, for always passing on love...not only through your gifts but just by being you.

My name is Bryant and I recieved this coin from a woman named Kim. I cannot thank her enough as well as the makers of these coins! I was just doing my job, and for someone to go out of their way to say thank you by giving me this coin felt so good. I look forward to finding someone and passing it on! No matter what I hear or see I choose to believe whole heartedly that there will always be more GOOD than there is bad.

This is my third coin. I look forward to sharing it with others!
I try to live the pay it forward lifestyle.

I received this coin, along with four others, from my wife and best friend, a paradigm of thoughtfulness and generosity. She bought dozens to give out to folks and I was honored to start off with a handful. Can't wait to send this coin on its way to the next bearer and see what ground it breaks (or mends) along the road!

I received this coin, along with four others, from my wife and best friend, a paradigm of thoughtfulness and generosity. She bought dozens to give out to folks and I was honored to start off with a handful. Can't wait to send this coin on its way to the next bearer and see what ground it breaks (or mends) along the road!

I received this coin, along with four others, from my wife and best friend, a paradigm of thoughtfulness and generosity. She bought dozens to give out to folks and I was honored to start off with a handful. Can't wait to send this coin on its way to the next bearer and see what ground it breaks (or mends) along the road!

I received this coin, along with four others, from my wife and best friend, a paradigm of thoughtfulness and generosity. She bought dozens to give out to folks and I was honored to start off with a handful. Can't wait to send this coin on its way to the next bearer and see what ground it breaks (or mends) along the road!

I received this coin, along with four others, from my wife and best friend, a paradigm of thoughtfulness and generosity. She bought dozens to give out to folks and I was honored to start off with a handful. Can't wait to send this coin on its way to the next bearer and see what ground it breaks (or mends) along the road!

Just bought coin

I received this coin from Becky, for taking good care of her mother at the Good Shepherd Home. I want to say thank you and that I truly appreciate it, I will pass it on!

I was given this coin by WC real estate and can't wait to share it with someone new. I have the perfect person my Mom has such a sweet caregiver. Great idea

tmcgarcia, sorry I forgot to log in but was able to edit and add this note ---- Tonight, 01/08/2019, I passed this coin on to a very special friend. I know she will love this kind deed and will love to be involved in this coin's journey. I didn't have an act of kindness to go with the coin but I know that she knows I will do anything I can for her!

This is the first of 12 coins I bought to start the New Year. It will be the one I give away first to be released out into the world to spread kindness and compassion.

This coin was given as a Christmas gift to family. Their family is young and has grown. Their hearts are filled with love and will pass this coin with the same.

Sitting in a Waffle House in GA reading up on this program. Love my sister for getting the family involved.

Jody has been my go-to nail lady for bullet proof gel manicures and pedicures for the past year or so. Our paths crossed through a mutual friend (thank-you Nikki:)) and we hit it off immediately! She is a beautiful, authentic, loving soul who shares her talents in the nail salon as well as through therapeutic yoga. We have spent many hours sharing our spiritual and life journeys. The conversation is non-stop while we are together and at times has been very therapeutic for me. I gifted this Ulysses Butterfly Coin along with a gift certificate for "Float Spokane" http://www.floatspokane.com/ so she can try out a float in a private self-contained pod, filled with magnesium saturated, body temperature water for an hour!! Jody, I hope you enjoy this amazing, relaxing, and meditative experience as much as I did! By the way, there is great Japanese Restaurant around the corner, that is a fantastic way to end your day!! Do Good & Fly On my friend!

I'm sending this coin to my friend Lydia who is always touching people's lives in wonderful ways. I can't wait to see where she sends this coin and the stories it will be able to tell.

This coin will go to one of three friends I'll be meeting for lunch on January 8th. I'll be interested to find out how my friends will touch other lives and where the coin will go. I should note that I totally forgot the coin on the 8th, and didn't give them to my friends until the 18th when we celebrated Vicki's birthday. I wished, after I gave them away, that I had made a spread sheet of the numbers and who got them, but now that I see how it works with the notifications, it really doesn't matter. What a wonderful, sweet encouragement this will be to your friend, P! That is you! wonderful, sweet and encouraging!

Following wife's coin as well as a great-niece, great-nephew, and 2 grandsons.

Received this from a friend, sooo pretty!

So Hank's and Peggy's act of kindness. Was also not random:) they hosted me and my friend. Feeding us:) and showing tons of hospitality. Thank you Hank and Peggy!! 👍👍

I received this coin and was caught off guard with it. I think this is really cool. I am grateful to have been chosen as a recipient of this coin. I feel that this is a great way to let people know that they are appreciated for what they do. What a great way to pass/pay it forward. I will pass the coin on to a person that goes above and beyond on a daily basis. This person is a pleasure to work with and truly cares about everyone and is someone you want in your corner. I will pass this coin on to Deann.

So the act of kindness that was done for me was very intentional, not random. My daughter Charis traveled all the way from Sandpoint, ID to my home in Virginia. It was one of the most lovely kindnesses that I could receive for my birthday.

Today is January 7, 2019. It is my birthday. I have received this coin from my dear daughter. It’s been a beautiful day with a hike and with lots of love and laughter. I am so thankful and so blessed by our gracious Lord.
Hank

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