Coin Stories

Very good friend gave me the coin to brighten my day. Was having a family problem and her thoughtfulness meant so much.

This coin is being given to Mr. Tom Tilford on 11/3/19, as he is very kindly driving me from Grand Ledge, MI to Grand Rapids MI airport so I can join my husband in Florida for the winter. Thanks, Tom, this is very special!!! Hopefully, you enjoy passing this coin which spreads kindness on to another so the monarch can continue its flight. Again, thank you. Sally

Grief comes in many forms and you can even grieve someone you have never met. I never got to meet the father of the man that I love for reasons only he knows. I wanted to write my thoughts and hope in some way my messages get to him so he knows how much I appreciate his teachings. He raised an amazing man who has lost his way and does not believe in himself. I have loved this man for many years and we often joked it was more like lifetimes. We have known each other for decades but our love is not meant to be….at least in this lifetime. I come to this Barrancas cemetary to pay my respects for closure and to ask you to watch over BWR as he tries to navigate this world without you. I have tried to be there for him, but he simply does not want me in his life. He will forever be branded on me and in my heart. Your son brought me back to life at a time when I had lost all feeling and hope of ever loving another man. For that, I will always be thankful and wish I could do the same for him. I spent several years loving him from a distance and wished I was enough. I have decided to let him go, not because I do not love him, but because I love him enough to let him be happy without my interference. I miss him daily, but know he is better off with me faded into a memory. He misses you so much and I know he is questioning a lot of decisions left for him. Please watch over him and guide him back to living his best life. I will end this with something I wrote for him a few years ago so he knew how much he meant to me. Sadly, I never got to meet you, but want you to know how much I adore and love your son. One day, I hope he can see how absolutely wonderful he really is.
Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, we have the watch.

"This Man"
Who is this man who has stolen my heart?
25 years and we have yet to part.
We started as friends and maintained that for years,
A trip to the North and the line disappears.
An undeniable connection and mutual respect,
Fate had no doubt we would one day connect.
This man has seen pain and he tries not to dwell,
He uses his humor as part of his shell.
He thinks he can hide it, but I know him too well.
This man is so brave; he’s dedicated to serve,
He’s never been given the praise he deserves.
This man knows the risk when he leaves home each day,
But he straps on his gear and still goes 10-8.
This man is my knight, without the white steed
His badge is his armor and his love’s all I need.
This man’s not alone; it’s him plus two,
The boy is his clone and she’s Punky Boo.
He’s protective of them, and fears they’ll be torn
But, I already love them as if they’re my own.
This man has eyes so blue and so bright,
I’ve often joked, they’re my kryptonite.
Our love is still new, there’s much left to give.
Forever by his side is where I will live.

This coin will go to the most generous person I know... Eileen Schneider, she has stuck with me through the horror of several strokes, has been by my side in god knows so many hospitals and never complains! She is also a "Mimi" to some 7 grandchildren and they are always on the top of her mind and warm smiles and hugs for each of them. Her two sons are her pride and joy, she will boast about each of them whenever given a chance... just ask! To everybody she is compassionate and her smile radiates caring and warmth, but don't cross her and if you do she will expect an apology with a follow up of what you did wrong LOL cant help but love this woman.

Hello! My name is Maurice, I received the butterfly coin a couple of months ago from Cynde. Cynde is an awesome friend! I am honored to be a part of the club. I choose Tenisha as the next recipient, she is a cashier on our front end :)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

We are soooo excited to read your message!!!
Love from Mr. Campbell & Mrs. Sandborg's Class
Raritan, NJ

This butterfly coin has already logged some miles! I received it from my nephew Ben, his wife Maria, and their two children, Adam and Corina. I live in Wisconsin but was visiting my two sisters in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, such a beautiful area! It was so wonderful to see my nephew and his family again during that visit, and I really appreciated the time they took to drive several hours to spend time with me since I had not seen them for several years. They are all so positive and giving! After my visit I drove back to my home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with one sister. I will keep the coin with me as a reminder of their love, and one day I will be happy to pass it off to someone else who has shown me a memorable act of kindness!

Gifted to my sister-in-law for all the good and kindness she always gives freely to us. Having lunch with her today.

Thanks for helping organize my van, it was really nice to meet you! Can’t wait to hangout again when I get back

To a very nice lady named Malissa. I know both of our mothers liked butterflies. Please keep this as a reminder in their honor. Feel free to pass this coin on to another special person. Cindy

To my Husband, Mike: You are my everything and more. I love you forever. Cindy.

This coin was purchased in 2019 and given to Ethan Corrales who is 12 years old at the time. He's an amazing young man who I am encouraging to be the difference he wants to be in the world, he will pass this coin as a thank you to someone who showed kindness to another.

This coin was purchased in 2019 and given to my daughter Eva who is 6 yrs old at the time. I encourage Eva to always be kind, to do good deeds when she can, and to thank those who give kindness as well. She will give this coin as a thank you to someone of her choosing. We live in Raritan, NJ.

Received from Kim at the Toy Room with a sparkly brontosaurus. It made me soooooo happy. I cannot wait to pass the kindness on!

A classroom of fifth grade students decided to bring in items to donate to a local food pantry.

I received my coin from my principals at Eisenhower Intermediate School in Bridgewater, New Jersey. They provided the coins to initiate Acts of Kindness in our school. I am a 6th-grade language arts teacher and a mom of a 2nd-grade teacher, who teaches in Lynn, Massachusettes. My students were asked to show their kindness by donating a gently used book that they enjoyed when they were a bit younger. We collected many Magic Tree House and Junie B. Jones books along with others that promote early reading. Hopefully, the children receiving these books will be encouraged to read more knowing these books came from their teacher's mom's students. Happy Reading!!

What the Caterpillar perceives as the end, to the butterfly is just the beginning 🦋

A man who asked me for a couple grocery store items, including a turkey sandwich received this coin along with it. I am grateful I was able to help and tell him he will be in my prayers.

This coin is given to two amazing people. Mr. & Mrs. Harris of Tallassee, AL 36078. We were in search for our forever home and they have the perfect place. They opened their home to us as strangers to review all options to make it ours. Unfortunately, we weren't able to make it work. We still felt like they were family and their hearts are full of kindness. We pass this coin on to show our appreciate them for their kindness.

I take care of my neighbour since she lost her homemate. She lives alone, without any relatives or friends near by. Every saturday and sometimes also between the week, when I have the feeling she needs a talk I invite her for a cup of coffee. Now she needs to have surgery and I care for her and her home. This is only one of the things I spend time with people in need.
Thanks to Anne-in-uk. The coin will go back to USA again. God bless good friends.
Gusti.

Aneela and Esme examined the coin. They are 5 and 3, they love butterfly's and they love coins. They are thinking of a friend to share this coin with... to be continued.

Gifted to my long time friend for being so kind and giving to me. Thanks for all you do.

Gifted this coin to my sister in law and best friend for all the good and kindness she has freely given to me.

Gifted this coin to my sister-in-law for all the good and kindness she always gives freely to us.

HI! Today our class is starting with our first butterfly coin project!!!! We hope our coin will pass on to other people around the world and that we can track the coin as it moves!!!!

My dad gave this coin to me in order to encourage the spread of kind acts, and witness their results. Today, my dad left work early to go for a walk at a state park with me. Living in New York, my dad knows that I don't get to enjoy nature as often, and wanted to make sure I got to experience the fall weather.

This coin is starting it's journey in honour of a dear friends 50th birthday. May it travel near and far with love and joy to all who receive it!

I bought this coin to teach my 4th grade students the power of kindness and how a simple act of kindness can create a ripple effect. Please pay it forward so my students can witness the power of the butterfly effect.

I bought this coin to teach my 4th grade students the power of kindness and how a simple act of kindness can create a ripple effect. Please pay it forward so my students can witness the power of the butterfly effect.

Hi my name is Cindy.
I’m a patient at CTCA in Atlanta. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in April 2017. I have been cancer free for 2 years now. I want to pass my hope and prayers to others. May God bless you and your doctors. ✝️
Peace and love to you! 💟☮️

Hi my name is Cindy.
I’m a patient at CTCA in Atlanta. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in April 2017. I have been cancer free for 2 years now. I want to pass my hope and prayers to others. May God bless you and your doctors. ✝️
Peace and love to you! 💟☮️

Hello!
We are 4th grade students at John F. Kennedy School in New Jersey. Our school is interested in the Butterfly Effect, which means that a kind act can lead to more positive vibes in the world! We think this Butterfly Coin is super cool and beautiful. Please pass this coin to someone along with a kind act. We hope you'll add your story and we look forward to seeing where it goes!

Sincerely,
Mrs. R's Class

It was a small gesture, but I paid for the order behind me at Starbucks and left a coin for them to pass it forward

I got this coin at a film festival in Butte, Montana and passed it onto someone in Missoula Montana after helping him film a video.

Oct. 19, 2019 - Karen Baker is a warm, wonderful and kind lady. I had the pleasure of meeting her at an Honor Flight orientation. Honor Flights are flights that take Veterans from World War II, the Korean War, etc., and go to the nation’s capitol to visit the Veteran’s Memorial and National Cemetery, at no cost to the Veteran. Karen is a tireless volunteer who is there for the Veterans from the time they get on the waiting list until they take the flight and even after they return. She often will step up and be a Guardian on the flight and take control of the trip while in DC. For these reasons, and many more, I am passing on the Butterfly Coin for her to enjoy and eventually pass on to another worthy candidate.
Jerry Sorrells

Mona still has this coin since I gave it to her in Anaheim... May she pass the coin on to others with a prayer and act of kindness!

Angela still has this coin since I gave it to her in Anaheim... May she pass the coin on to others with a prayer and act of kindness!

Edie still has this coin since I gave it to her in Pasadena... May she pass the coin on to others with a prayer and act of kindness!

Terry still has this coin since I gave it to him at Good Shepherd church ... May he pass the coin on to others with a prayer and act of kindness!

I met Linda at Aslan's Place 🦁Academy 2019 and I knew I met a powerful woman of God. I am so glad I got to spend time getting to know you during our time at the Academy. I will miss seeing your smiling face. See you soon my new friend!! 💜

Now it is your turn to pass this coin onto others along with a prayer and act of kindness!

Love, Mari 🦋

P.S. Linda, remember ...

You are called! You are Chosen! You will do the unimaginable! 🦁🕊🐎
Now is the Time! 10-15-19 3:23 PM PST

I am giving this coin to a new friend I have met at Aslan's Place🦁Academy, October 2019.

I gave this coin to a wonderful couple that led me to an encounter with Jesus Christ ✝️ as they treated me to a delicious dinner during our time at Aslan's Place 🦁 Academy in October 2019. Basil and Yvonne are two of the most warmest, caring people one can hope to meet. I hope to one day spend time with them in Perth, Australia 🇦🇺 and visit the Church they Pastor. I am truly blessed to be able to call them friends!! 💗

Basil and Yvonne, remember ...

You are called! You are Chosen! You will do the unimaginable! 🦁🕊🐎
Now is the Time! 10-15-19 3:23 PM PST

Love, Mari 🦋

May all who receive this coin be blessed immensely!

I am giving this coin to new friends I have met at Aslan's Place 🦁 Academy, October 2019.

I received this coin today from my friend, Pam Patsch, as a birthday gift. I plan to carry it with me until I find someone to give it to, so this story is to be continued.

This coin is being passed to a most beautiful lady, inside and out, for the kindness she continues to show to my 94-year-old mother. She has lifted my mother's heart, and touched our souls and we are very grateful.

This coin was given to me by a lady in the path of grace rehabilitation program. My mother was her roommate and she told me this women didn’t have any support and was loosing her two children, I made the woman a gift basket and Bought several outfits for her children before She lost them to foster care. It was nice to see her still push forward in her recovery regardless of all the pain her past mistakes were causing her. She give me this coin because it’s all she had to repay me with. I pray who ever has this coin makes a little impact on someone’s life regardless of their past we are all human and should love one another.

The first 5th grade parent passed this coin on to me. I'll share two ways in which I helped someone recently. The first situation was part of an organized event, in which volunteers deliver care packages of homemade soup and bread to a member of our temple community - could be someone who is sick, had a death in the family, etc. Much of the time the volunteer drops off the care package and leaves. I made a delivery to an elderly woman who had recently moved into a retirement home, and instead of "dropping and running," we sat down in the common room and had a lovely visit for around 15-20 minutes. I think she really appreciated the outreach from the temple, and the opportunity to socialize with someone who was interested in what she had to say.
Second situation - I was picking up my car from the dealer after some repairs. The person I needed was helping a dad, who had his young daughter (3 years old) with him. The daughter was distracting them a little bit, but nothing out of the ordinary. Until she picked up the stapler and the employee had to take it away (not the father). This continued a few more times, still the father did nothing. I went over and took the stapler from her, brought her a foot or two away from the desk, and started playing with her so the employee and the dad could finish their business. Funny thing was, this random act of kindness was GREATLY appreciated by the employee. Not sure the dad even noticed!

Received at my retirement ceremony on 27SEP2019 from a friend with high energy, and a positive outlook :-) Thank you!

Looking for a good opportunity to pass this along and track the journey.

I am giving this coin to honor Ginger on Boss's Day.
Awesome BOSSome! She's the best.

This coin was given to me for my birthday in Portland, Oregon, by a dear friend.

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