Coin Stories

I received this coin months ago, but haven't had a chance to look at the note until now. I'm glad I did because it makes me feel appreciated for the work I do with Rescue Pit. Thanks, John!

i’m giving this to my wonderful art teacher who inspired me to follow my passion in creating art 💜 i hope she never forgets how amazing she is :)

Just receive this beautiful coin in the mail from my dear friend, Holly, and am so touched. I really appreciate being part of its journey and will spend some time thinking about who I will release it to down the road.

I have to admit, this coin was so beautiful, that I kept it in my possession for a year. I purchased a large volume of coins in 2019 and released most of them, but I needed one to sit with me for a while. I looked at it on my nightstand each night before I went to bed.

Today, on the 5 year anniversary of my sister's passing, I am mailing this coin to my friend and former colleague, Heidi Daniels. She is such a great person and also loves to spread kindness! I want her to be a part of this coin's journey so she will know she is loved and thought of often.

With this coin, I sent her a package of handmade cards that she can use to continue to spread joy and hugs to those she cares about.

As always, I look forward to seeing where this coin journeys to!

Thank you so much for this beautiful Butterfly coin, how thoughtful and especially that it arrived three days before my 64th birthday. I have been feeling bored, useless and so unmotivated being at home, but having this butterfly in my hand gives me some hope and energy. Blessings Be, dear Bookcrossing friend!

This coin is going to one of my closest friends, Jaime Allen, after the loss of her soul mate boy, Munchkin, who she inherited after from her Uncle Jerry when he died in 2012. Jaime has been there for me in the loss of so many of my own special animals - and in so many other ways - too many to count. She is receiving this butterfly coin to let her know how much I appreciate and treasure her.

Vickie,
Love that we get to spend Mother’s Day together, passing this coin on to you for all the amazing things you do as a mom and grandmother...you are so thoughtful and generous.

Dearest Kelly,

I have hung on to this coin for a year-selfishly because I didn't want to let go of something that you gave me. But it's time to let it fly so I will be passing it on to the Mann family members as you requested. Tomorrow will be a year since you passed and our hearts are so very broken but what a legacy you left us with! This project is so symbolic of all that you are-giving to others and loving unconditionally.

Rather than one good deed, I have made a commitment to make giving a part of my everyday live-something that would come so naturally to you. Since you passed, I dedicated myself even more intensely to my mom and dad's care until they too passed on. I visited mom every day for four months and made sure she was alright. In addition, I made connections with elderly residents at mom's care center and built relationships with the staff. I have been showing a lot of care and love for our graduate student from Nepal-buying her gifts to bring back home, making sure she has enough food, and listening to her as she shares her thoughts on being so far from home. Currently I am reading a book over the phone every week to an elderly family friend in a nursing home. With COVID19 she can't have visitors and so we are reading together and chatting. Finally, the Mann family will go to Grandpa and Grandma's house to clean up their yard as Randy is in such pain with his back.

So my dearest Kelly, I am working so very hard to make giving more a part of who I am-something I learned from you. You continue to inspire me and I miss you every day. Well done good and faithful one.

In love and light,
Beth

I was in FlyDogz in Lincoln Ne when a young woman purchased 2 fly it forwards from me and told me to pass it on! This is amazing! #StayFly #FlyLife

This coin was being mailed to another location, but it fell out of its envelope at the postal processing plant.

Gave this coin to my friend Tyler. Very thankful for his help on all my crazy projects. Thanks TyTy!

During this time of working from home (starting March 2020), I have the privilege of delivering laptops to adult immigrants learning English from home. As long as I'm in their driveway to bring the educational gear anyway, I offer a few other basic essentials: soap, TP, eggs, rice, bananas, homemade donated masks. They must feel loved by this small gesture because they smile and sometimes jump up and down. I'm so grateful to share.

I found this butterfly in the amazingly beautiful little town of Redcrest on the Avenue if the Giants💖 it was a gorgeous day and summer is upon us in the Redwoods!! I Will move this along soon

I just received the coin from my granddaughter

Today I was sad then I got this coin as a gift from my friend Brinley! She thought I needed a smile and I did! Seeing Brinley made me smile too! I hope I can pass along the coin to my other friend who is missing her friends too!

I got this coin from my Mommom in 2019. She gave it to me as a gift. I hope to be able to pass it onto a friend and bring them happiness. Please pay it forward and continue to pass on this coin. Let’s see how far it gets!
-Brinley

I received this coin from my daughter-in-law, Susan, who is a loving, caring person who likes to spread joy. I will send it on to my sister, Janice, who (I hope) will send it on to her granddaughter. Sharon

My name is Joe Chiti. It is April 2020. I am a 15-year old boy and I found this coin in Zambia, AFRICA. I live in Village of Hope. I would like become an artist/musician in the future.

I'm the second person to get the coin!

I received my coin from my Niece, Mara, who is one of the kindest, loving, ambitious young ladies I have ever met. I love her so much!! She is a role model to how the world should be.

I have received this butterfly coin from my best friend Samantha Bush. Who will always have a place in my heart. There are many more family vacations, camping trips, BBQs, and birthday's to spend together with our family. Samantha is a daughter to my dad, mother to my kids, and a sister to my husband and me. And would not have it any other way. I love you girl.
I have been holding on to this butterfly coin long enough. I feel this is the right time to pass the coin on to one of my co-workers during this pandemic outbreak.
Ciff Nininger, I am giving you this butterfly coin to keep spreading kindness. I am intrusting you with this coin until you find the right person to pass it on to. Cliff you have showed alot of smiles , love , friendship, and kindness from your heart. Ciff you are a great friend that anyone can ask for. As this hospital we work together in family of love, kindness, and hope that has made are Doctors, Nurse's, CNAs, Housekeeper's, X-ray, Lab, and all other hospital employee's come together "STRONGER" and "UNITED".

Mitzi, Thank you for your contribution to the FBCS Food Bank.
Do Good & Fly On!
Hillary

I sent this coin to another book group member who has been very patient as I get a package to her that was sent to the wrong address.

I passed this coin onto a member of The Brenda Novak Book Group on 4/17/20 to South Ogden, UT with the $10 Starbuck's Gift Card that I received with it to pass along.

I recieved this coin from a dear friend and now I'm sending it one to another dear friend. I have put prayers of faith, health, wholeness and happiness on this coin for all who encounter it. Please feel free to add your own. Sending love and peace to all.

Gave this coin to my niece on her Birthday.
Love this girl so much, she is my hero!

Adding location

This coin found me via Covid-19, a generous co-worker made 4 masks for my family and sent the coin to remind us to pay it forward. This prompted me to send a Target gift card to a person in need during these crazy times. Will send on ward from White Bear Lake Minnesota.

After careful tutelage and precise training, Kaci Murringer completed her first IDITAROD under our kennel name (17th-Dog.com) as an apprentice. I have given Kaci this coin as she begins to embark on another epic trip! She will be driving nearly 4,000 miles from AK to MI holding onto this very coin before she passes it on. LET KINDNESS PREVAIL AND SHINE ON! Do good an Fly on!

I am dedicating this Monarch Butterfly coin to my mother Doris. Her generosity and love of nature makes this butterfly coin a fitting tribute to her. Love you Mom! Keep this coin moving with good deeds!

I am sending this coin to my daughter, Carly, as she is having a hard time with this virus and trying to plan a wedding.

This is where the coin started!

Hi, this butterfly coin is currently/started in Spokane Washington. Due to the Covid-19 virus, I can only hope this coin spreads kindness. So, please take care and spread the love!

I am going to mail this to my grandmother in California so this coin can keep going to new people!!She is always going out of her way to help other people.

I got this from a friend helping me and I will give it to my friend to keep this going on!!!

Passed it on to Everyone's Mom in Huron, Ohio for all they things she does for the school and community. 4/3/2020

Sending the coin off to Canada to a fellow BookCrosser who loves Random Acts of Kindness.

Passing this coin to my beautiful daughter. She is love and light in my life.

March 20, 2020 - I've learned good hearts are hard to come by and if you listen well enough, people will tell you exactly who they are. I've also learned that silence is a very valuable weapon if wielded the right way and some people just aren't strong enough to use it. This coin has brought me peace in the most unbelievable ways and for that, I am thankful.

I have just received the coin from a loved one. As someone who is struggling strongly with depression, I will hold the coin until I feel happy again, then I plan to pass it onto a friend who is in need. :)

Yesterday, I headed to the drive-through pharmacy to pick up a prescription for an unexpected medical issue. As we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, I realize how important our pharmacy is to us and how the workers there are going above and beyond to handle the extra onslaught of people, many of whom are panicked, trying to get the medicine they need during this time. I had waited in line for at least 20 minutes (the line was that long) and as I pulled up to the drive through window, an employee named Sierra greeted me kindly. I noticed that she was late in her pregnancy and that the line inside the store was just as long as in the drive through line. She was also answering the phone calls coming in..... After she gave me my prescription, I said "I know this is unusual, but I want to give you this butterfly coin. Someone gave it to me for an act of kindness that I gave to her. I am giving this to you because what you are doing right now matters to so many people. I appreciate it and thank you." A big smile came over Sierra's face and she said "Thank you so much. That means a lot." It was a brief moment, yet so very powerful. We are all connected. Our words and actions matter to each other. Now more than ever, may we know that to be true.

I received this coin in June 2019 from Alicia. Alicia's is the daughter of the woman who received a kidney from me on 4/29/19.

I found out about Mari from a local TV station covering a fundraiser to help Mari with her medical costs related to her kidney disease. Mari had a poster displayed, behind her, looking for a donor. Mari was very emotional when she said she wanted to be "here" for when Alicia gets married and for her grandchildren. Her story and plea brought me to tears as I just had my second grandson on 3/5/18. I immediately called the phone number and realized I was one of the blood type she needed. I went that very afternoon and started the first of many tests to be a match for Mari!

I am happy to say that, as of this writing on 3/17/20, Mari and I are both healthy and fully recovered. I witnessed her daughter's wedding and Mari's joy as she was able to be present and healthy!

We dropped this beautiful wooden butterfly coin in geocache GC803E7, Mark's 4th cache. We hope someone who needs it will get it next! Thanks for sharing!

I found this marvelous token in the most amazing forest that I have been blessed to grow up in my whole life for that blessing this beautiful Monarch will be placed back in one of the most astonishing redwood forest this beautiful Humboldt nation has to offer

I've always had this thing for butterflies my entire life something has always drawn me to them and my daughter knows how much I love butterflies and anything to do with them and what they symbolize. So she gave me this coin almost a year ago for my birthday well as a small portion of my birthday present but little did she know it was my favorite piece of the whole thing and then I realized what it was and what it was part of and that made it all more beautiful and amazing...

Just received this beautiful coin from my niece Kelsi. What a beautiful gesture it is. I am going to pass it on
to my sister Lori in Hurley, South Dakota.

This coin was given to me to pass on with a random act of kindness! I’m very excited to pass it forward and follow its journey!

We found this proxy butterfly coin in a geocache. It was geocache #GC31HQ6 called Stargate San Diego. We were on vacation. We have brought it home to southern Arizona. After we show it to family, we will pass it along.

Phenomenal puddingstone owl pendant and gorgeous butterfly coin, gifted to me by a sweet friend...as a thank you for doing what I love best, doing art, sharing art and providing art therapy for health and wellness.
peace
thank you so much!

I received this coin from my lovely Uncle Bill who has a heart of gold. He does so much for his family and community and it often goes unrecognized. Thank you for all you do, Uncle Bill. I’m passing this coin on to my Aunt Lisa; she also has a kind soul. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me over the years! Xoxo Kelsi

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