Coin Stories

I am giving this coin to my nurse Julia because she has been on of the kindest people I have ever met. She has helped me and my baby through my pregnancy and afterwards and I know I wouldn’t have been able to do this without her. Thank you so much for everything you do Julia! -Cassidy

Hi my name is jackie callahan. It was honor too receive this coin from my dear friend / coworker edna. Its amazing too feel loved when you least expect it. Since i had this coin i have tooken extra time too help a very close friend of mine ,who was in need of encouragement and extra love. I will be passing this coin along thid weekend coming to someone who is very special too me in my work place. Again i am thankful this coin has came into my life at the moment it did.

I received this Beautiful coin from a Beautiful Lady with Love and Kindness in her heart❤️! Just ask her how her garden grows!!.........and I am just a simple kind of girl in search of Nirvana! Peace*Love*Happiness to all who receive this coin!!

I gave this coin to the sweetest and most honest soul I have ever known. We have been best friends for over 20 years and seriously have been to hell and back. Carole...I love you with all my heart and never would’ve made it this far without you.

5/10/19 Our family went to West Virginia for a "memory-making" Mothers' Day trip. Our oldest son gave us (his parents) this coin in thanks for planning a very special time for train rides, radio telescopes, table games, hikes, and more.

Sanford, MI 5-20-19
My best friend Leah gave to me. We have been friends for 20+ yrs. We have had more than our fair share of struggles in our own personal lives. But our friendship survives them all! 💕

I received this butterfly coin from doug Hawkins in Sandpoint, ID and giving it to De for her kindness, thoughtful giving of starter plants for my garden. Thank you De!

Thrilled to be a part of this journey and to spread kindness! I will be passing it on!
Ruth :)

Registering this coin! So excited to see the kindness and happiness it will bring! ❤️

I received this coin on Mother’s Day in San Diego, CA. It was a wonderful reminder of the effect of kindness 😊 I am so excited to pass the coin and kindness forward. I hope it brings joy to many all over the world!

Im giving this coin to my new roommate. I waited 5 months to finally find the best roommate a girl could want. He is a very nice human being and im lucky to have him in my life at this time.He randomly does acts of kindness when he gives me items that help me grow my financial security.

GrowMilkweedPlants, you sincerely did make my day by presenting the Butterfly Effect coin to me. I luv traveling on Southwest Airlines...I've watched you over the years always treat the passengers as if they are your own family. You are a kind and gentle soul. I can't wait to pay it forward as I have someone very special in mind to present it to.

After receiving my coin from Lynn Bice, I passed my coin to Ann Marie Lizzi. Ann Marie is a member of our Passion, Purpose and Legacy group. A group of women sharing the experience of having been diagnosed with cancer. Ann Marie is a great example of courage, resilience, faith and kindness. She has a smile that brightens any room and is always a loving support to other women. Ann Marie is celebrating her daughters First Holy Communion, so I passed on a Mother Mary medal to her daughter to add to the memories of her special day. Mother Mary is a source of love and comfort to many, and quite frankly so is Ann Marie. ❤️🙏

Blessings, Ann Marie.

Thank you, Holly, for kicking off this butterfly effect! ❤️ You are one of a “ kind”.

Carole Heaney

Thank you, Grant! I am passing this coin on to Marcie, a fantastic teacher at our Christian school. She is kind, wise, energetic and terrific with our kids. She is truly a blessing, and I thank God for her!

My friend gave it me

I had helped one of my teachers pick up more trash than I was asked to.

I received this coin from my friend Cheryl in Albuquerque. I am currently facing a very stressful medical journey. This butterfly coin is so special to me because when I first found out I was ill I noticed a butterfly icon on my phone and I thought wow how beautiful that is and it made me reflect on life. A butterfly is a symbol of hope and I hope when I pass it on it will bring hope to someone else. Feel so blessed!

Today I passed the coin on to Erin. I invited her to speak about our new Homebound program at today's volunteer meeting, and one of the volunteers in attendance offered to volunteer to for the program. RESULT! Actually, make that TWO volunteers from the meeting. Another just offered.

After receiving this coin from Holly, I decided to pass it on to my fellow science teacher and friend, Nancy. I had made a pair of DNA earrings earlier in the year that she admired, so I got out the beads and made a pair for her to go along with the coin.

The Butterfly Project is near and dear to my heart! The committee is made up of employees that are dedicated to helping the credit union give back to our community. Everyone on the committee inspires me to be a better person every day. I'm forwarding this coin to Alma because in addition to all of her other work with the committee she also got a large donation to sponsor the prize money for the Trivia Night winning teams! Thank you Alma!

Today my coin found its way to Charmaine, a dear friend of mine. Charmaine and I originally met in spin class at our local YMCA here in Bethlehem,NY. We have known each other for only a couple years now but she has become such a good friend it seems like I’ve known her for a lifetime!
We later found out we shared the same mutual friend -Georgia. We began spending more time together getting to know one another better. The three of us would often find ourselves at our favorite local coffee shop enjoying each other’s company. Needless to say Charmaine has become a very special person in my life.
Charmaine is a woman on the go!
She lives an active lifestyle, you can find her most days at spin class or doing resistance training at the YMCA. Charmaine also enjoys long walks with her dog. Whenever I see Charmaine she is always so upbeat and positive! She most recently underwent total knee replacement surgery this past fall. Here is where it became even more apparent to me the type of person Charmaine was.
My husband and I recently moved, we closed on our new home 12/31/18. Charmaine was one of our friends who not only volunteered to help with the move(still recovering from knee surgery) but after our move she made sure to bring us some delicious home cooking as she knew we had our hands full trying to unpack our lives of 20yrs into our new home. Charmaine would often check in offering help in any way!
After being in our new home for a few months I underwent ankle surgery, it set me back a bit.
There was Charmaine again offering her help again. Within days she was at our home for a visit bringing with her delicious baked goods😀
Today as I stopped over her home to drop off the Butterfly Coin she was of course baking muffins and cakes for her family and friends.
Charmaine never stops thinking of others despite having a rigorous work and physical therapy schedule.
Charmaine has a very full and busy life yet still manages to make time to check in on her friends, meet up for a coffee or lunch and oftentimes have friends over for dinner. She is also an amazing wife and mother of two college age children which also keeps her pretty busy.
Today I decided it would be nice to surprise Charmaine with a gift card to her favorite local coffee place and some flowers to remind us spring is finally here! The Butterfly coin again has spread it kindness landing with Charmaine today, she is one amazing woman who I have the privilege of calling my friend❤️
I can’t wait to see where it flys off to next!
Thank you Holly for gifting us with your Kindness❤️

My butterfly coin was given to me by one of my 3rd grade students, Adam. He bounced into my classroom on a Wednesday morning telling me about his Uncle Matt. His smile when he talked about his uncle spoke volumes about his love for him. Adam proceeded to tell me about his uncle and his birthday, and how his family "likes to do something nice for him every year". Not only does Adam inspire me everyday to be a better person, he also practices being a kind and compassionate person on a daily bases. I will pay kindness forward in honor of Uncle Matt and Adam. Although I have never met Matt the way his family honors and speaks of him leaves me with no doubts that he left behind a world that was more beautiful and kind for having him in it. In honor of Uncle Matt we pay kindness forward!

This coin is in memory of my uncle Matt. Matt passed away in 2012 from Lupus. Each May our family tries to do something to honor him on his birthday. Matt loved helping people and was a Firefighter and EMT before he became too ill to respond to calls. This year we are passing along the Butterfly coins. We hope you will do an act of kindness in his memory and pass the coin along. Please be sure to add a note to this coin's story.

May also happens to be Lupus Awareness Month and the Butterfly is one of the symbols used to raise awareness because one of the signs is often a butterfly rash across the face. Please visit www.lupus.org for more information on this devastating disease.

This coin was given to Jan to wrap up Hope Days 2019. Jan has been a dear friend to me during my own cancer journey, flying in from Oklahoma to care for me after my first surgery. She offered endless advice and support from her own personal experience.

I made her a set of handmade cards that she can use to brighten a few other people's lives. I also wrote her a heartfelt note to show my sincere appreciation. This coin's journey may now begin!

This coin was purchased for Hope Days 2019. Hope Days was founded on May 1, 2015 to celebrate what would be Hope Cookis-McCarthy’s last birthday. She was turning 49 and was nearing the end of a two year battle with stage IV colon cancer. Her tribe of family and friends wanted to show her she was cherished and to bolster her courage to continue the fight as long as she could. Hope’s entire life was based on kindness and empathy for people and animals, always taking care of others and adopting strays from the time she was a child. She put others above herself.

Between May 1-13, we invite you to spread kindness. This can be anything YOU are comfortable doing, for ANYONE you wish to do it for. You are invited to pay it forward and make the world a nicer place in memory of Hope.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopeDays13/ or @HopeDays13

This coin was given to Candy to wrap up Hope Days 2019. Candy has been a dear friend to me during my own cancer journey, driving from Ohio to care for me after my first surgery. She offered endless advice and support from her own personal experience.

I made her a set of handmade cards that she can use to brighten a few other people's lives. I also wrote her a heartfelt note to show my sincere appreciation. This coin's journey may now begin!

This coin was given to Maria, a friend and former neighbor, on Mother's Day to wrap up Hope Days 2019. I visited her and Alon at their new home and brought them a blueberry muffin cake to celebrate Mother's Day with their whole family in town.

They were both with me when I got the first phone call alerting me to the fact that my sister might be sick, trying to offer reassurance. And they were there at her funeral. You are such good friends!

Maria is such an amazing caregiver to her own Mother, ensuring she gets expert care! Even when Maria was undergoing her own surgery. She is so dedicated to her momma!

This coin's journey can now begin!

This coin was purchased for Hope Days 2019. Hope Days was founded on May 1, 2015 to celebrate what would be Hope Cookis-McCarthy’s last birthday. She was turning 49 and was nearing the end of a two year battle with stage IV colon cancer. Her tribe of family and friends wanted to show her she was cherished and to bolster her courage to continue the fight as long as she could. Hope’s entire life was based on kindness and empathy for people and animals, always taking care of others and adopting strays from the time she was a child. She put others above herself.

Between May 1-13, we invite you to spread kindness. This can be anything YOU are comfortable doing, for ANYONE you wish to do it for. You are invited to pay it forward and make the world a nicer place in memory of Hope.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopeDays13/ or @HopeDays13

This coin was purchased for Hope Days 2019. Hope Days was founded on May 1, 2015 to celebrate what would be Hope Cookis-McCarthy’s last birthday. She was turning 49 and was nearing the end of a two year battle with stage IV colon cancer. Her tribe of family and friends wanted to show her she was cherished and to bolster her courage to continue the fight as long as she could. Hope’s entire life was based on kindness and empathy for people and animals, always taking care of others and adopting strays from the time she was a child. She put others above herself.

Between May 1-13, we invite you to spread kindness. This can be anything YOU are comfortable doing, for ANYONE you wish to do it for. You are invited to pay it forward and make the world a nicer place in memory of Hope.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopeDays13/ or @HopeDays13

un bonito presente de unos peregrinos camino de santiago que buscaban el Bar los amigos en redondela. Todos ellos irradiaban una paz muy bonita y hermosa sobre todo la persona queme hace entrga de la moneda. les deseo de todo corazon un feliz camino y de regreso a su hogares despues del abrazo al Santo

I sent this coin to my friend Karina

A co-worker gave this to me to promote a culture of kindness in our workplace with the intention of it being passed around within our organization (a public library). It's journey begins here. I look forward to seeing where it goes and how it gets there.

May 5 I found the coin in Trinidad on a rarely used trail to old home beach. She was snuggled away with a beautiful flower marble by jessi vook. Who knows what adventure it’s going on next?!

And its leaving with us on a jet plane over to Calgary, Alberta where we will gift it to Aunt Sue and Uncle George.
We're taking it on May 16, 2019 - Abby has a National Jump Rope competition in Olds. We will gift it to Aunt Sue and Uncle George on Monday May 20th, their 52nd wedding anniversary!
George and Sue are Kerry's uncle and wife who have treated us like one of the family right from the first meeting and we love spending time with them and their family - Kerry's cousins. We have wonderful memories of our visits. We know they will know the perfect time and people to pass the coin to.
With love from us - Michelle, Kerry, Abby and Mabel

My sweet Kaci passed it onto me today!
I got the privilege of having all the Richardson/Chenault girls with me as we told stories about butterfly’s being messengers from our loved ones in heaven.
Thank you and love you Kaci!
Rose Vogt 5/11/2019

thanks for being their say hello to family

Thank you Niece!! You are the best ! the story is that we have been Blessed and we don't know yet to whom we are going to pass it on ... This coin gave me the chance to start getting more in control of my finance and get rid of credit cards. We were able to travel and move forward with our goals.
I will keep adding stories here ...

This coin was gifted to me by my grandmother. I truly appreciate this gift, and it is very special to me. I am going through a hard time with battling anxiety and it was a gift of hope for me.

Greenbrier Creek Little Library. May 10, 2019. This coin was placed in the Little Library at Kuehl Rocks on Greenbrier Creek, one mile north of Herndon, Guthrie County, Iowa on the Raccoon River Valley Trail. It was placed by Kuehl Cousin JMKH to celebrate one year since the establishment of a Monarch butterfly habitat on the east side of the trail directly across from the Little Library. My hope is that a trail traveler will take the coin and pass it along, and all who receive it will record its journey.

Inspiration! I am forwarding this coin to Amy Wolfe. Amy has taken on the planning for many butterfly projects. Just since the start of this year, she took the torch and ran when another employee who was the committee chair stepped out to have a baby. Amy's organization skills help keep all committee volunteers on track and the end results are positive for the community. Amy is inspiring because she cares and you see it in her actions. Thank you Amy!

I knew exactly what I was going to do with this coin once I got it. I work for Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union in St. Louis, MO and our most recent CEO, Mr. Lewis expanded on our annual Christmas project which collected funds for families during the holidays and was always a great success too. He expanded this to a year round committee that is now called the Butterfly Project Committee. It is a group of our employees that find ways to give back to our community. All of our Board Members, Employees, and Members raise funds with raffles, trivia nights, coin jars, bake sales etc. So I knew I wanted to give him one of these Butterfly coins in honor of the Butterfly Project Committee. I also know he looks for other ways to pay it forward

Congratulations to my birthday buddy on your Confirmation!
Do good and fly on!

I received my coin from one of the bravest young ladies, that I have ever met. I was very surprised when she gave me the coin and thanked me for my kindness and friendship over the past few years. She will never know how much I admire her. She has overcome things that most people can't even imagine. It is important to remember "what does not kill you make you stronger." Everything we have been through, good and bad, make us who we are. By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength. With that strength, we help others to overcome challenges.
You will always have a special place in my heart and great memories that will last a lifetime.

Always remember,
You are braver than you believe
Stronger than you seem
Smarter than you think
&
Twice as beautiful as you'd ever imagine.

I am honored to play a part in the germination of this seed that Kelly has planted. I can think of no one better to pass this coin on to than my sister Sara. This is because of the qualities that both of these wonderful women share. Their kindness and compassion is only surpassed by their exceptional faith and emotional strength which is a beacon for me and many others. I am very blessed to have both these wonderful women in my life. Sara, please enjoy this gift card to Starbucks.

P.S. Attached is a picture of Kelly giving me this coin to pass on. Thanks, Kelly.

I received this coin for my birthday from someone very special! I was a teacher and this person was my teaching partner for 2 and 1/2 years. In that short time we became close. Having someone you connect to while teaching is so important! I’ve since moved and am no longer teaching, but my bond with this person is still there. This coin meant so much to me. The person who gave it to me was in Kingwood. This coin has traveled from Seguin, TX.

The love of my life gave me this coin before he said goodbye to me for the last time, i had not seen or spoken to him for 4 years, all while keeping this coin in my special pocket, and his face engraved in my mind. Two days ago i was out for a stroll when i heard a familiar voice, i swiftly turned around and saw him, alive and well. When i called his name he looked at me, stunned. I watched his sculpted figure reach into his pocket and pull out his phone, before i knew it the authorities were cuffing me, i had breached the terms of my restraining order. This coin is now in the hands of the east Pasco police department. i still love you brad, dinner soon, on me.

This coin is currently residing inside my purse, waiting for a new home!

I purchased several coins to pass out to family and friends in memory of my sister, Susan. Susan passed on Oct 11, 2018 after living 5 years with brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme). Susan was not one to give up. Whenever she was around others she was always happy and grateful for the time she had to share. I have started this coin and asked the recipient do something good for someone in memory of Susan. I see her good friend has passed it on in her memory. Do Good & Fly on!

I purchased several coins to pass out to family and friends in memory of my sister, Susan. Susan passed on Oct 11, 2018 after living 5 years with brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme). Susan was not one to give up. Whenever she was around others she was always happy and grateful for the time she had to share. I have started this coin and asked the recipient do something good for someone in memory of Susan. Do Good & Fly on!

I was so happy to receive this coin from my friend Holly Michaelson as part of Hope Days 2019. I look forward each year to coming up with new ideas for my random acts of kindness in memory of Holly's sister Hope. Thus far I have personally thanked our walkers at the JDRF One Walk and I have given homemade fudge to the staff at many of the doctor's offices and PT staff that have gotten me back on my feet after a bad fall off of a ladder several months ago. I have a few more things planned over the next few days that will bring a little joy to people I care about.

I am sending this Butterfly Coin back to NY to a friend and previous colleague who has inspired me in many ways. Jean Marie Trick is a breast cancer survivor who never let her cancer get in her way. I have followed her story during her battle and she never let her cancer get in the way of being a fabulous wife and mother. She is a positive role model for everyone facing this battle and I want her to know how much I admire her for all she does to bring awareness to this dreadful disease. The world could use a few more people like Jean Marie!

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