Coin Stories

This butterfly coin was given to me by a very loving person. I plan to keep this for awhile to hold on to while i travel the seas. It means so much that my friend thought of me, i will cherish this until it's time to part and share with someone else. Who knows when. Keeping it close to my heart for now.

Giving this coin to my loving niece in Denver, Colorado.
She help place a Bookcrossing book for me, Named Eragon.
Again Thank you so much!

This coin is being handed off to our favorite neighbor on her fiftieth birthday, a small token to show our appreciation and recognition of the depth of her compassion and kindness. It had been a hell of a last year for her, and the new decade – both hers and the world's – will surely provide a new opportunity to grow forward and upward with the wisdom and sagacity of half a lifetime behind her. Because she provides so much luft to everyone around her, may the transfer of this coin generate a gentle breeze to return that momentum.

Not something I did, but wanted to write what someone just did for me. I was grocery shopping with a hungry 2 year old. She loves bananas, so when we picked up a bunch of bananas, she immediately wanted one. I told her she needed to wait until after we pay for them, little whining but she said OK. Then we moved on to whatever other produce we needed. One of the produce stocking men, came up to me after a few minutes, and he had a banana in his hand and cut it up for her. It was very sweet of him. He said "I hope this makes your shopping trip a little bit easier." I am incredibly grateful for his kind action.

Hi! I found the coin today 1/23/20 with 2 companions in the McKay forest, Eureka near Redwood Acres. Can't wait to set it free again in a favorite spot of mine & follow its journey! ~Rachel 🦋🤟

Given to Laura Inclema at our Ambulatory Nursing Leadership retreat in hopes we can continue to inspire kindness throughout our organization and then beyond. Laura is working to build a leadership structure that mimics the mission behind these coins- to look for opportunities to help someone. We constantly are looking for ways to improve our services to patients and to work well as a nursing team. Laura is a fantastic role model to her leadership team and has created a culture of kindness among us.

This coin is beautiful. I didn’t want to give it away, but I will so I can watch it. Only give it to someone special so you know it will get passed on. Best wishes to you.

This coin arrived from my good friend Sr Barb. Sr Barb shows compassion everyday and always has a shoulder to lean on. Listening is a way to show kindness and she is a great listener. I try hard to listen to see if I can “pay it forward “.

I am going to send this coin to my friend Andy. Andy has shown me both large and small acts of kindness. He thinks nothing of taking time out of his day to help out. I have seen him drive hours to help out a friend (me) or family or stay late to help finish tasks. He has donated lots of time to Boy Scouts.

Started in Grand Junction, CO - sending to my best friend in Monte Vista, CO

This coin is being delivered to David Keith who is the CEO of Oklahoma Heritage Bank (Ada, Stratford, Byng, Roff). David and the staff of Oklahoma Heritage Bank (OHB), in collaboration with East Central University in Ada, sponsored the 2019 Making College a Reality program with ECU President Katricia Pierson reaching out to over 1000 high school juniors and seniors at the seven district schools in the towns around OHB with an informative pizza lunch and challenging the students to continue their educations beyond high school. ECU President Pierson told of her life experiences and successes that were made possible by her education, encouraging the high school students to pursue education in whatever field and wherever.

I purchased 5 coins last year with the thought that I would give them away at my Grandmothers 100th birthday to some of my family members that have overcome struggels. Well for whatever reason that didn't happen.
I also purchased one to give to my girl friend (Laurie) as a gift of remembrance of her son. On the one year anniversary of his passing, the family released 100 Monarch butterflies. THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN EITHER.
Now I know why, she is in for the fight of her life this year. She has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. We knew it was coming, but every milestone that was passed, was like we passed this and no cancer. It was always when will she be diagnosed, not if she would be diagnosed. We have always prayed that with all the trials she has had over her life that she wouldn't be diagnosed. So, now is the time to give her the butterfly coin.
Butterflies represent transformation. Through this next year, there is going to be a transformation, and although we can't say why she has been given this mission, at this time, there is a reason. Fighting this fight this year is her mission field, and who's to say that someone out there might touch her life, or she might touch someone's life with how she lives through this battle. So butterfly coin, fly on and bring healing to her, and when the year ends, she will be a beautiful butterfly.

This coin was given to me by a lovely passenger on one of my flights from Amersterdam several months ago.

Found this coin on December 24th, hanging out with a glass hermit crab, in Fortuna CA. It decided to move along today with a couple of companions.

Given to a friend during her fight against cancer. Now it's moving on.

Got a friend in Anacortes who was central to helping me to be successful in Bali, especially after the terrorist bombing in October 12, 2002. He plays a mean saxophone and he and his wife helped me write a rock opera that was central to healing the community after the attack.

I have a "Billie Holiday" coin in memory of Boppa Gene Nelson. What a beautiful tribute and a great way to "pay it forward"...

I received this coin many months ago. I thought it was such a beautiful gift. Unfortunately I didn’t register it until now, almost a year later. Partly because I wanted to keep such a beautiful gift that my person aka beautiful, kind, caring friend Merri gave me. She’s been my guiding light in many dark times. She’s my inspiration to keep my head up and always do me !! To respect myself , know that I deserve more. We push each other to do better. Thank you Merri.
I want to find just the right person for this!!!
I will be sending it to my wifey!! The one who has been with me for 30 plus years. Julie is my friend, my partner in crime, my sister, my wifey the one who knows my every secret good, bad and very ugly. Yet has never left my side. She has had my hand, my back for almost all my life. God blessed me beyond imagination when he sent her to be my life time living guarding angel.
She’s is my butterfly

I have just received this coin from one of my good friends, Judy. We have become so close and have had many adventures, all of which I treasure greatly. I love how this wonderful woman encourages me to see the world through gracious, compassionate eyes.

Until I find another kindhearted person to pass this coin on to, I will use it as a reminder of where I am, and where I want to be as a person.

Thank you, Judy.

Gift received. Ready to spread happiness.

This coin came to me as a Christmas present from a dear cousin. I received an advent calendar and decided to share with a friend via text every night. I started this long before I received the coin and It wasn’t really designed to be an act of kindness but a way to tell her how awesome she is and how grateful I am to have her for a lifelong friend. She phoned me tonight and said how much she has enjoyed our experience and that she had been feeling down. my heart was full. I’ll b passing this coin to her in Nashville even though her life is nothing but random acts of kindness. June - Daytona Beach Florida.

On Christmas Eve 2019, I gave this Monarch Butterfly coin to a most wonderful young friend in my life, Alaina Copeland. She lets me call her Ali. My son introduced me to her as someone who would "captain" my new electric boat named "Kick" after my late husband. She did that and more. We now go to Pilates together and she is always here for me and warms up heart. She is only 19 and is the kind of warm-hearted, intelligent, caring person the world loves. I dearly love her and hold her in my heart.

This story begins with a set of 24 Butterflies, given as gifts in memory of Eugene Bernard Nelson, a great man of music who at 96 years old got on the Boat for his journey out of this life and beyond the Veil. His life was truly a great example of giving and service to others through his passion of music and singing. His love and his soul's calling of teaching music touched hundreds of lives, and through those he touched reached out to many more, continuing on into the generations. I love you Papa. Thank you for your music and your stories of the road. I thank you for the freedom when it came my time to go. I thank you for your kindness, and the times that you got tough. And Papa, I don't think I said I love you near enough. Fly free, Papa! Now you can continue to touch the heart of the world through all of these Butterflies. Love, Laurie.

This story begins with a set of 24 Butterflies, given as gifts in memory of Eugene Bernard Nelson, a great man of music who at 96 years old got on the Boat for his journey out of this life and beyond the Veil. His life was truly a great example of giving and service to others through his passion of music and singing. His love and his soul's calling of teaching music touched hundreds of lives, and through those he touched reached out to many more, continuing on into the generations. I love you Papa. Thank you for your music and your stories of the road. I thank you for the freedom when it came my time to go. I thank you for your kindness, and the times that you got tough. And Papa, I don't think I said I love you near enough. Fly free, Papa! Now you can continue to touch the heart of the world through all of these Butterflies. Love, Laurie.

Pretty cool to see this butterfly coin. Can wait to pass it on with kindness

I am now in possession of the Butterfly Coin and when the timing is right, I will pass it on to whomever in need! Btw Heyyy! It’s Chad from Chad Tarot!!

I received this coin from my friend, Mary, who gave me a gift certificate for a hotel stay. It brought refreshment!
I gave this coin to a friend after I supported her in her service of decorating for a Christmas dinner for International students. I attended and contributed to the dinner, and provided her with transportation. The whole evening reflected the true spirit of Christmas!

My sweet mama sent this coin to us along with a bunch of other goodies. Her grandson (4yrs old) was so excited to open a package all the way from Missouri from his mema. He looks forward to pass along kindness along with this coin!

Hiya, my name is Tenisha and I am a cashier at the front end. Thank you Maurice, for honoring me with the coin. I would like to pass along this coin to a kind and thoughtful cashier that I work with, her name is Ashley.

Merry christmas Ashley and I hope 2020 will be your best year ever!

Received this coin as a Christmas gift from my friend of 47 years. We met in 5 the grade and have been friends ever since.

I got this coin from my friend at school, along with a few cake pops. I am now going to give to my friend to keep the coin alive!

Sending off as a Christmas 🎄 gift to a friend who collects medallions. I gave her one last year and she was surprised and thrilled. Hope you like it TEMSH!

This coin was given to me today as part of my birthday gifts by a friend. Grace surprised me at work today. She retired from where we worked together for 10 years. She and I shared so many of the same likes and dislikes is was crazy we weren't sisters. (although she hates Ranch dressing and ginger) ha ! Her listening ear was often my place of refuge. She will forever be my person. The coin is just a reminder how people travel the earth for treasures and adventures but few don't have to go far to connect in the most special of ways.

Gifted to my friend for all good and kindness she has always shown to me.

I want to thank my dear friend Phyllis for thinking of me and for her kind words. She is such an amazing friend! Now I want to share this with Frank, who has been my good friend for most of my life. He is so thoughtful of others, always ready to help anyone, and has a great sense of humor. As my act of kindness I will offer my daily rosary for his intentions today.

Traveling to Kyan's house this December. Kyan has such a genuine kindness and caring for others. What a sweety!

Off to Bothell to join Kelti this December. Such a prankster! Always makes us smile.

Merry Christmas!

Traveled to McKinley in Lake Oswego this December. Always kind! Love how she bought Kyan the penguin he wanted just because :)

Traveled to Ashlyn this December. She brings such joy to family!

This coin is flying to my talented hair stylist and owner of Artistry in Hair. We met behind a mirror over thirty years ago and she is still beautifying my hair every eight weeks. She is very creative and skilled at her craft. She is an excellent listener and not only beautifies my hair but beautifies my soul. She introduced me to online meditation. I always leave her salon with a boosted self concept and some new knowledge. Kellee, keep this kindness coin, pass it on to someone randomly or pass it on to someone who has brought kindness into your life. I am proud to call you a friend.

I received this coin from Kathy. It was given to me for the help and friendship my husband and I gave to their family. This gift made me tear up, as Kathy is a wonderful person and friend. I am thankful every day that our paths crossed and we became friends. I am excited to carry this coin and look diligently for it's new home.

Merry Christmas share the blessings

I hope many smiles are made with this Christmas gift

T, 12/3/2019, 7p, Forster's Dugout:
This lovely Monarch Butterfly Coin migrated into the hands of Shanen S. as part of her birthday gift! Enjoy!

I received this coin from AK on her retirement from 20 years of active duty in the military. I presented this coin to a patient of mine when I had to say goodbye to her as her employer changed her health insurance. I have helped take care of "T" for 10 years, through a number of serious health issues. "T" is one of the strongest people I have known, and only got stronger in the face of adversity. Even at the peak of her health issues, she greeted me with a warm smile and our visits left me with a smile of my own. I learned from her through how she coped with her illnesses and managed her job and family, including twins the same age as my twins. She has enriched my life as a person and as a doctor and I will always remember her. I'm sad I can't take care of her anymore!

My friend, Carrie, gave me this coin and I am passing it on to two of my dear sisters-in-law who came out from Kentucky to help care for my ailing mother until she passed away. They also were a tremendous help clearing away a lifetime accumulation of “stuff” from my mom’s home in preparation for its sale.

I backed my teacher up when my classmate said she was being mean

I helped my friend when he was having trouble

I would like to pass my coin to Jake Vollstedt. He is an amazing young man and is a "light" for all of those around him. His energy is contagious and is an extremely hard worker. I appreciate his support in and away from the workplace. I am passing the coin on in remembrance of my sister Kelly.

Thank you to my Mother Brenda for sharing this coin with me so I may share the love it brings to others....

Monarch butterflies have always held a special place in my heart. Growing up my grandmother would raise them from their caterpillar state, and once they hatched from their cocoons she would let me gently hold them in the palm of my hand until their wings would dry so I could watch them soar into the sky to their next adventure! My mother, Brenda, and I have held fond memories of butterflies ever since. As I grew older, the butterflies symbolism grew even stronger for me. The idea of transformation and growth is something I strive to do on a daily basis. Understanding challenges are placed upon us for reasons that we may never fully understand, we fight unknowing for the future. The same that a butterfly fights through transformation for its wings to fly.

I've decided to share this butterfly with my co-worker and friend Kristen! During the few years I've known her, Kristen has proven that kindness and friendship does exist! It's been awhile since I've meant someone who is as positive and selfless as she. Words can not express how thankful I am to have met her and to have her in my life. I wish everything in the world for her. She is truly the definition of unconditional love and friendship.

I love you Kristen... and your acts of kindness will never go unnoticed.

Your wings are growing beautifully... get ready for flight!

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