Purchased coins because my friend, Kaori, started this with her husband. One of their missions is "to perform large, publicly-visible random acts of kindness with a significant portion of their profits" and I like that.
I am shipping this coin as a Christmas gift to my family in NY.
Make a trip big :)
This coin arrived in Currituck, North Carolina, in December of 2018, to be given as "Secret Santa" gift at an office Christmas party. It was officially released on the morning of December 15th in Norfolk, Virginia. The extra beauty of this gift is that the company we work for is aptly named, Butterfly Effects! I look forward to following the progression of kindness as this first butterfly finds its wings and takes flight.
A young gentleman out on the streets was in the midst of lending a hand to his acquaintance in caring for his dog. Upon pettin' his friend's dog, the gentleman asked for spare change. I didn't have cash on me, but I offered a couple of cigarettes for him & his friend. They kindly accepted and offered me this token of gratitude.
What a wonderful concept!
Made our day!!!! Thank you so much for your generosity, kindness and hearts of gold:) If I had a gold butterfly coin you would be the recipient...I do have this brass one with much gratitude and thanks for everything that you have done and continue to do! Surprise food in a veterinary clinic is one of best things ever. We give you a heartfelt (and tummyfelt) Thank you. Also the efforts of reaching out, funding, and helping to find a solution for the stray animals of our Community. You are appreciated very very much! Continue to do good and fly on my friends!
die, wie diese Münze, eine Reisende ist und ihren Weg noch finden muss. Zieh hinaus in die Welt, tue Gutes, verbreite Freude, finde dein Glück. Und wenn du es gefunden hast, dann halte es ganz fest. Wisse, dass wir deinen Weg mit Freuden verfolgen und gespannt sind, wo du ankommen wirst.
I just met Bruce and Selkirk on Amtrak as we go rolling through the snowy fields of North Dakota in The sunshine. I’m grateful to be joining them in this kindness revolution because our world could change in beautiful ways if we treat each other compassionately. Let’s celebrate that we come from all backgrounds and walks of life, and at the fundamental level we are all the same, in this together. Peace to all beings.
Lt. Brian Lowe was a Paratrooper in the US Army and served during Operation Desert Storm. He earned his Masters Degree from Northwestern University. Brian started his career in law enforcement in McArthur, Ohio. He soon moved to the Lancaster Police Department where he was a police officer for many years. He enjoyed teaching classes at Hocking College and Ohio University - Lancaster. Brian also had his pilots license and loved to fly.
Brian, age 46, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 29, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife, 2 young children, mother, father, and brother.
Brian was an incredible interrogator, meticulous detective, original member of our multidisciplinary team, and all around force for good. He always went above and beyond, and his leadership and compassion are sorely missed.
46 coins are dedicated to his memory, to honor and continue his good works.
When I was in Sandpoint, I dropped a $100 bill on theSandpoint, ID, USA floor at the Chevron gas station. After I had left, I looked in my pockets and realized I was missing $100 so I raced back to the gas station and Richard the cashier had told me that some kid had turned it in. I asked Richard to track down that kid for me so I could thank him for turning in my money, and I told my boss at Talus Rock Retreat about what had just happened and how we should put the kid in the newspaper for his good deed. My boss handed me a Butterfly Coin and told me to pass it on...sadly Richard the cashier never saw the kid again and I could not give the kid the Butterfly Coin! So now I have this Butterfly Coin and Im just waiting for the right person to pass it off to.
Wow!!! What an amazing evening. This will definitely be a first on Butterfly Coins. This is my story. As I stated earlier I was supposed to be going with my dear friend of 19yrs Rodney shopping (or so I thought) while at his house waiting to leave, a know on the door. Rodney opens the door greets a man who quickly entered followed by a cameraman lights and cameras on. He walks to me as I stood to introduce myself, when he proceeds to tell me his name Dave Waston. Host and TV personality of the show The Journey. It’s an outdoor sporting show which highlights the selfless lives others have given. He proceeds to tell me I had been nominated and selected as one of his guests, for an all expenses paid hunting adventure in Oklahoma. I realize this evening I was the very person who “received “ a butterfly coin, so to speak. By my dear friends Rodney and Libby in nominating myself to be selected. It was then I knew that the very coin I was carrying has in a way selected ME to be the recipient of an incredible random act of kindness. I therefore ceremonially gifted my first coin to Rodney and Libby. Two very deserving wonderful people. Although they have already helped me. I know the coin they now carry will find its was onto someone else very soon. So this was In affect a reversal act of kindness. So cool 👊🏼👊🏼🇺🇸🇺🇸 Watch for me soon on the outdoor channel show The Journey for the rest of my story
Dennis planned on using this coin tonight when he was out Christmas shopping... what he didn’t know was he was getting surprised with a hunting trip instead of going shopping. He is truly a one of a kind man with a heart of gold. So instead of giving the coin to someone who he thought needed help he did the reverse and gave it to us, the ones that gave him a hunting trip. I’m excited to see the journey of this coin and who’s lives it touches!
Gave the coin and a twenty dollar bill to this dude who needed it outside Slicks. He promised to pay it forward in his own time and way.
This sort of thing is normally outside of my comfort zone. But with the coin in my pocket, I was actively looking for an opportunity to help someone – and damn if it didn't feel great.
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