We are on break right now. Man do I miss you soooo much. I know that your going through a lot right now and I am not helping the situation. I really want to be there for you, but I don’t know how. I have tried my best, but you are a different person sometimes. I love you. I love you. I love you. I want this to work so bad it brings me to tears. I keep saying that you taught me what LOVE means. I need you in my life you don’t have a choice. I love you toooo much.
I have been thinking about you and the significance of this coin. For the most part I did not really care if you gifted me one, you know these type of things don’t really jive with my personality. But, you gifting me one put a different spin on things. You continually expose feelings within me that I never knew I had. Not seeing you and the kids on hurts my heart so much. I can’t wait to make things permanent between us.
This past week was so awesome for me. I know it sounds selfish, but having you all to myself for seven days was a dream come true. You have taught me so many things throughout this relationship. You taught me a different kind of love that I have never felt in my life. My heart beats to a different drum when I’m around you. Your sense of humor, your laugh, your soft touch. I would not trade those things for anything in the world. I had a really good time in the Maldives with you. If that is a peek into our future then I am ready for the journey.
My friend Maille gave me this coin while I was walking with her to her house. We go to the same school and she had left it in a box on a tree, I don’t know who I am going to give this to, but I know I’ll give it to someone who deserves it. If you are reading this and I gave it to you. Thanks for being a good person. 😊❤️
Was working as a server one night, 8 months pregnant.... Exhausted, overwhelmed, and feeling alone. A beautiful family I was serving that night gave me this coin that they have held over two years in memory of their son. I now have a healthy and happy 4 month old baby boy. Being given this coin was what I needed at that time, I was broken and had lost hope. The family who handed down this coin to me had no clue what I was going threw and the hardships I was suffering. But this gesture of love was what I needed. And one day I will pass on this coin to someone I feel needs that glimmer of hope.
I found this coin at Goodwill in Lincoln City, OR. I was just killing some time looking around and saw the coin in the jewelry case. When I bought the coin for my youngest daughter and my granddaughter. The butterfly has a special meaning for them. It wasn't until I showed my husband the coin that I read it and found my way to this sight.
Received this coin from an amazing friend and coworker at Mirum agency in Downtown San Diego.
My intent was to a hold it for a short time and regift to a complete stranger, but I lost it. Two years, a job change and a global pandemic go by, and my partner and I moved to a new home, rediscovering this beautiful coin during the unboxing process at our new place. With much excitement, all the positing, loving feelings came rushing back from the very first day I saw it on my desk along with a note that made my heart smile.
My intent this time around is A. To NOT lose it! :P and B. give it to our amazing new neighbor who is moving out of our building. I want to let her know she brings with her all my love and joy as I cheer her on in the next journey.
Butterfly love to you, good neighbor-friend.
This coin was presented to Wendy Caldwell for her exceptional efforts in promoting monarch butterfly health, habitat and conservation. In addition, her extra efforts of support for The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund on its Steering Committee, with financial support and with collaborative efforts is making a difference.
Hi, my name is Maureen and Ashley gave me this coin not long after my husband’s cancer diagnosis. I took it home and put it on my kitchen window. The coin reminded me daily of hope and struggle. Kevin passed away after a few months. His passing was pain free and peaceful. The coin then reminded me of his spirit. Free and at peace. ❤️
I received this from a family member whose father recently passed away. This was among his things & they said they thought of me and would like me to have it. I loved their dad, he was a great man, I am so honored. At some point n' time I will also pass this on. I have researched this coin and love the idea of this. Kindness is so very important in this crazy life we live. I want to touch someone's heart as mine was today with this beautiful butterfly coin & I cherish this moment always
This coin was given to me by a wonderful family I have worked very closely with. Although surrounded by many people it could have been forwarded to, the coin is going to somebody who spreads kindness everyday (I also thought that although we can’t travel at the moment, this coin can)!
This coin is being forwarded as a huge THANK YOU for checking in and supporting me. More importantly, it’s the recognition that you’ve sparked a conversation between a group of (reasonably) young people about the importance of acknowledging strangers. You explained that you greet the people you see alone on a walk because it could be the only contact they have all day/ week/ month. This led to me sharing this with a couple of different friendship groups (located all around the country) who have all said that they were now going to try and greet individuals walking alone. Thank you for inspiring a bunch of people to acknowledge others and (in your words) ‘fill their bucket’!
Taking the extra step to greet someone, hold a door or just smile can change a person's day. Imagine a time when someone's kindness or helpful gesture redirected your attitude. And your better attitude rubbed off on another and so on. This is the Butterfly Effect, when one small change has larger effects elsewhere.
As soon as I received this coin, I knew where it was going. I know I'm supposed to keep it in my pocket, but it was already destined for a new home. I am sending it to a person named Carol in Ocala, FL. She has been nothing but kind and is the meaning of a true friend. I know she will pass it on and make a difference in the world.
Happy New Year Kelly,
After receiving the coin from my mom I decided that you would enjoy journeying with me to the west coast as I took the risk of starting my outpatient career as a Physical Therapist :) I want to also thank you for being part of my inspiration during my first ever marathon, I don't think I could have finished it without you!
Often during the weekdays I thought of you, particularly in the early months of living in Oregon as I was adventuring on the coast, mountains, and lakes that I know you enjoyed so much when you spent your time here with us. I brought you with us during my second ever surfing adventure and wow was that quite the experience!!
Between skiing, mountain hiking, and exploring it has been a blur of events. I was able to pass off the butterfly to Sean for you to spread your wings and cherish all the memories and splendors that Chicago has to offer.
Kelly, your presence continues to make a drastic impact in my life, regardless of the situation through your grace and through our lord Jesus Christ. God bless and I know I will be seeing you in the future.
With lots of love,
I'm gifting this coin to my daughter, on her birthday for her random acts of kindness to me all year. Her generous heart speaks volumes of her as a person for she is always willing to help others in a fun way or sometimes out of need without others knowing. She is a hard-working, independent, creative, strong, passionate, kind person who never slows down.
My heart is filled with so many memories that have touched my heart and changed my world forever thanks to my lovely daughter. I thank her for being the JOY in my life. I am so proud to be her mother. I hope that one day someone does something so special for her that she feels it warrants passing this coin on to them and give it wings to take flight and begin its journey so we can read about it.
Happy Birthday, Keri. I hope you have an awesome day. I love you.
I received this coin from an unselfish, beautiful, giving young lady. She is putting kindness in the world in a huge way. She is making a difference not in just her talk, but in her walk as well. I will try to live this philosophy, work hard and be good to people, I’ll try even harder when people don’t want you to be good to them. What a beautiful concept. I’ll pass it on.
January 17th, 2021
My dear god mother died exactly 2 years ago. She was an amazing, spiritual lady. She even edited and wrote spiritual books. Two years ago, my birthday buddy (Daniel) cheered me up by bringing this coin to during my early stages of grief. It was a rough ride the first year, mostly because we did not have her memorial till a year later. As the anniversary passing date was coming up this year, my family friend lost his father. I thought, how can I support this beloved friend of mine? I immediately thought of the medallion and how cosmic that it was close to a grief anniversary in my life. It made me feel better and like I was releasing something, which I'm guessing is what this coin is all about, right? It's not so much the receiving of it and kindness extended to you as the individual. For me, it's more about the carrying of this coin and being able to release it finally. In some ways, this has made me heal a little bit. It feels complete. I hope the same for my friend. He has known me since I was a little girl, around the same amount of time my god mama knew me. He has the most giving and generous heart. I know he'll take good care of it, and I know he deserves kindness in the world because he gives a lot of himself to others. I am so happy to just offer a little bit back. I also know that he will carefully consider the next person who gets this. This is the true spirit of this coin, kindness and releasing it. May whoever reads this know, I am with you. I know your pain. I hope you will meet me on the other side, where breaths aren't as heavy and sorrow doesn't cloud your heart. I hope you will hold on to the beautiful gift life is and how the people who are gone, well their not really gone. They live inside you. They also give you signs. This coin is one of them.
-Love you mama, love you forever
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