Coin Stories

I pass this coin on with love to a dear friend who has brightened my life and so many others with her kindness. Happy Birthday Alisse!

Gift from Brice

Today my sister gave me this coin for my birthday. I will be taking it with me to Mexico in the fall where I work with a large group of volunteers who do amazing work there. Selecting one is going to be hard.

This coin is being passed on to a person who lays her heart out for everyone, she is considerate and hard working. I know she will find joy in passing this on to someone whom she feels deserves it!

6-13-19 I Lin Arthur give this coin to Pam McNally to let you know how SPECIAL you are to our family. I am so blessed to call you my Sister. Much Love 💕 Lin

My little niece has brought this coin to the west coast of Ireland!! Its currently in a little village called Ballylongford in Co.Kerry!!

I received this coin from Holly, as a thank you and an act of kindness in memory of her sister Hope. And with beautiful handmade cards. In the days since I received it, I've been on a trip overseas, celebrated a wedding and graduation, and was reminded daily of the goodness of people, and how even a smile or helping hand can make such a difference.
I am giving the coin to Kathie on Friday. Kathie helped care for me the week following my cancer surgery over four years ago, and was my role model when four months later I helped Holly after her surgery.
Along with the butterfly coin and thank you note, I am giving Kathie a gift card to Jed's, her favorite chicken chunks restaurant!
Candy G

My wife gave it to me and I paid it forward to our neighbor Michelle who while cutting grass, picked up a wire that wrapped around the blade, making a loud scraping, clicking noise. Lifting up the mower, we were able to remove it by cutting it into pieces with my fence pliers.

I met Betsy Conner over 20 years ago working in Navy Medicine. As the circle of life would have it..... we began to work together again in 2013 and I was blessed to meet her sister Susan. I had never met a more gentle soul...… or a sweeter person than Susan Conner. Her genuine example of human kindness was inspiring.... but her tenacity, determination and willpower to defy all the odds for 5 years living with cancer...… was super human! I hope sharing this coin will spread Susan's "Butterfly effect" far and wide. Harry Tillman

Given to one of the most generous and warm-hearted people I've ever been lucky enough to meet in my life. Always willing to lend an ear, give a helping hand, share a laugh, and put in so much effort to make sure everyone else feels special on their birthday, and every day. She really should have a pile of these on her desk every single week!

This butterfly flew all the way to Orlando, Florida to get away from the rain! Who knows where this butterfly will travel next!

I was so touched to receive the coin from Holly. Sharing the moments we've shared over the years has placed her in a very special place in my heart. It was a blessing to me to be able to console and support Holly during a difficult time in her life, having been through similar circumstances myself. The coin was sent on to Lisa, who also has a special place in my heart, having been a dear friend over many years as well. She was there for me when I began my cancer journey, traveling many miles to come and stay with me during my initial diagnosis and following my surgery. I'll always be grateful to her for her love and support.

It's time to pass this lovely coin along. The rules say you need to do something nice for someone else. I'm giving this coin to my friend, Kathy B., because I recently called her from one of my favorite stores to let her know there was an item she might be interested in on sale. I picked it up for her before it was sold out. Remembering your friend when you see a good buy is a good thing in my book. So, the coin is being sent along it's way.

This coin was hidden at woodley island marina on a tree hunt found it on a nice sunney day

This coin landed in my hand after doing what I love to do ... show people around the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Botanical Garden in Las Vegas.

Our Speciosa, Erosa and Subulata are the show show-stoppers but thanks to Master Gardener Anne Marie Lardeau, you will find a wide variety of milkweeds and nectar plants growing in our desert, beckoning butterflies to come down and hang out.

When you come to Vegas, take a break from the strip and come see us! It is a 15 minute drive from the strip. And please invite your butterfly friends!

This coin was given to me by a very special student who is a sweet kind old soul who needed a little help realizing that she is to wonderful to let anyone make her feel anything less then amazing! I can't wait to pass it on and make someone else feel as humbled and blessed as I did upon receiving this gift of kindness! I hope to make her as proud of me as I am of her!I will share my passing of this kindness coin!

The butterfly has made it to Nashville!

This butterfly was passed on to me by my dear friend, Katherine, on my 65th birthday. She is a beautiful retired teacher who exemplifies giving love and sharing kindness with her students, colleagues, and friends. She is an inspiration of what a teacher should always be.

As I celebrate my 40th year in education and my retirement, I am passing her butterfly on to a very loving and kind principal who gives of her heart in everything she does as she deals with children, teenagers, parents and staff. At the beginning of this school year she challenged all of our school population to “Love Your People”. She has had a very positive affect on our school, and, in turn, our world. I am so very thankful for leaders like her and for opportunities she gave me to “Love My People.”

A student of mine with many personal obstacles, including homelessness, just graduated from high school. In one of our last text messages he text to me, “Thank you for all of your kindness, the work, and most importantly, your nagging.” Isn’t it wonderful that a student would consider “nagging” a kindness? This is a result of the opportunity my principal gave me to "Love Your People."

So, Heidi, as you travel through your journey in education (and life), may you continue to inspire others to always be kind. Your kindness changes our world and makes it a better place. I know that you have forever touched my life and helped me to be a better person. Thank you!

I gave this coin to my teacher because she taught me how to be kind and stand up for myself. She is funny and sweet and amazing, and I will miss her so much!!! I hope this makes her proud and brings lots of people happiness.

My friend Jan sent me this beautiful coin at a time when I needed it most. She didn't even know, but when I received it, I had been being bullied by a woman in my
co-op. After many sleepless nights, with my mind trying to defend myself for things I didn't do, I was a mess.
The coin helped me feel connected to this valued friend. It helped me decide to quit the co-op. I'm doing fine now, so felt it was time to pass this love and strength on to my dear friend and sister-in-law, Brenda. The place she worked at for over 20 years has been sold, and her position eliminated. She is finding that looking for a new job at 55 isn't easy. I hope this coin helps her find the perfect job.

I received this coin from my very good friend Cindy who purchased it in memory of her daughter Rachel whose life and light were tragically cut short by a terrible car crash. Cindy has always been a very kind person and I was honored to receive the coin from her. I am looking forward to passing it on to another person who will perform an act of kindness and send it on it’s way to yet another kind individual.

It was a perfect moment today to present this Butterfly Effect coin to someone I've only known for a short time, but feel we've been friends for a lifetime. A.H. you are a remarkable man spreading your kindness and laughter everywhere you go...I wish you and your family the very best as you fly off into your new adventure!

Lydia has given me the coin but it is still resting with me it will travel on someday soon the coin is now in Asheville NC

As my girls have become quite the butterfly chasers and worm diggers, they’ve learned a lot from their discovery experiences. They’ve explored not only the great outdoors but also the compassion and delicate balance of life. They’ve befriended some other adventurous friends, and we are passing our coin on to one of my oldest girl’s little buddies who also isn’t afraid of a little dirt. Adventure awaits!

I gave this coin to a very kind gentleman who helped us find our way on the Camino, taking time to bring up a translate app to communicate in English so we wouldn’t get lost again. Muchas gracias senior!

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!

was a pleasure to welcome dawn and her daughter to my part of australia, we tennis nuts need to help others in what we call a sporting network a way to meet like minded sports people, to help in this small way was the pleasure of our club the clifton beach tennis club now 48 years old. i will pass this coin on so your story continues.

This coin was given to me by my Realtor to pass the kindness along. Paying it forward.

This coin was given to John Collins of Clifton Beach, Queensland. John’s trusting heart and kind deeds will always be remembered. I took two tennis racquets across the world intending to keep my game sharp while on holiday. Day 1, courts were discovered close to our rental home. Enter John C. who welcomed 2 American tennis nuts to his club courts with open arms- on a rainy day. Within five minutes of playing my strings broke. John to the rescue. He returned with a shiny new racquet, the code to the courts, and a warm Smile. His kindness went truly above and beyond.

This coin is starting it's journey from Burlington WI after a Real Estate Transaction I was a part of on the Buyer's side. The Coin has been given to the Buyer.

San Diego Zoo received this coin from the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, New Jersey on May 17, 2019 during the launch of San Diego Zoo Kids channel at the Goryeb Children's Hospital. By bringing a sloth, penguin, and other amazing animals, Turtle Back Zoo brought tremendous joy so many ill children that day. They also spent numerous hours helping us film four new stories for the channel. They are the ultimate community partner. Today, May 31, I pass this coin on Tim Morrow, CEO of San Antonio Zoo, who helped us bring the San Diego Zoo Kids channel to Children's Hospital of San Antonio. It is wonderful to know that the channel will bring these children hope, happiness, and healing. Debra Erickson

This Kindness coin was given to me as a surprise in a Mother's Day card from my niece in Florida while visiting my Mother. This Butterfly coin is very special as I have been restricted and denied contact with my 14 year old son living overseas with his Father. Mother's Day was a difficult day for me and this gift from my niece Ashley really brightened up my day!! I am so thankful to have such a caring and thoughtful niece. With Much Gratitude - Aunt Michele

This Butterfly coin is ready to travel........

This Butterfly coin is ready to travel........

I’m just a simple kind of girl in search of Nirvana! Peace*Love*Happiness to All Who receive this coin. May it travel far!

I got this coin from my best friend for saving her life from an evil ocean :3 lol -Kathryn

Thank you Betsy. I've passed this coin on to my good friend Jane (along with a box of tea, as she is always running out). Jane's inspiring kindness will send this butterfly out into the world to do good as Susan would have wished.

This coin was given to me by my dear friend Phyllis Porter. She gave it to me for all the kindness i showed her and her son John during his illness until his passing. I gave the coin to my beautiful daughter Lavon Sturkey. A woman who does and will do for anyone on need. Her heart is big as the state of Texas and full of compassion.

I was given this coin by my mother. I have done my good deed and will pass the coin forward.

May 25th this butterfly was found looking over beautiful Clam Beach. She wanted a closer look but did not want to get her wings wet.

On May 26 2019, the Kuehl Cousins were cementing bicycle hoops at Kuehl Rocks near the Greenbrier Creek Little Library on the Raccoon River Valley Trail one mile north of Herndon, Iowa. This was our 2019 project in memory of our Kuehl parents and grandparents. Cyclist CH was riding the trail and stopped to help. He worked with the Cousins, who are 70 to 78 years old, by helping shovel, transporting bags of cement 1/4 mile down the trail, mixing concrete, pouring concrete, leveling the ground. He worked with us for several hours until the project was finished. We presented CH with the Monarch Butterfly coin that Cousin JMKH had placed inside the Little Library several weeks ago.

I feel very privilege to have been given this coin and to add to its journey. The person that gave the coin to me has made me feel honored in receiving it and hope that I may live up to the responsibility it entitles me. May this coin have a long and successful travel and come full circle

I was given this coin by Mary, I met Mary in Spain as we were walking the Camino de Santiago just outside Cacabelos. Mary was walking with her friend Roxane - both were amazing people and we formed a connection right away. I was struck by the kindness of Mary and her friend and I hope to pass this on with the coin in the future.

The coin I received from my friend Beth I carried with me daily. I'd ride my trike around our community, Seaside Resort. Mostly I was looking for milkweed. It was early in April 2019 and I was considering raising Monarchs for a second year - just considering mind you. But nobody just considers raising Monarchs. I'd sign up for Monarch sites and looked up Monarch information. Who was I kidding - considering raising Monarchs for a second year! Well, I knew of one spot in the park where I'd gotten milkweed, seed pods and caterpillars last year. But they'd been sprayed and there was a new tenant on the lot. I passed it by several times, but didn't go onto the lot as no one was outside. So I kept on riding and noticed the red/orange flower of the milkweed in a garden around the block. I watched it and looked for seed pods, but none and it was only the one stem. One day Bonnie was tending the garden, I asked her if she knew there was a milkweed in her garden. She'd noticed it and was watching over it for more sprouts. I offered her seeds I'd ordered online and some others gotten from the plants on the other lot last year. She planted them in the corner of her garden and showed me where. I've watched over them as Bonnie and her husband Jeff have now gone back to New Hampshire for the summer. I look forward to her first post for this coin. Thanks Bonnie for you interest and concern for Monarchs. Together and all of us, we'll keep them migrating, Trish

Dropped off at the Post Office and on the way to Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

Started in Spotsylvania, VA and is on the way to Siloam Springs, AR as a birthday present.

I'm passing along this coin to my beautiful "naturalist" daughter, Jessica, and her family (husband Dave, daughters Julia & Maria). They all love and enjoy the great outdoors, nature and all its beauty and I know they'll take very good care of this coin and pass it on to the best person possible. I appreciate the thoughtful kindness of my co-workers and will miss them terribly, but I now know that their thoughtfulness will give joy and be spread hopefully far & wide via this traveling coin!!

I received this coin from my friend and co-worker at Mirum Agency in San Diego. She bought me a coffee and it made my day! Cheers to spreading the little joys.

Nancy,

You are a such a wonderful Nurse and Friend. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and 40 YEARS of experience with all of us. It just won't be the same without you! Enjoy your retirement--you certainly deserve it :-)

Love,
Your Co-workers from Aurora

Julia & Dave Sabados gave me this coin for volunteering at the annual Day of Kindness event in Berthoud, CO. This was the ninth year of the event, nine years since Alex Sabados, their son, passed away from pediatric brain cancer just after his 14th birthday.

Alex was a Boy Scout with my sons and I got to know him a little at different Scouting events. Alex was perpetually cheerful, kind, and active—always ready for the next thing! Watching him suffer and die of cancer, watching Julia’s, Dave’s and their daughter Mia’s journey in grief has been both heartbreaking and inspiring. Their creation of A Day of Kindness has created good in world, out of terrible loss and tragedy. I look forward to passing this butterfly coin on to someone who needs help, while remembering Alex.

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