Coin Stories

I am passing this coin from Chesterton, Indiana to my former student in Valparaiso Indiana!

I found this coin along with another glass treasure on a trail that ran along the Mad River in Mckinleyville, Ca. It was a beautiful evening with a beautiful sunset. We watched the Sea Lions play in the water as the tide was coming in. It is now going to be off on a new adventure.

Thanks to the Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund and Conservation Blueprint for the coin. It is an honor to have and look forward to being able to pay it forward to someone doing great conservation work.
-Nate

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.

I found this in a purse I totally forgot about. I am so excited to use this for Geocaching with my son's. Hopefully it makes an amazing journey :)

I found a flower garden box where people put a gift in and take one out. I am finally paying it forward. Can’t wait to hear the next story!

A neighbor dug some plants out of her yard for me. Some sedum, hellebores, and foxglove. Al things I didn’t have and always wanted. Now they are in and growing along happily. I let the coin fly and now it resides with her now. Thanks Pat!

This coin was presented to Nate Hylla with the Stearns County Soil & Water Conservation District for his exceptional support of pollinator habitat through a series of webinars conducted with The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund and Conservation Blueprint in February 2021.

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’!

This coin was given to me by a lovely family member.

From Austin Texas to johns creek Georgia, I will keep this coin moving. It’s in good hands and will give the seeds I won a proper start then be on its way. Stay tuned!

The story begins with Melissa. Do Good & Fly On!

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.

Congratulations! You were the 500th person to receive Free Milkweed Seeds. Thank you for growing milkweed. 🌱🐛

I received this coin from my Grandma in Ohio. It made it to Goldsboro, NC.

I spent some quality time picking up litter around my neighborhood. Picture from a warmer week!

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,

Kjell

Leaving Fowlerville to my sister in law in Gaylord to send her good luck.

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.

Ready to start my new journey

Ready to start my new journey

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,
Mareyna
-Love you mama, love you forever

Diese Coin habe ich in der Bücherbox von trinschen gefunden - meine erste Münze - spannend! Sie reist in der Box wieder weiter.
Liebe Grüße aus dem WienerWald, efell

This coin made it to Oviedo, Florida with the help of my very kind and thoughtful student! Can't wait to see where it travels to next!

-Ms.Ketcham

Given to Bridgette Cudzilo for being our realtor extraordinaire who went above and beyond to make our dreams possible!

I am passing this coin on to my sister-in-law God speed and many blessings, from Portage,in

I was given this coin by someone who’s helped bring me back from the brink and I’ve helped him as well. The kindness I’ve given him is why he gave me this coin. I hope it spreads more love and kindness through its journey.

God give me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

I got this coin from a bookcrosser during a holiday gift exchange.
I’ve attached a geocache trackable to it and sent it on its journey visiting geocaches and spreading kindness.

May you spread love and kidness in the world. May you develope awareness, oneness, and prosper in spirit letting that spiritual energy guide you on the road of happy destiny.

I recieved this coin from my friend June. The best friendships teach us how to love and care for one another. I've now known June for almost a quarter of a century. She first came into my life while I was going through a painful divorce that left me as a single parent. I could have never made it through that time without her friendship! We are both from VA and we would often travel in a convoy on the road to visit family (it was a comfort to not make that trip alone). She also provided a ride sometimes for my son, either coming or going, to visit his Virginia grandparents when it would have been hard for me to get off work and make the trip. June showed me during that time what it means to be a steadfast true friend. I hope to always follow her example in my friendships. We haven't seen each other in almost 7 years (hoping to change that after COVID), but everytime we talk, it is as if no time at all has passed. I hope to do something special for a friend this year that honors what I've learned about friendship from June. Not sure who I'll pass this coin along to, but I'm sure that at the right time, I'll know the right person.

Found this beauty out in the Manilla dunes humboldt county while searching for my lost marbles....

Thank you for working safely. Merry Christmas. Spread the LUV!

Found this beautiful coin on an early morning adventure in Trinidad, California.

This butterfly coin began its journey in Valparaiso, IN. I am giving it to my sister in law for Christmas.
Do Good & Fly On ❤️

This butterfly coin journey begins in Valparaiso, IN. I am giving it to my Grandma for Christmas.
Do Good & Fly On ❤️

My Aunt Marry Kay recently passed and I found this coin when I was cleaning my room shortly after we came back home from her funeral in Butte. I am not sure if I should give this coin to someone if they do a kind deed or if I do a kind deed for them and pass it on, but I know I an going to give it to someone soon. In this time with COVID-19 there is plenty of kindness around.

Given to Jen Hart who supported her team and clinic during a pandemic while wearing multiple hats with added responsibilities. Jen advocated for adequate PPE for patient and staff safety, revised workflows unique to primary care, and helped to create an innovative nursing role within the clinic. This new role will provide needed support to front end operations, support the mission of the clinic, and provide better care to the population they serve. Jen is a dedicated leader who seeks out opportunities for improvement and the staff and patients are lucky to have Jen in this role. Thank you Jen!

The light of one the worlds most beautiful souls went out on us this year, but that won’t stop all the wonderful things she stood for from carrying that light forward. This coin spreads love and support, the same as the light we lost. 💕

Helped shop for food for my neighbor during much of the corona pandemic. She is medically compromised and had many fears of leaving her home.

Thank you so much for this coin. I will try to come up with a good plan for passing it on.

This will be going to my Bookcrossing Europe and UK Secret Santa who is ???? and lives in ?????

Wonderful to give and then to receive. I look forward to passing on the good 😌

Marlene and her store have made our little community so much better. Her kindness and support of local causes has made a huge difference. On a personal note when me and my Hubby were in COVID lockdown she delivered groceries and food to us right to our door when we weren't allowed to leave the house. Thank you for being awesome.

We are giving this to a special young lady that has an amazing life journey ahead of her. She is hardworking committed and undaunted! She has over the last few years given many hours of her time to my son in her role as a volunteer buddy. She accepted and dealt with his extra needs without judgment or drama and provided him with so many opportunities to safely explore. She has become a family friend even as she now moves on to her next role, teaching. Emily this is not a goodbye, this an acknowledgement and a thank you for being such a special person. I don't think this butterfly will stay with you long, being the kind person you are I am sure there will be many opportunities for it to be passed along. I hope you enjoy following its journey and see it as a reminder that you are making a difference in the world........
Happy Christmas 2019

Thank you Aaron for setting a wonderful example of peace and friendship for me and Bev and the entire Windy Gap family.

I received this as part of an incredible Bookcrossing HGG 2020 package. I will be looking for a great opportunity to pay the kindness forward. Thank you so much Shemchin!

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