Coin Stories

The beginning of its journey... โ€œdo good and fly on!โ€

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 my long-time friend in sunny California.

Giving this coin to a very special young lady for Christmas. This is the last Christmas I will have with her and her family, since they will be moving. Love you, Sarah.

This butterfly started its journey in Auburn, Indiana, given to Vicki! Upon finding a beautiful fragile Day of the Day clay figurine in Mexico, Vicki carefully packed it and generously brought it back for me, allowing me to use it to share with others and teach more about the symbolism of monarchs in cultures. Thanks, Vicki for your thoughtfulness and generosity!

The journey of this coin begins in Auburn, Indiana as it is given to a dear person who is always looking out for mankind and animals. Her selflessness is limitless. Thank you, Robyn for all the good you do!

This coin goes to Linda Cornett who has been so faithful to visit my husband during his battle with cancer.

I will give this coin to my friend Camille. She has been so faithful to send cards during my husbands battle with cancer.

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 in the mail recently, part of an order I placed. I want to share the beauty of butterflies and the joy of kindness with the world around me. Hopefully during this Advent and Christmas season this butterfly will begin its journey . . .

Mary Jo Springer.
This is for your act of kindness towards everyone in your life. If it weren't for you the world would be a much different place. You bring so much love and caring to those around you. The world is a lot better place with you here. Thanks for everything you do and all the love you bring to everyone whose life you touch. You know no strangers only friends!
Love you,
JoEllen and Patti

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

Merry Christmas pass on the blessings

Merry Christmas pass on the love

Merry Christmas pass on the blessings

Merry Christmas pass on the love

Merry Christmas , pass on the blessings

Merry Christmas and lots of love. Pass it on

This is a Christmas gift that I hope brings many smiles on its journey

I hope many smiles are made with this Christmas gift

This is a Christmas gift that I hope brings lots of smiles

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!
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This coin was presented to Mr. Rob Davis of Fresh Energy for his tireless work in promoting the inclusion of pollinator habitat into new Solar Power projects being constructed across the country. He's making a difference and putting his passion to work for a greater cause and effort.....well done!

This butterfly coin is starting from Bartlett, TN and I hope it travels far.

This butterfly coin is starting from Bartlett, TN and I hope it travels far.

This butterfly coin is starting from Bartlett, TN and I hope it travels far.

This butterfly coin is starting from Bartlett, TN and I hope it travels far.

This butterfly coin is starting from Bartlett, TN and I hope it travels far.

This butterfly coin is starting from Bartlett, TN and I hope it travels far.

This butterfly coin is starting from Bartlett, TN and I hope it travels far.

This butterfly coin is starting from Bartlett, TN and I hope it travels far.

This butterfly coin is starting from Bartlett, TN and I hope it travels far.

This butterfly coin is starting from Bartlett, TN and I hope it travels far.

This butterfly coin is starting from Bartlett, TN and I hope it travels far.

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 โ€œstuffโ€ from my momโ€™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!

I am giving this coin to my "second dad" (Joe) in Maryville, Missouri. He was my athletic trainer in college at Northwest Missouri State University but has become more like family. We love his kiddos and one of his daughters (Austyn Jo) is my god-daughter. I am giving Joe this coin in memory of my triplet sister (Hillary) who passed away in a car accident when we (myself and my sister Candace) were 5 years old. I am hoping Joe passes this coin onto someone special in his life that has lost a loved one in memory of his sister who passed away from cancer a couple years ago. I love you Joe!!

The previous note about the coin in regards to Kelly was done in Maryville, Missouri. I forgot to change the location. Thanks!

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