Coin Stories

Delightful gift from my father, David McWhirter from Carson City, NV. He knows that we love Geocaching and kindness!! Hope this coin finds you well!

Delightful gift from my father, David McWhirter from Carson City, NV. He knows that we love Geocaching and kindness!! Hope this coin finds you well!

Alexander gave me this coin because he has changed my life. He's supported me through my journey with self discovery, mental and physical health.

This coin was given to Spence who works at Abilene Bone & Joint. He, like all the people working there go out of their way to get you back up and running after your operation. Thanks for all you do to help me Spence. Thanks for the act of kindness.

I received this beautiful Monarch Butterfly coin form my dear friend Heidi. She has a very special place in my heart. She is a caring, loving, fun hearted person. I am so lucky to call her one of my closest friends! I will carry this coin with me and pass it forward to another kind person in my life, my sister, Patty. She is not only my sister but my friend too! There can never been enough kindness in this world.
My Grandmother's Garden Poem (author unknown).
There is beauty in the sunlight and the soft heaven above...oh the world is full of beauty when your heart is full of love!

I have held it for over a year. Now it's time to let the butterfly take flight. We met a nice couple from the next town over in the supermarket. They took us in and invited us to all of their holiday gatherings and made us fee like family. I am giving them the coin at tonight's dinner.

I received my beautiful butterfly coin from a friend who knew I was hurting. I keep it with me as a reminder that kindness can help someone heal. But I won't keep it forever! There is someone else out there who needs some kindness and I'll be happy to spread it!

The coin is now in Eastern PA. My friend mailed it to me. It made me feel good she thought of me when she saw it. Its beautiful. Thanks!

My dear friend gave me this coin as a token of appreciation for helping her small business.

This coin reminds me my uncle Tito. He died 4 years ago in June. He was amazing. November the 2nd. we did altars with the family to honor him and share all memories he left on us. That day a monarca butterfly was flying in the altars we make and someone said "he came to see us" so every time I see one I remember him. He was a kidness persone.

This butterfly is winging its way to David.
Flying on... where?

This coin began its journey in Las Vegas, from Linda at Monarch Executive Solutions, and traveled to Janice. This coin is to bring good luck and wishes of continued success, both personally and professionally to Janice. She can choose to keep it or pass it on to someone in the future. We at Monarch hope that it brings happiness and a smile to everyone it touches!

For always being there for me, even when I don't realize I need you! Your selfless generosity, and ability to empathize is forever astounding me. I'm so proud to call you my best friend!

This coin was given to Paige who works at Abilene Bone & Joint. She, like all the people working there go out of their way to get you back up and running after your operation. Paige would make sure I continued my PT (Physical Therapy) without having to wait. She would make sure I had my next exercise ready and waiting as soon as I finished the one I was on. I also watched her as she went about her duties cleaning, changing pillow cases, setting up equipment and so on. She is always smiling and makes everyone she works with feel good. Abilene Bone & Joint should be proud having her work for them. Thanks Paige for showing your acts of kindness in a place that needs it. Take care, Mr. M.

This coin was given to Ginger who works at Abilene Bone & Joint. She, like all the people working there go out of their way to get you back up and running after your operation. Ginger helped me reschedule my PT (Physical Therapy) time so I did not have to drive to the facility twice in the same day. I was able to do my PT directly after my follow-up appointment with Dr. Stark. Thanks for going out of your way to help me Ginger. Your act of kindness Ginger was greatly appreciated.

This coin was given to Carol who works at Abilene Bone & Joint. She, like all the people working there go out of their way to get you back up and running after your operation. Carol suggested I reschedule my PT (Physical Therapy) time so I did not have to drive to the facility twice in the same day. I was able to do my PT directly after my follow-up appointment with Dr. Stark. Thanks for going out of your way to help me Carol. Thanks for the act of kindness.

My name is Dan S and I received this special coin from my good friend Robin. She touched my life so so many positive ways and I hope that all of her kindness that she gave to me will also work it’s way through me into the next person who receives it.

I received this coin from my loving aunt after she let me move into her home after some tougher times. She took me in and I felt like I was home before I even moved my stuff in. She was one of the greatest women I’ve ever known.

I was the recipient of the coin on my birthday in 2019. I am passing the coin along to my good friend who is very crafty and creative. When COVID-19 hit and she was no longer able to clean houses for a living, she pivoted and decided to use her sewing skills to make masks and surgical caps. She became an essential worker by doing this. She spends countless hours sourcing the supplies for the masks and evolving them to the different needs. From making them with ties to using elastic to changing to an adjustable elastic. She continues to spend many trips to the post office to mail masks off to people who have purchased or she has donated to. She spent many hours figuring out how to make surgical scrub hats for the Veterans Administration. She has donated hundreds of beautiful masks. This kind soul is always looking for ways to use her crafting skills to bring joy to those in need.

July 14th, 2020
I give this coin to Merri Lou because she is such a special person. She has been patient and kind to me always. I appreciate that and love her and hope some day we can be best friends.

A dear friend sent me this coin when my father suddenly passed away. She shared how she remembers her father with small acts of kindness.
She sent me this coin as a way for me to remember my father and bring some peace to my heart during a time of great sadness. I look forward to sharing this with someone else and allowing this butterfly to do its part in promoting kindness and peace.

Our neighbor gave me my coin when I moved away and I got to start a chain.

I'm giving this coin to my awesome cousin, Jennifer Madison, on her birthday, July 13, 2020. Jenn is simply one of the best people I know. She cares about the people she loves, and is a perfect example of "grace under fire". No matter what curve balls life throws at her (and there have been some doozies the past few years!), she continue to keep on keepin' on, doing what needs doing, and never losing her faith, her determination or her sense of humor. She's so much stronger than she gives herself credit for, and her inner beauty shines for the whole world to see. She is a blessing to everyone she knows, and I love and admire her so much.

This coin is a 50th birthday gift to my dear friend! Enjoy releasing it to the world.

Sis,
Less than 4 days after i landed at Incirlik you kidnapped me ensuring I got out of the house and experienced the various activities on the Air Base. You keep this old souls out way beyond my bedtime. It all started from a television purchase. That was the beginning or our life long bond. Whenever and wherever, you know i will be there. I am only a call, text, email away. You are indeed God sent. Please take care and enjoy life.
Paxton

Im so thankful for you coming into my life. When I was coming to Incirlik I didn't think it would be this easy to be expected into a family and make friends. But you made me feel at home, it sucks that l'm losing one of my family members. But i wish you the best and see you in the States.

Serena!
Boss Lunsford!!! Lol. I miss your face! Thank you for being a wonderful friend, for all the laughs, food, and the overall genuine care! Thank you for opening your heart to all of us! *bug hugs*
😎 Chiro

Serena,
Where has the time gone? The ‘Lik would’ve been such a different place without you. So many amazing memories — mingles, Game of Thrones, Starbucks, community center activities, Spaniard sightings and on and on. You brought people together, opened up your home and heart and became family. Love you lady! Your ride and die sister — Carmelita

This coin is being sent to Virginia to a good friend with a little summer treat! It's meant to brighten her day and give her some summer fun. :)

This coin is traveling to San Francisco with a little summer fun package just to brighten up the day and say, I miss you. Stay safe, have fun and do good!

Serena❤️
Thank you for your endless smiles and lots of love. I will always cherish our time together and I’m so grateful for your friendship. I love you woman! Thank you for being my family!

💙Dove

Serena, thank you so much for your kindness since I first got here. You are an amazing person that truly cares about those who surround you. I will surely miss your friendly demeanor. You are one in a million. See ya! Danielle 🤗

Serena, it's been a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for everything! I look forward to seeing you again.

Safe travels!
Erica

Serena, I would like to thank you for all that you did for me, including all the times you fed me 🤣. We are truly going to miss you! Good luck with your next adventure and hopefully our paths cross again.
-Daniel

Serena, our paths have crossed during 3 assignments on 3 continents, I am wishing you all the best and much success in your next adventure. Thank you my travel buddy. May god continue to bless you.

Serena, words cannot express how grateful I am to have crossed paths with you on this crazy journey. Thank you for opening your home and your heart to me. I have enjoyed traveling, laughing, eating, and everything in between with you. I wish you the best of luck and know that this place will definitely not be the same without you. Until we meet again!😘

Serena...my sister! There are NO words to tell you how much you mean to me! I had only been in Turkey for a couple of weeks when you arrived. We became fast friends and created so many lasting memories. You sincerely became and will always be my sister! I have so many great memories from my year over there and you are a part of them all. Much laughter and a few tears but most importantly it was together. Pool days, coffee and simit runs, carpet store visits, GoT, great meals, Reeses peanut butter cups with popcorn, wreath making, wine glass painting, neighborhood mingles...so many things. You were my sounding board and my safe place to land when I was missing my family back home. I love you more than you can know and can't wait to see you on this side of the world! xoxo

Serena! The woman who came into my life and definitely made it better. You are the most loving, inviting, selfless, person I ever met. You give your heart and you give it without wanting anything in return. This past year I not only gained another friend, I gained a sister for life. I’m truly lucky to have you and I wish nothing but the best for you. I can’t wait for all of your dreams to come true because no one deserves it more. Can’t wait to see you. Love always❤️

Serena!!!! You were definitely one of my favorite people at Incirlik! You have the biggest heart and such a warm personality. I miss our lunches at the club at "your table". Yes, you were the "Godmother", Lol!
I will always remember my birthday surprise, Thanksgiving at your house and the holiday mingles. You are a fun person and brought so much life to the "Lik" personally and professionally. I'm so glad you'll be back in the states. I will definitely visit you! Friends always, Valencia ❤ P.S. I'm so glad you got to go home and be near your family.

Serena, you are one-of-a-kind and an amazing person. From the first day I arrived at Incirlik, you pulled me in like I was family. There is not enough words to explain the impact that you have had on me and on other people, because you give everyone your whole heart ❤️. From the events you ran, to inviting people in your home for good food, laughs and relaxation, you treated everyone as family. You are a true friend, sister and someone who will tell it like it is 🤣 thank you for being there for me always! And even though you would make fun of my shortness and certain nicknames 🍀, it was out of love and probably personal amusement. I have unforgettable memories with you...from long conversations to coffee runs, Bingo, puzzles, movie marathons, Cyprus, cooking, chocolate chip cookies 🍪, and more. Excited for your next adventure and Kirkland better be ready!! Love you for life my sister!! Can’t wait to see you 😉🤪

“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” Proverbs 27:9
Dearest Aunt (teyze) Serena,
You have selflessly invited us into your tribe, and I am forever grateful for your friendship and kinship. As the countdown draws near, I am deeply saddened to see a hallmark of Incirlik connectivity leave, but I pray those in your path will cherish and esteem you. Your compassion, honesty, talents, thoroughness, and the endless fun you bring to life will be our everlasting memory! Here is to virtual date nights, now unmasked! “We love you so much! Kisses and hearts, kisses and hearts, kisses and hearts! Eenie feenie finie oonie wahwah!” Love, Your Twinsie (and her tagalong Mom) ❤️😉

My amazing Serena...How lucky am I to have someone so special in my life? Getting to know you has been truly an honor. Thank you for your love, kindness, compassion, realness and thank you for not only being a friend, but a sister! Just know that I will forever be in your corner! I love your beautiful soul! I’ll see you very soon!

Love, Mel

This coin is dedicated to an amazing woman. She loves with her whole heart. Serena has become more than just a friend me. She’s my sister. She’s the type of person that will tell you how wrong you are and you don’t get mad. You don’t get mad because you know it’s coming from a place of love. When you come to her home she makes you feel like it’s your home. She will bend over backwards for you. Serena I will miss the make dinners, the Sunday breakfasts, the jewelry, the talks and everything in between. But most of all I’ll miss you, your presence, and your unbelievable love for those you call family. Thank you for being a sister to me and I can’t wait to continue this ride. All the trips, all the talks, all of Serena!!! Thank you beautiful and don’t worry I’ll still harass you as if you were here. Love you!!!!

Don't know yet whom I'm going to give this coin to. Exciting...

Giving this to two wonderful and giving friends who do such much for others.

This coin is going from Schuylkill Haven , PA to Dundee, Scotland. My dear new friend Billy Bee. An amazing man who can grow anything! He has a beautiful soul and a shining heart. He is able to make me laugh at a moments notice. I'm fortunate to know him.
"“One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees...”
― Leo Tolstoy
"The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. "
Elizabeth Lawrence

This coin started in Las Vegas NV with Linda at Monarch Executive Solutions and is traveling to Shauna in Temecula CA. We hope it puts a smile on her face, and that her new job brings her years of joy and happiness. She is very deserving of this opportunity - good things happen to good people and we are overjoyed that she has landed a terrific new role! Wishing her the best in life and continued success!!

I received my butterfly coin from my generous sister who is visiting western New York state from New Mexico. My sister is a blessing to many people, including me. I will pass the coin on and the random act of kindness. Beautiful coin.

This was giftedto me from a very dear friend after the loss of our daughter, sister, mother, friend.

I am passing this on to my dearest friend of 65 years, she has had a very difficult year ill family and a cancer diagnosis.

A lover of butterflys I asked her once "can you ever have to many butterflys emphatically replied NO.

This coin is being given to an essential worker who is sure to send all my mail with care and a smile. No matter what question or need I have, he is always there to help with a positive attitude! I'm just passing a kindness forward with gratitude for all that he does.

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