Monday, May 8, 2023
So butterflies are beautiful creatures that represent hope, transformation and rebirth. They remind us that no matter what happens in life, there is always time to start again.
Welcome to #4142, I look forward to getting to know you and please let me know if there is anything you need as you adjust to our store and become our new, fearless leader.
I can already see that you will do great things here and I believe in you. Thank you for letting me continue to do my greatest passion, teaching about the Monarch butterfly!
I was given this coin last summer by a lady at cedar bog with my grandparents. We were learning about fens and bogs in our 4-H botany club and my grandparents wanted to show us an example of one. I engaged in a conversation with a really nice lady who at the end of the tour gave me this coin. I had put it in a keepsake box and while cleaning I found it and saw that it had a code on the back. I will take it on my journey to Williamsburg, Virginia for my 8th grade trip. This coin is too beautiful to keep and deserves to be passed on.
This coin is making its way to BJ, in appreciation for all she does for everyone every day! We hope this coin brings a smile and reminds her to take time to see the beauty and wonder in nature all around us.
BJ - you can keep the coin forever or as long as you want, and/or gift it to someone special and watch it 'fly' via this website.
Wishing you the best always!
After 3 years I am passing this coin onto Courtney Garland as a personal recognition for the amazing and selfless work she has done for Stone Ridge Veterinary Hospital, especially on our journey to AAHA accreditation. Her dedication does not go unnoticed and I am so grateful to have her as part of my team and to count her as a friend. Words are not enough to show her how valued she is but I hope she knows that she is priceless!
Robin got this coin from one of her students in honor of her uncle, to memorialize his memory.
One day, a box appeared in my Kindergarten classroom. It was covered with inspiring messages and sweet pictures. It was a box of books for my students, from Robin and her 2nd grade class.
My class was so excited to read the books and hear the story of the butterfly coin. They were inspired to practice kindness as much as they could.
The coin came from my wife who gave it to our granddaughter. She never used it and gave it to me.
I met a lady today in her 70’s who is still working and does not expect to be able to retire. She washes, dries, and folds people’s clothing. She was very helpful so I struck up a conversation with her.
We talked about our children and grandchildren and she told me how she had raised several of her grandchildren. One in particular was very difficult but has become a wonderful person and mother. Anyway when I left I handed her $50 and the coin, hoping to brighten her day. She seemed very surprised and touched.
My best friend Betty gifted this gorgeous butterfly coin to me after my ex-husband passed away in 2017. Betty is a truly amazing woman, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She would give you literally anything you are in need of, even if it would make HER struggle because of it. And she does not ever expect anything in return except friendship, love and respect. I have known her for 20+ years and wouldn't trade a single day of knowing her for anything in the world!
Butterflies always remind me of Joe. And his favorite color was blue. Having a coin with this blue butterfly was the perfect fit for me. I have held onto it for almost six years now, as it made me think of him. I currently have terminal cancer with an unknown number of days/months/years left. The doctors said they expected I would have 6-9 months left. January 15th, 2023 was the 9 month mark, and I passed it right on by. Every day going forward is a win!
I have decided to pass on this coin to my high school bestie, TiNille. I met her when I first moved to Leavenworth, WA in 1993, and from that day we were connected. We have amazing memories together including; sneaking out during sleepovers for some raspberry filled powdered donuts, cheerleading together under the Friday night lights, Summer camp, ditching school, etc.
We lost touch, as many do after high school. But she has always been there. And we always pick up...right where we left off. One week, one year, one decade. She is a true friend.
TiNille recently came to visit me from her home in California. We had a wonderful weekend making new memories and reliving old ones. I will never forget your kindness and love, TiNi. ❤️
I hope this coin brings her happiness and memories of our friendship. And I hope someday, she will pass it on and do something kind for another human.
Be good to eachother. Be kind. Love your fellow humans. If you find yourself in a position to help another...pay for their gas/groceries/diapers/etc. You never know when you may be in a position of needing something someday. If you are, hopefully someone will be there to help YOU out.
p.s. Always say "I love you!"
Received in Pismo Beach from a client in Utah. Save the monarchs, plant milkweed and pollinator plants. www.caterpillarchow.com
This coin got to my hands from someone very special... Someone with great, kind heart, who made a major difference in my life. She helped me with opening up and seeing world and myself through different perspective. We shared our stories about Blue Butterfly...
I am forever grateful to this beautiful person and will hold her in my thoughts and heart forever....
Received this meaningful coin from dear friends that I happened to meet by chance through our mutual love of dogs. I have had this coin for three years and it has helped and guided me through some hard times that life throws your way.
I am passing it on so that this 'butterfly' may help others who are always kind in heart. Thank you.
I've held on to this coin long enough and have found the perfect person to pass it on to. During the pandemic Bitsy D. was one of many Zumba instructors to teach via social media but Bitsy choose to teach on zoom free of charge to all of her students. But now that "lockdown" has been over for quite some time she not only has her home life, her work life, teaching Zumba at a health facility, she is one of the only instructors I know that continues to teach over Zoom and it's still free to all her students. And that's just one of the many acts of kindness Bitsy has done.
Received my coin as a Christmas present from my sister Deb. I think Deb and myself will "Be the Good" together, coming up with ideas of how to do this the best. Once we decide on what we are going to do, I will come back and update this story. Some choices are: helping a homeless person or helping a low income elderly person.
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