Coin Stories

I bought these coins at Christmas and have been holding onto it until I found just the right person to give it to. I believe Kristin to be the most deserving person for this coin. She is one of the most loving and kind individuals I have ever met and believe this butterfly is off on the most wonderous journey in her hands. Xoxo thanks for all you do Kristen. Love Christine and Liz

This coin was given to Julius, Hope's uncle, at her urn committal ceremony held in North Adams, MA on April 20, 2019. It's journey will now begin!

This coin was given to Suzanne, Hope's cousin, at her urn committal ceremony held in North Adams, MA on April 20, 2019. It's journey will now begin!

This coin was given to Colleen, Hope's friend, at her urn committal ceremony held in North Adams, MA on April 20, 2019. It's journey will now begin!

This coin was given to Stacy, Hope's cousin, at her urn committal ceremony held in North Adams, MA on April 20, 2019. It's journey will now begin!

This coin was given to Georgene, Hope's aunt and godmother, at her urn committal ceremony held in North Adams, MA on April 20, 2019. It's journey will now begin!

This coin was given to Tom, Hope's husband, at her urn committal ceremony held in North Adams, MA on April 20, 2019. It's journey will now begin!

This coin was given to Erika, Hope's daughter, at her urn committal ceremony held in North Adams, MA on April 20, 2019. It's journey will now begin!

This coin was given to Thomas, Hope's son, at her urn committal ceremony held in North Adams, MA on April 20, 2019. It's journey will now begin!

This coin was given to Eleanor, Hope's mother, at the urn committal ceremony held in North Adams, MA on April 20, 2019. It's journey will now begin!

Given to Mark for assisting me in installing a soap dispenser in my sink; a task I could not do by myself.

This coin is being presented to my great nephew Takoda on his 2nd Birthday. Takoda's mother was a advocate for Monarch Butterfly habitat and even raised Monarch's. She was generous, thoughtful and kind. Whoever passes this coin along with a kind deed would be of the same Tribe. My hope is that each year Takoda can check in here and be inspired by the stories about this coin's journey to always be kind.

I received this coin from the mother of one of my piano students in Oregon, WI. What a beautiful idea!

My sister gave me this beautiful butterfly for my Birthday. This coin is going to travel in memory of my brother Daniel. He is missed every day.

I am giving this coin to my daughter Carissa today, 4/20/19.
Today is her 32nd birthday. Today she has also been back home for 6 months after being homeless. Most significantly today she has been clean of heroin and meth for 6 months!!
She may choose to keep the coin because of it's significance. Or she may choose to pass it on to give someone else hope. (She is a very compassionate person). The choice is hers.
For all who are reading, life is made of choices. Please think before you make choices, they determine where your life will lead.
I love you Carissa. I am proud of you.

I gave this coin to my sister in law in remembrance of her son, Logan, and other loved ones that have passed away. The butterfly reminds me of how fragile life can be. I have witnessed the monarch butterfly migration along the Gulf Coast and it is a beautiful sight to see! No individual butterfly completes the full migration...four generations are involved in the annual event. Do good and fly on!

Don't weep for me
I'm no longer here,
I've a date with a
butterfly to dance in the air.
I'll be singing in the
sunshine, wild and free
playing tag with the wind
while I'm watching over thee.
- author unknown

I received this coin in the mail from my cousin Peaches. We spent two days traveling together and really getting to know one another on a different level. I feel so blessed to have received this coin and will treasure up until the moment I know who to release it to.

I gave this coin to my mother in law in remembrance of her daughter, Suzanne, and other loved ones that have passed away. The butterfly reminds me of how fragile life can be. I have witnessed the monarch butterfly migration along the Gulf Coast and it is a beautiful sight to see! No individual butterfly completes the full migration...four generations are involved in this annual event. Do good and fly on!

Don't weep for me
I'm no longer here,
I've a date with a
butterfly to dance in the air.
I'll be singing in the
sunshine, wild and free
playing tag with the wind
while I'm watching over thee.
- author unknown

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

In honor of administrative professionals week I am starting this butterfly on its journey. Any deed big or small, help someone out or pay it forward. Choose to be kind.
Cindy

I was part of a small Christian group that supports people with Altimezer's disease. We meet weekly to discuss events and encourage one another. This coin was given to me as a thank you for my participation. This coin originated in Lebanon, VA.

I have an idea to surprise a stranger at the dollar store with a random act of kindness...

I'm going to carry this coin around for a moment. When I'm ready to set it free I'll give it to someone as a thank you or perhaps someone I make a connection with while outdoors.

The butterfly coin was given to Carol Durocher in recognition of all the work she does for our hospital. She is very dedicated to her quality and infection prevention work. I truly appreciate everything she does to improve the quality of care we provide to our patients.

Jennifer Riedy

I received this coin on 4/19/2019 from Dr. Scott Voskul for supporting a large scale project that improved overall hospital efficiency and effectiveness for AdvocateAurora Manitowoc Hospital. I was able to help the leadership team work through the process of rethinking how we operated our hospital by engaging our front-line team members. The process was a success and all parties were supported in the transition.

I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with such a great group of people from the Manitowoc hospital and do great things for our patients!

This butterfly coin is for Elle and her exciting new journey - I hope you find someone that has been kind to you to give your butterfly to!

This butterfly is for your brave new journey and I hope you find someone to give it to that has been very kind to you!

This coin was purchased for Hope Days 2019. Hope Days was founded on May 1, 2015 to celebrate what would be Hope Cookis-McCarthy’s last birthday. She was turning 49 and was nearing the end of a two year battle with stage IV colon cancer. Her tribe of family and friends wanted to show her she was cherished and to bolster her courage to continue the fight as long as she could. Hope’s entire life was based on kindness and empathy for people and animals, always taking care of others and adopting strays from the time she was a child. She put others above herself.

Between May 1-13, we invite you to spread kindness. This can be anything YOU are comfortable doing, for ANYONE you wish to do it for. You are invited to pay it forward and make the world a nicer place in memory of Hope.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopeDays13/ or @HopeDays13

This coin was purchased for Hope Days 2019. Hope Days was founded on May 1, 2015 to celebrate what would be Hope Cookis-McCarthy’s last birthday. She was turning 49 and was nearing the end of a two year battle with stage IV colon cancer. Her tribe of family and friends wanted to show her she was cherished and to bolster her courage to continue the fight as long as she could. Hope’s entire life was based on kindness and empathy for people and animals, always taking care of others and adopting strays from the time she was a child. She put others above herself.

Between May 1-13, we invite you to spread kindness. This can be anything YOU are comfortable doing, for ANYONE you wish to do it for. You are invited to pay it forward and make the world a nicer place in memory of Hope.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopeDays13/ or @HopeDays13

This coin was purchased for Hope Days 2019. Hope Days was founded on May 1, 2015 to celebrate what would be Hope Cookis-McCarthy’s last birthday. She was turning 49 and was nearing the end of a two year battle with stage IV colon cancer. Her tribe of family and friends wanted to show her she was cherished and to bolster her courage to continue the fight as long as she could. Hope’s entire life was based on kindness and empathy for people and animals, always taking care of others and adopting strays from the time she was a child. She put others above herself.

Between May 1-13, we invite you to spread kindness. This can be anything YOU are comfortable doing, for ANYONE you wish to do it for. You are invited to pay it forward and make the world a nicer place in memory of Hope.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopeDays13/ or @HopeDays13

This coin was purchased for Hope Days 2019. Hope Days was founded on May 1, 2015 to celebrate what would be Hope Cookis-McCarthy’s last birthday. She was turning 49 and was nearing the end of a two year battle with stage IV colon cancer. Her tribe of family and friends wanted to show her she was cherished and to bolster her courage to continue the fight as long as she could. Hope’s entire life was based on kindness and empathy for people and animals, always taking care of others and adopting strays from the time she was a child. She put others above herself.

Between May 1-13, we invite you to spread kindness. This can be anything YOU are comfortable doing, for ANYONE you wish to do it for. You are invited to pay it forward and make the world a nicer place in memory of Hope.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopeDays13/ or @HopeDays13

This coin was purchased for Hope Days 2019. Hope Days was founded on May 1, 2015 to celebrate what would be Hope Cookis-McCarthy’s last birthday. She was turning 49 and was nearing the end of a two year battle with stage IV colon cancer. Her tribe of family and friends wanted to show her she was cherished and to bolster her courage to continue the fight as long as she could. Hope’s entire life was based on kindness and empathy for people and animals, always taking care of others and adopting strays from the time she was a child. She put others above herself.

Between May 1-13, we invite you to spread kindness. This can be anything YOU are comfortable doing, for ANYONE you wish to do it for. You are invited to pay it forward and make the world a nicer place in memory of Hope.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopeDays13/ or @HopeDays13

This coin was purchased for Hope Days 2019. Hope Days was founded on May 1, 2015 to celebrate what would be Hope Cookis-McCarthy’s last birthday. She was turning 49 and was nearing the end of a two year battle with stage IV colon cancer. Her tribe of family and friends wanted to show her she was cherished and to bolster her courage to continue the fight as long as she could. Hope’s entire life was based on kindness and empathy for people and animals, always taking care of others and adopting strays from the time she was a child. She put others above herself.

Between May 1-13, we invite you to spread kindness. This can be anything YOU are comfortable doing, for ANYONE you wish to do it for. You are invited to pay it forward and make the world a nicer place in memory of Hope.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopeDays13/ or @HopeDays13

This coin was purchased for Hope Days 2019. Hope Days was founded on May 1, 2015 to celebrate what would be Hope Cookis-McCarthy’s last birthday. She was turning 49 and was nearing the end of a two year battle with stage IV colon cancer. Her tribe of family and friends wanted to show her she was cherished and to bolster her courage to continue the fight as long as she could. Hope’s entire life was based on kindness and empathy for people and animals, always taking care of others and adopting strays from the time she was a child. She put others above herself.

Between May 1-13, we invite you to spread kindness. This can be anything YOU are comfortable doing, for ANYONE you wish to do it for. You are invited to pay it forward and make the world a nicer place in memory of Hope.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopeDays13/ or @HopeDays13

This coin was purchased for Hope Days 2019. Hope Days was founded on May 1, 2015 to celebrate what would be Hope Cookis-McCarthy’s last birthday. She was turning 49 and was nearing the end of a two year battle with stage IV colon cancer. Her tribe of family and friends wanted to show her she was cherished and to bolster her courage to continue the fight as long as she could. Hope’s entire life was based on kindness and empathy for people and animals, always taking care of others and adopting strays from the time she was a child. She put others above herself.

Between May 1-13, we invite you to spread kindness. This can be anything YOU are comfortable doing, for ANYONE you wish to do it for. You are invited to pay it forward and make the world a nicer place in memory of Hope.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopeDays13/ or @HopeDays13

This coin was purchased for Hope Days 2019. Hope Days was founded on May 1, 2015 to celebrate what would be Hope Cookis-McCarthy’s last birthday. She was turning 49 and was nearing the end of a two year battle with stage IV colon cancer. Her tribe of family and friends wanted to show her she was cherished and to bolster her courage to continue the fight as long as she could. Hope’s entire life was based on kindness and empathy for people and animals, always taking care of others and adopting strays from the time she was a child. She put others above herself.

Between May 1-13, we invite you to spread kindness. This can be anything YOU are comfortable doing, for ANYONE you wish to do it for. You are invited to pay it forward and make the world a nicer place in memory of Hope.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopeDays13/ or @HopeDays13

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