Coin Stories

I've been doing volunteer work with a group called SAWs. Servants At Work is an eclectic group of Christians who build handicap accessibility ramps for people who cannot afford to do it themselves.

This coin has to wait a little bit until it can be given away.

I like to give it to a friend of mine living in Gambia.
And I want to give it personally. So when it is time to travel, this coin will follow me.

This coin is the next to travel in my pocket.

I received this coin months ago, but haven't had a chance to look at the note until now. I'm glad I did because it makes me feel appreciated for the work I do with Rescue Pit. Thanks, John!

I'm sending this card to the son of a dear high school friend. We had such zany times and haven't kept in touch, but in these strange COVID times, saw her FB post asking people to send cards for her son's birthday. I sent along with a Paper Monster to put together and a homemade card. I hope that it helps make his day special.

i’m giving this to my wonderful art teacher who inspired me to follow my passion in creating art 💜 i hope she never forgets how amazing she is :)

I'm sending this coin out to my dear step mother. I'm hoping that this coin brightens her heart as she thinks of the good deed she will do for someone else before passing the coin along.

Just receive this beautiful coin in the mail from my dear friend, Holly, and am so touched. I really appreciate being part of its journey and will spend some time thinking about who I will release it to down the road.

I have to admit, this coin was so beautiful, that I kept it in my possession for a year. I purchased a large volume of coins in 2019 and released most of them, but I needed one to sit with me for a while. I looked at it on my nightstand each night before I went to bed.

Today, on the 5 year anniversary of my sister's passing, I am mailing this coin to my friend and former colleague, Heidi Daniels. She is such a great person and also loves to spread kindness! I want her to be a part of this coin's journey so she will know she is loved and thought of often.

With this coin, I sent her a package of handmade cards that she can use to continue to spread joy and hugs to those she cares about.

As always, I look forward to seeing where this coin journeys to!

I love this coin! It was given to my by a former parent and a now friend. She works at a local store that I frequent. I teach school at our local school and do my best to help the kiddos and their families.

Thank you so much for this beautiful Butterfly coin, how thoughtful and especially that it arrived three days before my 64th birthday. I have been feeling bored, useless and so unmotivated being at home, but having this butterfly in my hand gives me some hope and energy. Blessings Be, dear Bookcrossing friend!

This coin is going to one of my closest friends, Jaime Allen, after the loss of her soul mate boy, Munchkin, who she inherited after from her Uncle Jerry when he died in 2012. Jaime has been there for me in the loss of so many of my own special animals - and in so many other ways - too many to count. She is receiving this butterfly coin to let her know how much I appreciate and treasure her.

I love that we get to spend another Mother’s Day together. You are such an awesome mother and grandmother, your kiddos are so blessed to have you💕

Vickie,
Love that we get to spend Mother’s Day together, passing this coin on to you for all the amazing things you do as a mom and grandmother...you are so thoughtful and generous.

Dearest Kelly,

I have hung on to this coin for a year-selfishly because I didn't want to let go of something that you gave me. But it's time to let it fly so I will be passing it on to the Mann family members as you requested. Tomorrow will be a year since you passed and our hearts are so very broken but what a legacy you left us with! This project is so symbolic of all that you are-giving to others and loving unconditionally.

Rather than one good deed, I have made a commitment to make giving a part of my everyday live-something that would come so naturally to you. Since you passed, I dedicated myself even more intensely to my mom and dad's care until they too passed on. I visited mom every day for four months and made sure she was alright. In addition, I made connections with elderly residents at mom's care center and built relationships with the staff. I have been showing a lot of care and love for our graduate student from Nepal-buying her gifts to bring back home, making sure she has enough food, and listening to her as she shares her thoughts on being so far from home. Currently I am reading a book over the phone every week to an elderly family friend in a nursing home. With COVID19 she can't have visitors and so we are reading together and chatting. Finally, the Mann family will go to Grandpa and Grandma's house to clean up their yard as Randy is in such pain with his back.

So my dearest Kelly, I am working so very hard to make giving more a part of who I am-something I learned from you. You continue to inspire me and I miss you every day. Well done good and faithful one.

In love and light,
Beth

Matter a fact much love to the whole family everyone who's been helping out making it possible. Couldn't do it without you, simple as dirt

Much love to my 2nd or 3rd fam

Cris Mata does a great job helping out on the farm. She is a mother, hard working, and knows how to get the job done right. Her work inspires others around her to continue striving to get it done. Much love to Cris Mata

I'm sending this coin to Germany to be with our great nephew until he passes it on. Congratulations to him as he graduates from high school and moves back to the states to attend college. During this time of the covid 19 pandemic, I have a feeling he'll have ample opportunities to pass it on! Best to you always, Hayden!

This coin is going to my niece in Germany where she and her son are quarantining due to Covid19. Hoping that life will find a way to a new normal before long so they can return to the USA.

I was in FlyDogz in Lincoln Ne when a young woman purchased 2 fly it forwards from me and told me to pass it on! This is amazing! #StayFly #FlyLife

Gifting this coin to a special high school graduate. 2020 is a year like no other! When you are old and people say "Do you remember the pandemic of 2020?" Oh what stories you will tell. You did not get the Sr year of your dreams but please remember that your community supports you.
May this coin remind you that it only takes a moment to share kindness. You may never know how much it means to someone that you made the effort. And it will lift your heart!
I hope that your future is bright. - A stranger from your town

I purchased this coin as a high school graduation gift for my granddaughter Mya. The class of 2020 missed out on many closing activities due to the pandemic. I hope she will find a kind person to send this coin on its way.

I purchased this coin for my friend Jane. She helped me to make two T-shirt quilts for my two sons. I saved T-shirts from their childhood, but I had no idea how to make quilts. It probably would never have been done if not for her guidance and hard work.

This coin is being given to Mackenzie Soviak in honor of her high school graduation! We first met Mackenzie at the baseball diamond when Wyatt and Mason played ball together.

It's been a joy to see that tiny little girl grow into a beautiful young woman! We're proud to know you, Mackenzie. Follow your dreams!

Love,
Tina & Mark Hall
May, 2020

I still have this coin at my home.

This coin was being mailed to another location, but it fell out of its envelope at the postal processing plant.

Gave this coin to my friend Tyler. Very thankful for his help on all my crazy projects. Thanks TyTy!

During this time of working from home (starting March 2020), I have the privilege of delivering laptops to adult immigrants learning English from home. As long as I'm in their driveway to bring the educational gear anyway, I offer a few other basic essentials: soap, TP, eggs, rice, bananas, homemade donated masks. They must feel loved by this small gesture because they smile and sometimes jump up and down. I'm so grateful to share.

This coin is being given to Maile Moyer on the day of her graduation from The Ohio State University! Congratulations Maile!
Love,
Uncle Mark & Aunt Tina Hall
May 3, 2020

Presenting this Butterfly Coin to a conservation minded individual. Planting the seed for life-long conservation of animals from the smallest caterpillar to the biggest bird.

I passed this coin on to Millard and Fran Duchon. They helped me when I fell off a curb while walking my dog. They gave me a ride home, a perfect stranger but a very grateful one.

Passed it to Ella for being a granddaughter with a good sense of humor and a directness in setting appropriate limits, "drawing the line," when necessary and appropriate.

Gifting this coin to a special high school graduate. 2020 is a year like no other! When you are old and people say "Do you remember the pandemic of 2020?" Oh what stories you will tell. You did not get the Sr year of your dreams but please remember that your community supports you.
May this coin remind you that it only takes a moment to share kindness. You may never know how much it means to someone that you made the effort. And it will lift your heart!
I hope that your future is bright. - A stranger from your town

Gifting this coin to a special high school graduate. 2020 is a year like no other! When you are old and people say "Do you remember the pandemic of 2020?" Oh what stories you will tell. You did not get the Sr year of your dreams but please remember that your community supports you.
May this coin remind you that it only takes a moment to share kindness. You may never know how much it means to someone that you made the effort. And it will lift your heart!
I hope that your future is bright. - A stranger from your town

Gifting this coin to a special high school graduate. 2020 is a year like no other! When you are old and people say "Do you remember the pandemic of 2020?" Oh what stories you will tell. You did not get the Sr year of your dreams but please remember that your community supports you.
May this coin remind you that it only takes a moment to share kindness. You may never know how much it means to someone that you made the effort. And it will lift your heart!
I hope that your future is bright. - A stranger from your town

I found this butterfly in the amazingly beautiful little town of Redcrest on the Avenue if the Giants💖 it was a gorgeous day and summer is upon us in the Redwoods!! I Will move this along soon

I just received the coin from my granddaughter

Today I was sad then I got this coin as a gift from my friend Brinley! She thought I needed a smile and I did! Seeing Brinley made me smile too! I hope I can pass along the coin to my other friend who is missing her friends too!

I got this coin from my Mommom in 2019. She gave it to me as a gift. I hope to be able to pass it onto a friend and bring them happiness. Please pay it forward and continue to pass on this coin. Let’s see how far it gets!
-Peyton

I got this coin from my Mommom in 2019. She gave it to me as a gift. I hope to be able to pass it onto a friend and bring them happiness. Please pay it forward and continue to pass on this coin. Let’s see how far it gets!
-Brinley

I live in Hiawatha Kansas and received this coin from a friend that is the epitome of kindness. She is always doing nice things, like making yummy treats for friends or sharing her wealth of baking supplies when ingredients are scarce during the pandemic. Thank you friend for your countless kindnesses!

This coin is starting its journey in Las Vegas, Nevada and is heading to Pennsylvania, to a fellow Lower Dauphin High School graduate! Thanks Karen for participating in our contest and wishing you and yours a lifetime of happiness!

This coin is taking flight from Las Vegas, Nevada and headed to Mill Valley, CA to the best friend anyone could ever ask for! Though we don’t see or speak to each other often, we know we are each here for each other and our friendship will last a lifetime. Thank you for your love, trust and friendship!!!

"Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud." - Maya Angelou

You don't have to try at this girl, you are always the sunshine that brightens my day!

My story is about a sweet boy named Ryan who has filled my home with love and kindness. He smiles with the biggest dimples you've ever seen and his face is framed by a awesome head full of rock star hair. Mild mannered but quick witted it did not take long for Ryan to become part of our family. It's always been just me and my girl but I soon realized after many messages and "just friends" outings that Ry and Lacey were falling in love. The excitement that grew and the happiness I saw on my girls face was a wonder to watch. My gratitude grew on a daily basis for God had blessed us with this incredible young man. As their wonderful journey started together my life was on another path; cancer. I stayed silent thru Christmas and New Years but as January came to a close I had to change their world and share the news of my situation. Again, I was thanking God my child had support but I also worried how my world would effect theirs. It still is a subject that is hard to grasp but I know we made our way thru cancer treatments because Ryan was there for both of us. Seeing the two discover each other and watch their happiness grow is the greatest gift ever to have received during such a low point. Ryan's family values and moral compass mirror ours and more! I couldn't be more grateful for all the joy he brought into our home. Knowing Lacey had Ryan while my world was upside down was certainly the biggest peace of mind. His selflessness and readiness to be there for us unconditionally has simply been amazing and a testament to his gentle soul. I find myself in awe daily witnessing his kindness, his compassion, and his genuine sincerity. Lacey has grown tremendously from Ryan's tender support and patience. For a Mom to be able to say these things, well, its undeniable Ryan is unique and greatly cherished. I wish for much more happiness in all his future endeavors; in life and with my daughter. I pray I am here long enough to enjoy the many milestones ahead for them.
This began as a testimony to Ryan's never wavering kindness but I think its become more of a Thank you story. Thank you for being you. Thank you for being in our world and our family. Thank you for loving my daughter and thank you for loving me. Know you will always live in my heart. I LOVE YOU.

Happy 20th Birthday Ryan!

4/27/2020

I received this coin from my daughter-in-law, Susan, who is a loving, caring person who likes to spread joy. I will send it on to my sister, Janice, who (I hope) will send it on to her granddaughter. Sharon

My name is Joe Chiti. It is April 2020. I am a 15-year old boy and I found this coin in Zambia, AFRICA. I live in Village of Hope. I would like become an artist/musician in the future.

Gifting this coin to a special high school graduate. 2020 is a year like no other! When you are old and people say "Do you remember the pandemic of 2020?" Oh what stories you will tell. You did not get the Sr year of your dreams but please remember that your community supports you.
May this coin remind you that it only takes a moment to share kindness. You may never know how much it means to someone that you made the effort. And it will lift your heart!
I hope that your future is bright. - A stranger from your town

Gifting this coin to a special high school graduate. 2020 is a year like no other! When you are old and people say "Do you remember the pandemic of 2020?" Oh what stories you will tell. You did not get the Sr year of your dreams but please remember that your community supports you.
May this coin remind you that it only takes a moment to share kindness. You may never know how much it means to someone that you made the effort. And it will lift your heart!
I hope that your future is bright. - A stranger from your town

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