Coin Stories

Passing this coin to my beautiful daughter. She is love and light in my life.

I have just received the coin from a loved one. As someone who is struggling strongly with depression, I will hold the coin until I feel happy again, then I plan to pass it onto a friend who is in need. :)

Yesterday, I headed to the drive-through pharmacy to pick up a prescription for an unexpected medical issue. As we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, I realize how important our pharmacy is to us and how the workers there are going above and beyond to handle the extra onslaught of people, many of whom are panicked, trying to get the medicine they need during this time. I had waited in line for at least 20 minutes (the line was that long) and as I pulled up to the drive through window, an employee named Sierra greeted me kindly. I noticed that she was late in her pregnancy and that the line inside the store was just as long as in the drive through line. She was also answering the phone calls coming in..... After she gave me my prescription, I said "I know this is unusual, but I want to give you this butterfly coin. Someone gave it to me for an act of kindness that I gave to her. I am giving this to you because what you are doing right now matters to so many people. I appreciate it and thank you." A big smile came over Sierra's face and she said "Thank you so much. That means a lot." It was a brief moment, yet so very powerful. We are all connected. Our words and actions matter to each other. Now more than ever, may we know that to be true.

I received this coin in June 2019 from Alicia. Alicia's is the daughter of the woman who received a kidney from me on 4/29/19.

I found out about Mari from a local TV station covering a fundraiser to help Mari with her medical costs related to her kidney disease. Mari had a poster displayed, behind her, looking for a donor. Mari was very emotional when she said she wanted to be "here" for when Alicia gets married and for her grandchildren. Her story and plea brought me to tears as I just had my second grandson on 3/5/18. I immediately called the phone number and realized I was one of the blood type she needed. I went that very afternoon and started the first of many tests to be a match for Mari!

I am happy to say that, as of this writing on 3/17/20, Mari and I are both healthy and fully recovered. I witnessed her daughter's wedding and Mari's joy as she was able to be present and healthy!

We dropped this beautiful wooden butterfly coin in geocache GC803E7, Mark's 4th cache. We hope someone who needs it will get it next! Thanks for sharing!

I found this marvelous token in the most amazing forest that I have been blessed to grow up in my whole life for that blessing this beautiful Monarch will be placed back in one of the most astonishing redwood forest this beautiful Humboldt nation has to offer

I've always had this thing for butterflies my entire life something has always drawn me to them and my daughter knows how much I love butterflies and anything to do with them and what they symbolize. So she gave me this coin almost a year ago for my birthday well as a small portion of my birthday present but little did she know it was my favorite piece of the whole thing and then I realized what it was and what it was part of and that made it all more beautiful and amazing...

Just received this beautiful coin from my niece Kelsi. What a beautiful gesture it is. I am going to pass it on
to my sister Lori in Hurley, South Dakota.

This coin was given to me to pass on with a random act of kindness! I’m very excited to pass it forward and follow its journey!

We found this proxy butterfly coin in a geocache. It was geocache #GC31HQ6 called Stargate San Diego. We were on vacation. We have brought it home to southern Arizona. After we show it to family, we will pass it along.

Phenomenal puddingstone owl pendant and gorgeous butterfly coin, gifted to me by a sweet a thank you for doing what I love best, doing art, sharing art and providing art therapy for health and wellness.
thank you so much!

I received this coin from my lovely Uncle Bill who has a heart of gold. He does so much for his family and community and it often goes unrecognized. Thank you for all you do, Uncle Bill. I’m passing this coin on to my Aunt Lisa; she also has a kind soul. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me over the years! Xoxo Kelsi

This coin represents, like a butterfly, the stages of us. Together and individually. The result, a true wonder and beautiful marvel of what can happen over time. I look forward to growing old with you and living the best life two souls can as one. Forever and always you are and will always be the love of my life. Love will always be a verb from me. JB2

Sometimes you hear someones story and it reignites your hope that love prevails in the end. This coin represents love, patience and perfect timing. Thank you for allowing me to be a spectator in your journey.

All my best to both of you!

Given to Fritzie Loria for being my, classmate, coworker and faithful friend, for decades through ups and downs in my life.

I received this coin from a special student. The tough times this student has are usually because her heart is so big that she wants to help everyone and everything. But, even in dark times, she knows she's also lucky that she cares so much! I'm glad to be in her life because she makes me better at what I do and love. Now this coin will travel to another person who always puts others first. Her students are lucky to have her as well.

We have traveled with family and friends to the Atlantic ocean and the Caribbean Sea via the Encore. Fun had by all! Lots of love in the ocean air.

Being recognized by my Daughter means the world to me. She’s always thoughtful but this blew me away. I’m passing this to my dear friend to honor her special birthday, for the untold ways she spends with those needing a helping hand, the time she takes to lend an ear to listen or a warm smile of encouragement. Happy Birthday to my friend.

I have a wonderful talented friend who is always donating her time & Art to different events locally. I bought a special Owl pendent and gifted it to her along with this coin.

I was gifted this amazing coin by a co-worker at Christmas in 2018. I've carried it in my purse and have done many acts of kindness in its honor. All the while I've been waiting for the right moment and soul to pass it along to.
Enter Keni.
About a year ago the universe plopped one of the most delightful humans I've ever encountered into my life and heart, Ms. Keni Nodland. Keni IS kindness. She spreads light and joy wheverever she goes. She embodies the very ripple effect this coin was created to inspire. From our clients to friends and strangers alike Keni is known by many for her sweet and giving spirit.
After catching some of the hardest curveballs life can throw, Keni and her fiance' have made a recent unepxected move to Houston, Texas. It is in heartbreak and love that we send her off. My parting 'act of kindness' was registering to become a bone marrow donor- in support of CJ and blood cancer warriors everywhere. My hope is that any future coin recipient reading this story will do the same.
In the meantime I pray that this coin brings with it floods of kindness, support, and encouragement to Keni, CJ, and family.

Keni- When the time is right and the gratitude is great- pass this off to someone who reminds you of the greatness in giving. Just like you have for me and so many. Until then, and always, we're holding you up in love and light 🦋.

Today i recieved this coin from my ASL teacher. I nearly cried when recieving it. I am going to pass this on to my school counselor because in all my times of doubt and sadness he has picked me back up and has given me a safe environment when needed. He will absolutely love this and I know he will gladly pass this on.

I received this coin from my high school friend carol and I'm giving it to my coworker who lost his adult son recently. I went to his sons celebration of life and saw his grief.

My big sister bought this Butterfly Coin for me to use as one of my Bucket List items to do. Today I will be looking for a special student to share the coin with. My hope is that this student will help pass the coin along to another deserving person and track its journey. Butterflies are special to me! I came across this quote the other day...
"People talk about caterpillars becoming butterflies as though they just go into a cocoon, slap on wings and are good to go...Caterpillars have to dissolve into a disgusting pile of goo to become if you are a mess wrapped up in blankets right now...keep going." Something amazing is coming your just keep going. Life is short and spreading kindness is go on...share your kindness!

I have been gifted this beautiful coin by an Amazing Lady that I have just met.. Thank you Michele!!! You had no idea about my fathers love of butterflies... before he passed away, he said if you see a butterfly, make a wish. Divine intervention when we both needed it. I too have gone through cancer and may still be... find out soon. This is such an amazing gift to be received... Much Love my new friend 💕🦋💕🦋💕🦋

Given to Suvada Mujanovic, my soul sister, who has partnered through my ups and downs. You are there to always bring a smile.

Work as a Volunteer at FFRC once a month to usually hold kitties after they have had their surgery to spay or neuter. If not that, then help "dig for kitty treasurers" to clean their boxes and whatever other help is needed.

This coin has been sitting in my desk drawer for a few months. My wonderful brother Jeff sent it to me. Finally I am passing it and a Starbucks gift card onto a co-op employee who I don't know well but is always friendly. Yay for kindness!

The coin is at Kyan's home. Thank you Grandma and Papa. We do not know what we should do with it, but we are watching for someone to give it too. We want to give it to someone who is kind.

I am a disabled veteran. I am a volunteer for and responsible for the Craft Shop at Camp American Legion Rehabilitation Center in Lake Tomahawk, WI.
Last year at camp I received my coin from a fellow disabled veteran who said she felt (her words) my dedication while caring for special needs female veterans at Camp made me worthy of the coin.
I hope I can live up to her words. Jo Anne M.

I received this coin over a year ago but finally found another person worthy of the coin. She devotes her time to helping other without question and with no motive except seeing the joy in the other person's eyes.

This butterfly coin was given to me by a very loving person. I plan to keep this for awhile to hold on to while i travel the seas. It means so much that my friend thought of me, i will cherish this until it's time to part and share with someone else. Who knows when. Keeping it close to my heart for now.

Giving this coin to my loving niece in Denver, Colorado.
She help place a Bookcrossing book for me, Named Eragon.
Again Thank you so much!

This coin is being handed off to our favorite neighbor on her fiftieth birthday, a small token to show our appreciation and recognition of the depth of her compassion and kindness. It had been a hell of a last year for her, and the new decade – both hers and the world's – will surely provide a new opportunity to grow forward and upward with the wisdom and sagacity of half a lifetime behind her. Because she provides so much luft to everyone around her, may the transfer of this coin generate a gentle breeze to return that momentum.

Not something I did, but wanted to write what someone just did for me. I was grocery shopping with a hungry 2 year old. She loves bananas, so when we picked up a bunch of bananas, she immediately wanted one. I told her she needed to wait until after we pay for them, little whining but she said OK. Then we moved on to whatever other produce we needed. One of the produce stocking men, came up to me after a few minutes, and he had a banana in his hand and cut it up for her. It was very sweet of him. He said "I hope this makes your shopping trip a little bit easier." I am incredibly grateful for his kind action.

Hi! I found the coin today 1/23/20 with 2 companions in the McKay forest, Eureka near Redwood Acres. Can't wait to set it free again in a favorite spot of mine & follow its journey! ~Rachel 🦋🤟

Given to Laura Inclema at our Ambulatory Nursing Leadership retreat in hopes we can continue to inspire kindness throughout our organization and then beyond. Laura is working to build a leadership structure that mimics the mission behind these coins- to look for opportunities to help someone. We constantly are looking for ways to improve our services to patients and to work well as a nursing team. Laura is a fantastic role model to her leadership team and has created a culture of kindness among us.

This coin is beautiful. I didn’t want to give it away, but I will so I can watch it. Only give it to someone special so you know it will get passed on. Best wishes to you.

This coin arrived from my good friend Sr Barb. Sr Barb shows compassion everyday and always has a shoulder to lean on. Listening is a way to show kindness and she is a great listener. I try hard to listen to see if I can “pay it forward “.

I am going to send this coin to my friend Andy. Andy has shown me both large and small acts of kindness. He thinks nothing of taking time out of his day to help out. I have seen him drive hours to help out a friend (me) or family or stay late to help finish tasks. He has donated lots of time to Boy Scouts.

Started in Grand Junction, CO - sending to my best friend in Monte Vista, CO

This coin is being delivered to David Keith who is the CEO of Oklahoma Heritage Bank (Ada, Stratford, Byng, Roff). David and the staff of Oklahoma Heritage Bank (OHB), in collaboration with East Central University in Ada, sponsored the 2019 Making College a Reality program with ECU President Katricia Pierson reaching out to over 1000 high school juniors and seniors at the seven district schools in the towns around OHB with an informative pizza lunch and challenging the students to continue their educations beyond high school. ECU President Pierson told of her life experiences and successes that were made possible by her education, encouraging the high school students to pursue education in whatever field and wherever.

I purchased 5 coins last year with the thought that I would give them away at my Grandmothers 100th birthday to some of my family members that have overcome struggels. Well for whatever reason that didn't happen.
I also purchased one to give to my girl friend (Laurie) as a gift of remembrance of her son. On the one year anniversary of his passing, the family released 100 Monarch butterflies. THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN EITHER.
Now I know why, she is in for the fight of her life this year. She has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. We knew it was coming, but every milestone that was passed, was like we passed this and no cancer. It was always when will she be diagnosed, not if she would be diagnosed. We have always prayed that with all the trials she has had over her life that she wouldn't be diagnosed. So, now is the time to give her the butterfly coin.
Butterflies represent transformation. Through this next year, there is going to be a transformation, and although we can't say why she has been given this mission, at this time, there is a reason. Fighting this fight this year is her mission field, and who's to say that someone out there might touch her life, or she might touch someone's life with how she lives through this battle. So butterfly coin, fly on and bring healing to her, and when the year ends, she will be a beautiful butterfly.

This coin was given to me by a lovely passenger on one of my flights from Amersterdam several months ago.

Found this coin on December 24th, hanging out with a glass hermit crab, in Fortuna CA. It decided to move along today with a couple of companions.

Given to a friend during her fight against cancer. Now it's moving on.

Got a friend in Anacortes who was central to helping me to be successful in Bali, especially after the terrorist bombing in October 12, 2002. He plays a mean saxophone and he and his wife helped me write a rock opera that was central to healing the community after the attack.

I have a "Billie Holiday" coin in memory of Boppa Gene Nelson. What a beautiful tribute and a great way to "pay it forward"...

I received this coin many months ago. I thought it was such a beautiful gift. Unfortunately I didn’t register it until now, almost a year later. Partly because I wanted to keep such a beautiful gift that my person aka beautiful, kind, caring friend Merri gave me. She’s been my guiding light in many dark times. She’s my inspiration to keep my head up and always do me !! To respect myself , know that I deserve more. We push each other to do better. Thank you Merri.
I want to find just the right person for this!!!
I will be sending it to my wifey!! The one who has been with me for 30 plus years. Julie is my friend, my partner in crime, my sister, my wifey the one who knows my every secret good, bad and very ugly. Yet has never left my side. She has had my hand, my back for almost all my life. God blessed me beyond imagination when he sent her to be my life time living guarding angel.
She’s is my butterfly

I have just received this coin from one of my good friends, Judy. We have become so close and have had many adventures, all of which I treasure greatly. I love how this wonderful woman encourages me to see the world through gracious, compassionate eyes.

Until I find another kindhearted person to pass this coin on to, I will use it as a reminder of where I am, and where I want to be as a person.

Thank you, Judy.

Gift received. Ready to spread happiness.

This coin came to me as a Christmas present from a dear cousin. I received an advent calendar and decided to share with a friend via text every night. I started this long before I received the coin and It wasn’t really designed to be an act of kindness but a way to tell her how awesome she is and how grateful I am to have her for a lifelong friend. She phoned me tonight and said how much she has enjoyed our experience and that she had been feeling down. my heart was full. I’ll b passing this coin to her in Nashville even though her life is nothing but random acts of kindness. June - Daytona Beach Florida.

On Christmas Eve 2019, I gave this Monarch Butterfly coin to a most wonderful young friend in my life, Alaina Copeland. She lets me call her Ali. My son introduced me to her as someone who would "captain" my new electric boat named "Kick" after my late husband. She did that and more. We now go to Pilates together and she is always here for me and warms up heart. She is only 19 and is the kind of warm-hearted, intelligent, caring person the world loves. I dearly love her and hold her in my heart.

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