Coin Stories

Received from an esteemed colleague whom I’m proud to say I worked alongside in creating a database of resources to aid the abused, homeless, jobless, and otherwise in-crisis individuals of our county jail.

Thanks, partner. Looking forward to future projects.

I belong to 719 Kindness Rocks. As our fearless leader said in her original post, we promote kindness throughout the city (and beyond) by painting rocks with positive messages on them and leaving them for people to find. Several of us have set up Little Free Libraries (take a book, leave a book) and added Little Free Pantries on to them (hungry? No food in the house until next payday? Take what you need to feed your family). Hilarie started our amazing group and if ANYONE in the group is passionate about a cause that is close to their heart, all they have to do is speak up and suddenly hundreds of rocks will be left around town sharing awareness and love. We've also helped in one of our kids' classrooms and taught them about the importance of kindness, not bullying, etc. The kids got to paint rocks and take them home or hide them. It's great trying to teach the next generation to be kind with your words, your actions, and more. I've made very good friends in this group that I never would have met otherwise. Hilarie is the glue that holds us all together. I'm convinced that if not for her, our group would fall apart, or at least not be the group it is today. Thank you, Hilarie, for passing your coin to me. I'll cherish it and will keep it close so that I can hand it to another very special person that is making a difference in our world. <3

I got this coin from my friend, I wish it will going to more places , make more good stories...

My first coin is going to an old friend who spent a short time working for me while he undertook his undergraduate divinity studies in a different state. Now a full-fledged pastor, he works tirelessly to advocate for those whose voices are suppressed – and I mean he works *tirelessly*. I don't have many spiritual beliefs, but one of the things I most respect about this coin's next owner is that his interpretation of "God" is so far beyond what is traditionally presented to us. He promulgates a progressive, selfless love and respect for humans, animals, and Earth that surely represents what religion was created for: living with kindness, generosity, and integrity. I hope this coin passes through his hands and takes along with it some of those qualities.

I am giving the "flamazing" hands to Brenda Van de Steeg our Library Assistant. I'm always hearing about your story time in the Library. Keep up the good times in there.

Darrell Welker - Custodian

The beautiful Butterfly coin was given to us (Leslie and Ross) personally by Heather Mehra-Pedersen in her magnificent Talus Rock home. This is the day that inspired us to move into another level of kindness.

This coin goes to the fabulous, inspirational, brilliant, benevolent, kind, wise Ross and Leslie Hall who continue to do great things every day for others. Their generous contribution to Sandpoint and the world is an exemplary testimony to the the God we serve. Thank you for not only naming the "Nooma" Room at Talus Rock Retreat, but for helping me find my "one thing". Hardly a City Slicker, I am grateful to remain your friend, and grateful for your continuous mentorship.

CONTINUE to "Do Good and Fly ON" (that's my tagline y'know)!

xxoo to the moon and back!

The beloved Administrative Assistants regifted our "Flamazing" signs made by Mrs. Vaillancourts wonderful students to our Custodian Extrodinaire, Darrell. He is always there at the other end of the two way radio when we call him. Darrell quickly cleans up spills, messes, the cafeteria, hallways, and preforms any other task we ask of him.

Received this coin from Kathleen Robertson, as I visited Speyside, Tobago. Kathleen and Sean was giving me an unforgetable stay at the Tobago dive Experience. Kathleen has a big heart from all animals especially dogs.

I received this coin today from a girl that will always be special to my heart. I haven't know her for very long, but in the short time that I have, she has amazed me with her strength, her courage, and her kindness. Thank you so much for your smiles and your laughter, sharing your tears and your stories, and for being an authentic, amazing person. I'm here to stay! You're stuck with me now!!

I got this coin for a lady that has turned out to be an awesome friend.Love you girl..pass it on❤

I am sending this coin on to my aunt Dorothy who lives near San Diego. She is an amazing person and I am blessed to be related to her. One of our shared experiences is that we both have two sons. It's been fun to share similar stories thru the years of raising boys and being "boy Moms". Sending cards is one of the many generous things that Dorothy does she knows just the right sentiment to write in each card. So I'm sending stamps along with the coin as Dorothy touches people's lives with her pen.

I shared this coin with a wonderful young lady who has been a angel to me as well as a blessing to my life!! She has a very big heart and is always putting others needs before her own. She has a dear friend who was recently diagnosed with cancer at such a young age who is in need of many prayers. So many prayers are being said for both of these young ladies and I am hoping this beautiful butterfly will touch many blessing on my special young lady before she passes it on. Much love!!

My sister gave me this beautiful butterfly coin and I had all intentions of passing on …. but she unexpectedly passed away at the age of 69 a couple days after. This was the last thing she gave me and I really need to 'hold it close to me' right now. I know sometime in the future I will pass on as she intended. Love those near and dear to you.

I received this coin from a good friend who's son was taken to early. I would like to pass this coin on to a long time friend who is currently dealing with similar issues as me. I know that her and I will can get through anything and our friendship will always last. Charo this ones for you .

Having explained Geocaching/trackables to a friend, she sent this to me as a gift... dawes!!!

I will have you know, that I am very reticent to let it go because it is such a nice coin BUT in the spirit of purpose, onwards it shall travel.

What a fun lil idea and it def put a smile on my face.

My mom gave this to me in Ghana. She listened to the needs of school communities and will attempt to find ways to help!

I received this coin today (2-15-19) from my best friend Nancy as a birthday gift. I will carry it with me until it calls out for a new owner.

Mrs. V’s class at West Elementary made cards and decorated the office space of our beloved Administrative Assistants

I found out about these in our local group 719 Kindness Rocks .... we are all about kindness and paying it forward, so these are perfect! Can't wait to see them travel!

I received this coin from my husband. He gave it to me as I raise Monarchs and will cherish it always.

I loved my valentine coin. I am passing it on to Lisa Davis as she is a very kind and giving person. She is always looking out and taking care of people all around her.

I am so pleased to have been given this beautiful butterfly coin by my daughter and I look forward to passing it on!

I received this coin for all the good I do and for helping others

I received it for working with a young man trying to mentor him and too for standing up for those unable.

This coin is being gifted to Lynn (:
Lynn is a lover of nature, art, all things beautiful- and Thankful for these gifts from our Heavenly Father! Lynn is a steward of the Monarch...and always shares her love of them to others! She shares seeds and information. Enjoy being a part of this movement!! Love you! Lynn = Kindness!

Received this coin on 2/13/19 while celebrating my Sisters 64th Bday @ Outback Steakhouse. It was her birthday, but she told me she had this gift for me and hoped I would enjoy watching its travels.

This butterfly coin is released to Chris on this very special day of love...Valentine's Day! Chris gives of herself each and every day to so many kids and adults at our school and in our community! She is an amazing example of one who spreads kindness! She is also a lover of the Monarch and our Earth! Do good and fly on Chris!

I am giving this coin to my wife for Valentine's Day, 2019. She is a very generous person and I know she will pay it forward with a kind deed.

You've received a Talus Rock Retreat butterfly coin from the home base! Here, at Talus Rock Retreat, the mission of the butterfly effect rings loudly throughout our retreat. Since our beginnings, we've considered Talus Rock Retreat as a blessing from God to bring joy, love, and rest to each divine appointment who enters our doors. Perhaps it was the intended peace and quiet you felt during your stay, the joyous company of another, the sight of a spectacular sunrise, an unexpected wildlife spotting, or some other wonderful memory that made your stay extra special. Whatever it was, may Talus Rock Retreat become the perfect launchpad to continue the flight of kindness and inspire you to continue to do one good deed after another. Soul to soul, keep the butterfly effect moving throughout the world. Do Good & Fly On! We absolutely love you, Amy and thank you and Lincoln for making the world a better place!

Here with Amy Stone, doing good and flying onward she she sets out on more medical missions serving those in 3rd world nations who are less fortunate and can not afford proper medical attention. Thanks for all your hard work Amy, keep up the good work!

Received while home sick, missing birthday party!

From our hands to yours!

I got this coin from my mom #2. We will ship this off to a friend across the country.

I gave this coin to a friend who loves to volunteer. She is an amazingly loving woman and I know she will pay it forward in an amazing way.

Cindy and Don here in Highlands Ranch. Received this fabulous gift from our great friends, Dr. and Mrs. Dr. H! :-)

One of my oldest and closest friends is struggling with a cancer diagnosis in St. Louis right now. Uncle John.. Aunt Kel.... we love you so much. Please accept this beautiful symbol and know that you're close by our hearts. Keep fighting. Keep the faith.

Once you beat this - and you WILL - pass it on. We trust the chain is eternal!

My longtime best friend Selkirk gave me this coin, I would’ve liked to hold on to it forever but that’s why we are best friends, I have him forever. So I passed the coin on after sharing the story of it at a dinner at mialinas to a girl I know will pass the message on.
Life moves on man, keep the coin moving too.

I saw three lads shoveling my neighbor’s drive and walkway yesterday and asked if they would do mine, too. These wonderful lads shoveled snow for me yesterday and today. One seldom meets teenagers who exemplify the best of the best of humanity. Even rarer are those who give one a genuine sense of hope for the future and joy in the moment. When their mom stopped by to introduce herself, I gave her this butterfly. It will be nourished by loving-kindness.

You've received a Talus Rock Retreat butterfly coin from the home base. Here, at Talus Rock Retreat, the mission of the butterfly effect rings loudly throughout our retreat. Since our beginnings, we've considered Talus Rock Retreat as a blessing from God to bring joy, love, and rest to each divine appointment who enters our doors. Perhaps it was the intended peace and quiet you felt during your stay, the joyous company of another, the sight of a spectacular sunrise, an unexpected wildlife spotting, or some other wonderful memory that made your stay extra special. Whatever it was, may Talus Rock Retreat become the perfect launchpad to continue the flight of kindness and inspire you to continue to do one good deed after another. Soul to soul, keep the butterfly effect moving throughout the world. Do Good & Fly On!

I walked to check on my three youngest sons.
They were shoveling snow for a new "customer" during a freak snow event and I knew they must be thirsty.
The boys pointed me toward their previous customer's house and said, "She'd love to chat with you!"

So I walked over to say hello and make sure she was happy with her teenage workers.

Blessed is an understatement!

After chatting for a few minutes about the boys, their work ethic and that special spark she witnessed, she said, "Have you heard about Butterly coins?"

"No," I replied.

I can't tell you how blessed I was when she handed me the butterfly and began to explain about the coin and its significance, especially for those who have lost children.

Butterflies have always had a special effect on me. The Lord has always used butterflies and songbirds to show me He sees me and cares. When this delightful woman invited me inside for tea not only was I clinging joyfully to my butterfly coin, but My eyes were immediately drawn to all the images of songbirds in her home and around her garden covered in snow.

What a blessing!

I recieved this coin from my awesome friend! I will keep it until I find the right person to pass it to!

Passed on to The Georgia Winery in Fort Oglethorpe Georgia!

I shared this coin with a lady who has been there for my husband and I since he was diagnosed with cancer 10 months ago. Every kind word, deed and many prayers were heard and appreciated. My hope is wherever this coin flys, someone is blessed.

I was so happy to receive this coin from a friend of many years. She is a blessing to me. Receiving the coin from her was a very special moment. As much as I would like to keep it in rememberance of that special moment I also can't wait to pass it on.

What a wonderful surprise to receive my beautiful butterfly coin this morning. My neighbor seems to think I do nice things for her, but, let me tell you our friendship works both ways and we always do for each other. I thank God everyday for our friendship. God surely knew what He was doing when He put us next door to each other. We have so many things in common Here's a few. We were both born in the same year. We both had husbands with the same name. We both lost our husbands at an early age, mine at 52 and hers at 53. Our mothers have the same birthdays. We both have one brother and 1 sister. And our EX-husbands both owned body shop's. If I would have found these coins 1st I would have given one to her. I cannot wait to put this butterfly in flight and to follow her flight. So, neighbor, I want to thank YOU for all you do for me including giving me this coin.

I received this coin today from my husband and best friend. What a wonderful gift of love! His marbles spread smiles and joy far and wide, and I look forward to adding to that with this coin.

Here at Roxys!

BFF 4 Life

This is my first butterfly coin and I am so excited to be able to pass it on to my mom. How wonderful to be able to track our stories and see the positive effects it has on people as we pass it on. With love... xoxo Diane

Found on the school bus in Cypress, Texas

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