Hello! Welcome to the Caring Coins
A personal message from Salley Gibney
A Virtual Hug…
Like so many others, I am very frustrated not to be able to be out there participating in the food drives and other sharing during this holiday season. I am also frustrated not to be able to come together with family and friends for the holidays. My children, and my mind, tell me I shouldn’t, but the little girl in me is jumping up and down and stomping my feet!!! And I am not the only one wanting to stomp my feet as I think about what I would be doing if there was no COVID-19. However, my frustrations are so minimal in comparison to what so many millions of people are dealing with.
COVID is a very real reality. I am so very grateful for all the thousands of selfless individuals who are fighting this virus, those who are there serving us all in so many ways, big ways and simple ways to help us keep our lives somewhat normal. I thank God daily for these selfless individuals and for all I have.
So my reality is that I do have a choice and that choice is to follow the simple rules: wear my mask, wash my hands, practice social distancing, and stay put for the Holidays. I am contributing to the organizations and groups that are doing the things I wish I was doing.
Let’s tap into the best of ourselves and share our love and caring with a text, a phone call, a tweet, a card, a letter, a Caring Coin reminding each other “You are not alone” and “You do so matter”. We are all in this together!
“…the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love.”
The coronavirus is contagious but…
Caring is more Contagious!!!
Wishing each of you a good Holiday Season!
P.S. I am sending each of you a “virtual hug” reminding each of you that despite how you may be feeling “You are not alone” and “You do so matter.”
Share a Caring Coin…
These little wooden Vermont made Caring Coins with their “I Matter, You Matter” and “You are never alone” messages are simple tangible reminders that each one of us matters, a message we all need.
I have been sharing Caring Coins for many years. Because of the pandemic, I cannot share the coins personally as I have in the past but I can send them to you to share as you wish. I have a supply here that I would love to share as long as my supply lasts.
If you would like to have Caring Coins to share contact me on the contact page and send me your mailing address and let me know how you share the coins. I shall send the coins in packages of 10, 25, and 50. Please indicate if you would like the Angel Coin or the I Matter, You Matter coin.
You can also order Caring Coins yourself in quantities of 50 or more through Maple Landmark at www.maplelandmark.com or call (802) 388-0627.
Share your story of sharing the Caring Coins on The Caring Coins Facebook page.
About the Caring Coins
In our unsettled world, we may wonder if we can make a difference…The good news is…We can make a difference…One person at a time…with a simple act of caring.
The Caring Coins are little wooden coins that share a message of caring, connection and hope…
Every time a Caring Coin is shared, a little magic happens…We invite you to share the magic.
About Salley Gibney
The Caring Coin began with a dream Salley Gibney had 15 years ago about a wooden coin with an angel and the message, “You are never alone.”
“Although perplexed by this dream, something inside of me knew that I had to follow this dream and bring this little coin to fruition. My hope in sharing the story of the Caring Coins is to inspire each of us to tap into the best of ourselves, remember each one of us matters and share a message of caring.”
“I am also hoping to encourage others to follow their dreams. I could never have come up with this little coin had it not been for my dream.” *
*Dreams are gifts meant to stretch our capabilities.
They beckon us to new heights. They lend direction to our lives. They are not happenstance; they are part of our destiny. Our dreams reflect the contribution we are called on to make in this life.
Think about that!
Do you have a dream or a passion? It may be something that comes to you fleetingly. It might be whimsical, whatever. You must follow your dream, even if it is just a little bit at a time. You owe it to yourself. Life is a process of steps. Take one step at a time…Just continue to climb.