One day I went for a run. While I was running I found this small piece of paper on the ground.

I almost ran right past it but I decided to pick it up. After I opened it up, I was a bit surprised.

I felt lucky, and decided to take it home. On my way home, my mind was racing trying to think of what I would spend my new-found fortune on. Nice dinner? Rent payment? New running shoes?

The Solution

My final decision was simple. I would use the money to help other people. The next week I took the money to the bank which was offering a special $100 bonus for opening a new account. I turned my $100 into $200 overnight. I decided to help 100 different people at $2 each to help make their day and spread the joy that I originally felt.

This began what I call the 101 Happy People Project


At the Dollar Theater we secretly bought two movie tickets for whoever came next in line.


After seeing a very cold and homeless man, I bought him 3 cookies and 2 apple pies from McDonald's for just $2.


Donated $2 to the Tipping Bucket again to give bikes to children in Thailand to get to school.


I bought some chocolate milk at the store and had the clerk anonymously give it to the next customer who came through.


I got a bar of dark chocolate for a friend for her birthday.
because all girls love dark chocolate, right?


I secretly paid for a cupcake and told the person at the register to just give it to the next lucky person who would come through the line


Donated $2 to The Tipping Bucket to help provide clean water in Uganda.
check it out-


My friend's roommate was having a pretty tough day.  My friend and I ran to the thrift store searching for something to cheer her up. We found a funny mug as part of an inside joke that we knew would make her smile.  It did.


The first two people I decided to help were two homeless men sitting outside Wal-Mart. It was cold, dark, and beginning to rain.  I ran to McDonald's and bought them a 6-piece chicken nugget, 3 cookies, and 2 apple pies to warm them up