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


Picked up Bee Money and got him some J Dawgs for lunch.


Got some bran muffins from the bakery for a hungry man on the street.


Donated another $2 to the tipping bucket


I bought a stamp to Argentina to write a letter to an old friend.


Brought bakery bagels to the office.


Bought $2 of chocolate cinnamon bears for the next in line at the candy store.


Brought a McGriddle breakfast sandwhich and apple pies to my friends in the morning.


I donated $2 again to the tipping bucket.  This time to build wells in Cambodia.