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


My co-worker kept having her nice pens stolen, so I bought her a few of her favorite pens.


  1. Hey! I'm your newest follower. While on a road trip I plugged my iPad into the jack in the car and turned on the Mormon Channel. I heard about your project there and couldn't wait to get home and check out your blog. Great ideas! I'll be linking to your blog from mine on Thursday this week ... want to send others your way so we can all know that sometimes it just takes a couple of bucks to do something magnificent! Good for you!

  2. Great ideas! I came from Silver Strands. I love your outlook and your take on this. I've done a few of these things but now will see about doing more of them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Hello! I discovered your site from Silver Strands. I love your idea or I must say your mission. Soon, I will be starting a similar mission because of your inspiration. :D

    I hope it will be okay if I would share your first two pictures. Thanks.

  4. Great ideas, thanks for sharing.