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


Donated another $2 to the tipping bucket


  1. Hi Nice Guy,
    I just wanted to say that this is really neat. Thanks for sharing! Way to be. Keep it up.

  2. I saw the article in the Daily Universe about this, I thought it was really fun.

    There are several people around town that are homeless, you ought to buy one of them dinner. I think it would be really neat- some of those guys could use a good warm dinner.

    Or get them a hat? Or... a good book? Or a movie ticket at the dollar theater! And then even go to the movie with them! Maybe...