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


I brought Gushers and Squeez-Its to our intramural softball game- so that my team could have treats after the game, just like little league.

1 comment:

  1. I listened to your interview on the Mormon Channel today. I really enjoyed it and was reminded of the importance of service. I especially like your idea of buying something for the next person in line. That's something easy and I know it would make me smile if I was on the receiving end.