"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that giving is good for you. In case it does, however, we’ve got a few reasons to explain it—and a few ways to illuminate how this gift applies to you, too.
Philanthropists throughout the world—regardless of status or wealth—report feelings of euphoria and well-being when they help fellow human beings. Medical research has examined this phenomenon of the “helper’s high,” revealing a plethora of short- and long-term health benefits that reveal how giving to others—whether in terms of time, energy, resources, or even emotional support—can be even more beneficial for the helper than for the person being helped. Research shows how people who regularly participate in acts of philanthropy and charity experience less pain, sleep better, and personally feel more fulfilled and worthy.
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