Best Moments to Feel the Joy of Giving As in my everyday life, I have often had to encounter the question, “what is it that makes you very happy?” Some may say an endless shopping spree whereas for others it might be eating sumptuous dishes to their heart’s content. But, I found the perfect answer to this question a few days back.
I had gone out for shopping but to my disappointment, there was absolutely nothing that I could find worth buying. Being a choosy person, this was not something new and I have somehow become used to dealing with coming back home empty handed. I was on my way back home when a small boy in tattered clothes happened to cross my path. He was begging for alms from all the people on the footpath with whom he encountered with. When he approached me in expectation of some benefaction, without thinking much, I handed him a few coins out of generosity. He smiled faintly and left. At that moment, I experienced a sudden sense of satisfaction. I felt as though I was not returning home empty handed. After pondering over the incident for a while, I realized that the joy of giving was the reason behind my happiness and an immense sense of contentment. Thus, the question which had often left me perplexed was answered.
Post that episode, I started practicing the act of giving more often. And believe me, it has given me much more pleasure than anything else. Giving-whether it is your time, energy or money is not just a boon to those you are helping, but also has a whole lot of benefits in store for you. So, here are a few facts about the benefits you can derive by lending a helping hand. Read and practice them to unbox happiness!
GIVING MAKES US FEEL HAPPY
YOU’LL ENJOY MORE YEARS OF LIFE
GIVING EVOKES GRATITUDE
KEEPS STRESS LEVELS IN CHECK
PROMOTES COOPERATION AND SOCIAL CONNECTION
KEEPS THE CYCLE OF “GOOD” GOING