Giving Promotes Happiness

I came across something called the “Helpers High” the other day. Research has revealed that spending money on others can satisfy basic psychological needs and boost happiness.

For example, contributing to your favorite charity or giving each day in your own little way will increase happiness for everyone involved. 

Giving promotes kindness, love, and happiness. Happiness makes us give more and giving makes us happier – seems like a win-win to me.

If we can simultaneously feel good about ourselves while helping others, it seems like a good cycle to be in. Don’t you agree?

Make a positive difference in someone’s life. Give freely to others – the downtrodden, the less fortunate.

Give for love.

Give with no strings attached.

Give because it’s the right thing to do.

24 thoughts on “Giving Promotes Happiness

  1. True. And in Islam, we’re taught that it’s better to give in secret, so as to avoid any hint of showing off. That, I think, helps keep the intention pure. So we would feel good, help others, and a third benefit I’d add here is that giving pleases the Almighty, because we use what we’ve been given for something other than ourselves.

  2. I thought the saying ‘it’s better to give than receive’ was a cliche until I tried it sincerely from the heart.
    One of the best ways to express gratitude for life is to help others find what you have found.. [freedom from self].
    And we can do this in any number of ways.
    Happiness grows when we share it.

  3. Love this and it’s true. Kindness and giving always comes back to you ten folds over. A compliment and just taking the time to notice can go a long way also. I complimented another woman about her shoes recently. Her first impression seemed surprised and unexpected as if it was something so unusual and out of the ordinary. And then her face lit up as she thanked me and I knew that i made her day just a little brighter. In return I felt good that something so little, something that is free could make such a big difference. If we only pause for a second and take the time. And make it about somebody else instead of ourselves. 😉❤

    1. So true. Even a small act of kindness as you mentioned when you complimented the woman’s shoes goes a long way. You placed a smile on her face and perhaps a pep in her walk with those cool shoes. It doesn’t take much to be kind. Thanks for sharing!! 🌞💕

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