Today’s giving: Packing up a box of things for my mother as she starts rehabilitation after her surgery.
Giving our time gives back to us. How does this work?
When we give our time, it strengthens the people around us, and it builds strong communities. We build positive emotions in those we help, as well as ourselves. Those positive emotions create more positive emotions and even boost our health.
When we give our time, we’re also connecting ourselves to the wider world. We’re opening ourselves up to experiences which live in other people, and we learn the things those people have to teach us. In short, it helps us go beyond our own limitations.
Giving our time gives back to us.