Incorporating charitable giving and volunteering into daily life can be a great way to bring positives to both you and your community at large. This article will discuss the benefits of charitable giving, both for well-being and taxes, as well as encourage you to do your research on how best to incorporate giving into your family traditions.
Benefits of Giving
The simple fact of it is, giving makes us feel good. It may be hard to believe, what with the 24-hour news cycles and bleak news feeds, but kindness and generosity beget more kindness. Humans are social animals, and as such, learned long ago that helping one another, using sympathy and empathy to understand outside experiences, and sharing helped everyone in the group. Success means little if there is no one to share it with after all. In fact, giving can be more pleasurable than receiving and that good feeling can help us to manage our more selfish impulses. Practicing generosity and kindness can improve relationships, at work and in life. Giving lights up the pleasure centers in our brain, leaving us with a feeling of satisfaction. Studies show that generous people tend to have better health. There are also data that shows altruism may improve life expectancy.