Giving is a way to be kind to others and to show them you care.
Aside from helping others out, the act of giving can leave you feeling fantastic because it causes your brain to produce the happy chemical, oxytocin.
During the holidays, not everyone has the resources to receive or buy gifts. By giving you may be helping someone in need feel a little happier during this time.
You can practice giving by sponsoring a family for Christmas. Get others involved by bringing your friends or kids along to help pick out gifts and clothing for the family.
“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” -Jim Rohn
Buy food and home items and drop them at the front door of someone you know is having a hard time affording the basic necessities. Taking time to volunteer, serving meals to the homeless, donating to a local food drive, or finding personal ways to help those in need within the community are all great ways to practice giving.
Giving can even be as simple as sharing a meal with a person you know is really struggling. Giving is a great way to spread kindness and love to those around you.
How will you practice the spirit of giving this holiday season?