For it is in giving that we receive.

BENEFITS OF HELPING OTHERS

  •     Those who help others often benefit as much, or more, as those they serve.
  •     Feeling needed provides a sense of satisfaction and a purpose for living.
  •     Helping others reduces stress and boosts overall well-being.
  •     Better health can lead to a longer, more fulfilled life.
  •     Volunteering provides numerous opportunities to build a social network.

The City of Tulsa issued a proclamation making  October Volunteer for Health and Happiness Month.  October 22, 2016 is National Make A Difference Day.

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1 Response to For it is in giving that we receive.

  1. Alan says:

    All too often, we assume we know what our neighbor may need and forget to ask how we can help.
    Volunteering at a soup kitchen feels great for the volunteer serving the food. However, the person receiving the food, while they are appreciative, they don’t feel valued.

    They don’t feel they are part of the community. In fact, those in need often feel alienated and ostaracized from society. – Adina Lichtman

    We are all neighbors, part of one community.

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