Improved Self-Esteem & Self-Worth Are Health Benefits of Charitable Giving
Donating is a selfless act. One of the major positive effects of donating money to charity is simply feeling good about giving. Being able to give back to those in need helps you achieve a greater sense of personal satisfaction and growth, and it feels good to help others. This leads to a feeling of self-worth knowing that you’re offering much-needed resources to a greater cause for those in need.
It really is much more rewarding to give then to receive.
Serve to discover the radical shift from 'me' to 'we.' When you serve, you discover that often the most important things you have to offer are not things at all. You start to uncover the full range of resources at your disposal – your time, presence, attention – and recognize that the ability to give stems from a state of mind and heart, a place much deeper than the material. The mindset shifts from consumption to contribution. Paradoxically, when serving in this way, you are no longer operating from a space of scarcity. Your cup fills and continues to overflow.
Do you want to give back, but aren't sure how to, or not sure you have the means? Most people don’t have the means that Bill Gates or other billionaires have, but that doesn’t mean your contributions can’t inspire others. Once you start giving back to your community, you’ll see how your positive actions encourage others to get involved, too. Create a ripple of positive impact through your behavior.