Did you know that giving can actually help you mentally? Personally, I believe God designed us this way. He created us and our brains to feel the rewards and joy of giving.
Here are a few things even secular sources have shown.
1-Giving can make you feel happy by stimulating the pleasure circuits in your brain! It can give you a dose of endorphins and promote feelings of peace and tranquility.
2-Giving has been shown to decrease your blood pressure and reduce stress!
3-Giving is a great way to show you believe in reaping what you sow.
4-Giving inspires others to also do good things.
So, take advantage of today, “Giving Tuesday”. There are many places in which you can give, but if you’d like to help my youngest son and me take Christmas joy to Ukrainian orphans, please donate at PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are trying to raise $100 per child and caregiver.
We will be visiting two displaced orphanages currently located in Germany and Austria and we play to have Christmas camps with them where we make/decorate cookies, play games, sing songs, and give gifts!
So consider giving today at the very least to increase your own mental health!
Happy giving Tuesday!
Proverbs 19:17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
Proverbs 22:9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.
Proverbs 22:16 Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.