Is it truly better to give than to receive?
Isn't it fun to get a present on your birthday, a promotion at work, or an "I love you," from your son or daughter?
When I was a police officer, I never went to work without a hug, kiss, and "Careful Daddy," from my daughter. It was like being surrounded by loving armor!
Do you think my child understood the importance of giving me those protective words before work every night?
Mahatma Gandhi said, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Research has empirically proven that giving improves both our mental and physical health while receiving seems to lack the same benefits.
By being a person of giving you:
* help others
* inspire others to give by your example
* teach others to sacrifice
* teach that we are responsible for others
*positively impact those less fortunate
Whether you give of your time, talents, or money, doing so with an open heart and caring spirit can lead you to a more fulfilled and happier life.
Take some time this holiday season and see how much of an impact you can make in the lives of others by giving them a little bit of yourself.
Also, check out the video below to learn more about the importance of being a servant to others by showing them generosity.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to you and the people you hold dear from Motivational Check.
Author & Motivational Speaker
Terry is a sought after speaker who believes in the power of a story to motivate, inspire, and help others lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. By combining his eleven-year cancer journey with his diverse business, athletic coaching, and hostage negotiating expertise, he delivers compelling yet relatable presentations for conferences, on-line events, panels, meetings, and seminars.