It’s more blessed to give than receive” Acts 20:35
It turns out that God has hard wired you and I to be more generous and studies back that up!
God has created you and me to be generous.
“When people even think about making charitable donations, the reward centers of their brains dole our higher levels of dopamine, the pleasure neurotransmitter…if seems we’re hard wired to be generous and as a side effect, we do tend to feel happier” (p. 48, Vim &Vigor, Summer 2010)
Giving to others has a direct impact on our well-being.
“Those who donate money reap emotional benefits. A study in the journal Science analyzed the spending habits of 600 adults and how they related to the participants happiness. “We hypothesized that spending money on other people may have a more positive impact on happiness than spending money on oneself” researcher Elizabeth Dunn Ph.D. wrote. “Participants who were randomly assigned to spend money on others experienced a great happiness than those assigned to spend money on themselves” (p. 48, Vim & Vigor, Summer 2010)