One of my favorite movies is Pay it Forward. The conept of each person giving in advance of their own need is a powerful message. The idea that doing something good for someone else will make you feel good is one thing. The idea that doing something good for others actually protects you from the harmful effects of stress and negative emotion is enlightening!
Can I lower my cholesterol, blood pressure and weight by doing more good things for others? Can I extend my life and improve the overall quality of my years by giving my time generously?
The answer is yes. Giving does not need to cost. Maybe it will be the best investment you ever make!