Knowing others is Wisdom

D L D Ministry

Helping

Help

Helping each other

Helping through Rough Times

Helping Missionaries

Helping Out The Needy

Helping The Homeless

Helping The Poor

Helping The Widows And Orphans

Helping Those Who Hurt

Helping Widows

While it has long been assumed that giving also leads to greater happiness this has only recently started to be scientifically proven. For example, when participants in a study did five new acts of kindness on one day per week over a six-week period (even if each act was small) they experienced an increase in well-being, compared to control groups.

If people are altruistic, they are more likely to be liked and so build social connections and stronger and more supportive social networks, which leads to increased feelings of happiness and wellbeing. Indeed participating in shared tasks like community service, and other social activities, predicts how satisfied people are even after other factors are taken into account. 

Giving to others activates the reward centres of our brains which make us feel good and so encourage us to do more of the same. Giving money to a good cause literally feels as good as receiving it, especially if the donations are voluntary.

Helping increases happiness

Giving feels good