Thursday 11 December 2014

How Giving/Generosity can help you to be happier?

We all are in some way or the other grateful to others. Many of us during our tough times would have met many saviors sent by God.

It may be during our studies, getting our first job, seeking an alliance for your son/daughter, accompanied by someone for a checkup, helps/support can be in many forms.

Is there any relation between our financial status and giving nature? Is it always the rich people who give more than the poor. No, not always. We have to be rich in mind to offer someone a help. A help which we does at the correct time will always be remembered. It surely will make a huge difference in the life of the recipient. And for the giver, it will give an enormous amount of joy.

We meet both generous and stingy people in our life, what I have observed is that generous people are more happy than the others. The generous help through their actions  get closer to God.

The stingy ones perhaps may be because of feeling of some insecurity on their life.
I have tried to analyze the reason behind being generous and stingy.

If a person always felt anxious about money during his childhood as a result of believing that his family didn't have enough money to spend on him then he might grow into a stingy adult and this insecurity may prevent him from giving his share  to others.

People who are obsessed with money and materialistic things might find it very difficult to donate.
May be they thinks it would be a loss. So reasons could be fear,insecurity and ignorant of the happiness in giving.

Anyone who offers Financial, Physical, emotional support gets an enormous amount of self satisfaction. There can be nothing equal to the joy of a person who has received timely help. And just to see a smile on his face can be most satisfying to us.

Gratitude is what happens when someone does something to you that causes you to realize that you matter more to that person than you actually thought you did.

Helping others while on the job could boost your happiness at work.

Many of us believe that happiness  lies in financial status and accomplishments. We fail to recognize that the secret to happiness does not lie in money, relationships or achievements, but rather in what we can give, not just material gifts, but gifts of time, love, our presence.

Compassion makes us happy  by broadening our perspective beyond ourselves.

Anyone who has ever helped someone knows that the sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that we feel is a happiness far beyond that of any material success.

The material things give us only short-term pleasure. Compassionate people are happy,healthy and  wealthy,

Think about what the other person wants or needs. Sometimes just being present and available to a loved one who is having a hard time is the greatest gift you could possibly give.

Each day life presents us with hundreds of opportunities to be generous in one way or the other. Giving makes the world a better place for us all to live in. If everyone did their part and what they could, maybe we could all reduce the amount of misery and suffering.

I have met few persons in life who are aged. They are not financially sound. They all once were very wealthy and are famous for their character of giving. Though they are much wealthy now, I am always able to see them with happy faces always.

Once a relative was undergoing Cancer treatment. We went to see them in the hospital. Since their children were away, they couldn't come and see him. Even after years, and though it was a small deed, they always feel grateful for it.

Some quotes I like

I've always respected those who tried to change the world for the better, rather than just complain about it.

When wealth is centralized, the people are dispersed. When wealth is distributed, the people are brought together

I would rather have it said, 'He lived usefully,' than, 'He died rich.'

It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

It's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give

“You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life"

Be generous and share with others – Give more than you receive because being generous will make you happy. Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. It is the action of kindness that make us more close to God.

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