But in all honesty, we know at the back of our minds that there are people in our communities who are living below the bread line and subsisting on a day to day basis.
If it has always been a thought to get around to giving and you needed a little push in the right direction, here are 10 Reasons why Giving Back to Society is Important. It creates a feeling of gratitude Feelings of compassion, humanity and a sense of appreciation awakens when we give to people.
Besides the gratitude aspect, you suddenly are aware of the value of a bucket of water or a plate of warm home-cooked food.
Once the value of those resources become abundant, so too does the realisation that those resources do not come easily.
There is nothing greater to centre our focus in this world than beginning to understand just how much we have to be grateful for.
This comes from being in direct contact with the act of giving to people who are less fortunate than ourselves. If people see you or other people giving back to society in some shape or form, it is likely to be an idea that sticks with them.
Aside from character development, giving back is also good for one’s health.
The good feeling that one can get in giving back to others may arouse the release of endorphins (happy and pain relieving hormones) which has been connected to the improvement in the functioning of the immune and the nervous systems.
Many people who give back to society have been inspired by someone in their community or environment who had done so.
The spirit of giving begins as early as the Grade R level at school.