Some people have the means to share their blessings and give back to the community. However, they fail to do so because of different reasons. It could be that they are hesitant to reach out because they believe that helping others instead of teaching them how to live sustainably will only make them more dependent. Another possible reason is that they do not know how or where to course their donations. Sometimes, they just decide against giving to others because they feel that they do not have time for it or it’s not really necessary because other sectors of the society are already helping out.
Whatever your reason is for not giving and sharing your blessings to others, this is the perfect time to pause and reflect and try to realize how blessed you are. If you can help another person who is in need, you can make a big difference. Here are some ways that giving to others proves to be quite beneficial:
Giving helps those who are in need.
Development theorists will argue that giving is not the best way to help others. If you constantly give to others, they will not learn to stand on their own and improve the quality of their life on their own. So instead, if you want to help others is to teach them how to make a living. The problem here is that some people need immediate assistance so the best way to lend a hand to them is to share your blessings. You may opt to donate in cash or in kind. At the end of the day, the people you have helped will be truly grateful for your generosity, add to that the fact that it feels great to know that you have helped another person who was in need.
Giving increases your self-worth.
Aside from making you happy, giving also increases your self-worth. It creates a positive impact on your life. It makes you see yourself as a good person because you know that you were somehow instrumental in someone else’s happiness. And of course, there is also a certain pride that comes with being able to help another person.
Giving makes your heart happy.
Giving feels good. When you give something to someone, you make them feel loved and cared for. You make them feel important. And that knowledge makes your heart happy in a way that splurging on material things cannot contend with.
Giving is contagious.
Inspiring generosity to others is a good way to help more people. When you show your generosity, other people who are as capable of giving to others as you are will also follow suit. This helps create a community of givers.
Giving is the perfect opportunity to show your gratefulness.
The blessings and graces we receive from God shows us how much He loves us. To show our gratitude, we may do more good to others and follow His teachings more religiously. But you can do more to please God by sharing your blessings to others and doing your part to take care of them.
So when you lend a hand to others, you are also essentially reaching out to do what God wants you to do because He wants us to be stewards of His creations.
Have you heard about the Tale of 2 Seas? It talks about the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee which can be found in Israel. It tells a powerful message why it’s important to give back and share your blessings.