“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” ~ Anthony Robbins
People have different reasons for doing good and giving back to the society. While some want to feel good about themselves by giving back, others feel that they should give something back to the community that has given them so much. Some others feel that giving back can help them do their part in alleviating misery, poverty and suffering from this world. Whatever is your reason for giving back, it is noble to give. Whether you give back to your community in the form of money or your time, it is valuable – and the best part is that it does more good to you than the recipient. Moreover, by giving back is also good for your physical health. Yes, according to a Canadian report, 85% of volunteers and donors for charities are healthier than 79% of non-volunteers and non-donors. Some studies have also associated giving back with high self-esteem and personal empowerment. The best part of giving back to the community is that it helps you to take your mind off your own menial problems and enables you to see and learn from the bigger picture.