As the whimsical children’s author, Dr. Seuss, once wrote in his famous tale, The Lorax: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
Most of us know that charity is its own reward. The true wealth of charity is measured by good deeds, not ego and material gain. Countless studies validate the benefits of giving, not only for the ones on the receiving end but for the ones who support those in need. Benefits of giving back include feelings of happiness and wellbeing, as well as inspiring a greater sense of purpose in life. Volunteering is also a great way to boost self-esteem and may help you discover talents you never knew existed within you.