What happens to our brains when we give? Why does it make us feel so good when we help another without expecting anything in return? There is a biology of giving. You know that "warm and fuzzy" feeling you get, well that is because the pleasure areas in our brains activate when we give. It is like we were made to do it. Giving actually affects or brain's chemistry, making us feel euphoric, happy, and content. Not too mention that when doing some charitable act, the direct outcome is helping another.
The intention of putting work out into the world selflessly for the benefit of anyone and everyone is what makes us as a species so unique. We have the ability at any moment to help another. Whether it comes in a small form or a grand gesture doesn't matter. What is important is that we have acknowledged the fact that we all live here, and share this life together. We are all connected, and a chain of events bigger than we could imagine can happen through the small kindness or charity of another.
~ Jamie Wood