One of my all-time favorite memories was
Christmas as a child. Family came in from out of town, there was
good food, everyone was happy. Christmas was downright magical as a
kid, and the presents didn't hurt either! Getting presents always
seems like kids happy. (FYI, receiving gifts IS one of the
five love languages
But then something happens. You grow up and have your own babies,
and you realize that GIVING those Christmas presents is a far more
It feels good to give. You feel happier when you make others
But why? As it turns out, there is a little bit of science behind
this too! A study
from the Harvard Business
School found that when individuals give, they activate the pleasure
centers in your brain.
It literally feels good to make other people happy.