Good day! Today I will discuss how generosity can be a key factor when it comes to our health and well being. Generosity is considered a positive emotion and I thought especially in these times that we may be encouraged to practice it more so it can be contagious (in a good way) for others. 

When is the last time you did something for someone without expecting anything in return. Generosity is just that. When we help others for the sake of giving our time and commitment to better aid the other person we are giving our energy to them. However, we must understand also that it does not mean we deplete our energy but actually the opposite. When we help others for the sake of helping others we know we feel better and more of a zest for life. When we practice generosity we are allowing our cup to overflow and allow more room for new energy to come in its place. On the other hand, if we continually only perform actions based on selfish motives then energy is depleted because we are not “overflowing” our cup. Selfishness comes from the mindset of always getting something out of the situation at hand. However, when we change our mindset from always getting something to what can I contribute to this situation, person, event, etc. then we will realize our energy increases and will seek to help others more. Generosity is the gift that keeps on giving. As we practice more of it we allow others to express it for themselves. 

In these times it may be difficult to express generosity not knowing what is going to happen. The fear of all that happening in the world right now puts us more in a state of being selfish. This selfishness is what has been ingrained in us for many years. It actually was an aid for us in the past when we lived in scarcity and lack. Selfishness is not all together bad for if we give too much of our time and commitment to others than we may overburden ourselves. However, when we live in fear resulting in selfish ways, then we are not allowing our own energy to flow out so that we can get more in so to speak. 

Generosity is a great feeling and I encourage you today or sometime this week to do an act of charity. This can be something small such as some deed for a friend or a loved one. I know that you will experience an increase in energy which means better health. I will leave you a quote I read recently. Count your blessings and have a great day! 

-Dr. Chip