10 Ways Giving Back Helps You
By Susan Skog
There’s a deep wave of grassroots giving back sweeping the country. A surge of people across all age groups is volunteering like never before. But giving back doesn’t mean that you don’t get anything in return. Helping others reach for a new day rejuvenates us in ways that another margarita-soaked vacation, more stuff, a fatter resume, or a supersized house can’t begin to. We want to feel useful. We want to find meaning. We want to feel this alive and on fire with possibility. Here are some ways serving others can serve you--from finding your true calling to improving your health to boosting your overall sense of joy.
Susan Skog is a journalist and author of the new book The Give-Back Solution: Create a Better World with Your Time, Talents and Travel (Whether You Have $10 or $10,000). For more info: susanskog.com