A generous spirit is a necessity for a healthy life.
Being willing to give yourself – both your time and treasure – will improve your own health. It will help you feel fulfilled and can lead to meaning in your life.
When I first came to Memphis 32 years ago with a plan to start Church Health and care for people who were uninsured, I did not know a soul. What I found in this community was one person after another whose generosity knew no bounds. People who give so freely of themselves for the sake of others make their lives richer.
You may not be financially wealthy, but cultivating a generous spirit is one of the most powerful things you can do for your own wellbeing. I urge you to live each day seeking to give as you take.
This is Dr. Scott Morris for Church Health.