A 2017 WebMD article reported that new research science suggests that generosity really is its own reward, with the brain seemingly
hardwired for happiness in response to giving.
Scientists in Switzerland used brain scans to track activity in the brain regions associated with socializing, decision-making and happiness. They found that even small acts of generosity – or just promising to be charitable – triggered brain changes that make people happier.
Isn’t it interesting that God made us all in love to be happy and joyful, and at the same time wired us so that we achieve a higher level of happiness when we think of others rather than ourselves? What a beautiful way to not only make ourselves happier, but to also make God happier through sharing our gifts with others. We are, indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made!