A study at the University of Buffalo showed that “Over the five years of the study, we found that when dealing with stressful situations, those who had helped others during the previous year were less likely to die than those who had not helped others.” Michael Poulin, assistant professor of psychology.
I know we’ve all been taught that it is better to give than to receive. However, it’s important to view the other side of the coin as well. “For every giver there must be a receiver, and for every receiver there must be a giver.” T. Harv Eker
It all about balance! I’m am very grateful for all that I have received and below is a list of some of my favourite charities. Remember that giving can take many forms including time, talent as well as treasure.
Habitat for Humanity
Right to Play
Calgary Public Library
The Bridge Hospice
The Canadian Red Cross for local, national and international crises
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Let’s all Pay It Forward!