Living at Rancho 3M in Guadalupe, Mexico (an extension of Lakeview Christian Center) nearly 3 ½ years is proof test. The blessings that God showered upon us are invaluable and we cannot thank God enough for the people that have joined our cause. The more we shed that we might give, the more richly we come to know God and his people. We are blessed indeed.
And we are most content. It is our pleasure and delight to go.
Did you know that the same part of the brain is stimulated when we give to and help others as when we are enjoying physical pleasure. The most generous wealthy donors, said Mr. Stanley, “are the least enamored with status. They have a small house and a big heart.”
And they have greater levels of overall satisfaction, he writes. “These people feel that giving is a substitute for spending more on products and pleasure-related services. They seem to get more satisfaction from accumulating wealth and giving than from consuming more.”
–The Chonicle of Philantrophy. Oct 14, 2009 quoting Thomas J. Stanley in his new book, Stop Acting Rich … and Start Living Like a Real Millionaire.
One blogger had this to say: The jury is definitely in. This study, along with the study conducted by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke that found that the same part of the brain is stimulated when we give to and help others as when we are enjoying physical pleasure (hmmmm) is clear about the benefits of generosity! What a great discussion to have with donors —understanding their values and attitudes about giving generously. One more conversation that will lead to discovery and revelations! More good news for those of us who believe!
— The Chronicle of Philantrophy Oct 14, 06:49 PM
Please share your own stories of how you have been blessed in giving. Let us encourage one another.