Kind­ness is So Worth it Why good deeds are good for you

Good Housekeeping (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - GH

You may not get flow­ers when you pour your part­ner a cup of cof­fee, but you do ben­e­fit from those small acts, says a re­cent study at the Univer­sity of Rochester in the US. Sub­jects felt hap­pier on the days they went out of their way for loved ones, even if their gen­eros­ity flew un­der the radar. ‘Just do­ing a good deed, not the val­i­da­tion you re­ceive, can make your life feel more mean­ing­ful,’ says study au­thor Dr Harry Reis. So keep it up, be­cause there’s no limit to warm and fuzzy feel­ings.

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