LYPBB Challenge Day 12: Pay It Forward and a Giveaway!

Did you know that helping others is scientifically proven to help you as well? According to an article by Dr. Konrath at Psychology today, “volunteering is associated with lower depression, increased well-being, and a 22% reduction in the later risk of dying.” So basically, taking your time to help others can help extend your life! That is absolutely amazing.

When I find myself in a rut, I also find that I want to help someone, because it does make me feel better. However, being a Mom and finding the time to volunteer is not always easy; but I do find it easy to do simple acts of kindness throughout the day. Today I challenge you to do the same: pay for a friend’s coffee, take some cookies to your neighbor, and if you do not have the funds to help someone simply being there or sharing a message is more than enough.

When we pay it forward, we take our minds off of ourselves and start to think of the world. I challenge you to have a wonderful day of helping others!

In honor of paying it forward today, I am going to be doing a giveaway. A few weeks ago I was fortunate to be the winner of a giveaway from Writing Mother Fashionista, and I would like to pay this forward to you guys. To be entered in the giveaway, please comment here or on any of my social media pages and share my blog. The giveaway will be open for a week, and the drawing will be for a $25.00 gift card to Macy’s. Good luck!!

{Wondering what the LYPBB Challenge is all about? Start here!}

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Source: Psychology Today; https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-empathy-gap/201308/the-caring-cure-can-helping-others-help-yourself

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