5 Ways Gift-Giving Actually Makes You Feel Good
Gifts are a great source of happiness and smile in our lives. Be it any occasion or celebration, the tradition of giving and receiving gifts not only brings a smile on the face of the receiver but also makes the giver feel happy and excited. Receiving gifts is surely fun but the love, care and devotion involved in giving a meaningful gift to a friend, relative and loved ones is even more beautiful. It is true that the acquisition of possession is a mindless pursuit but giving gifts to others is an inherently enriching experience. Gift-giving makes you happy and is the surest way to experience instant gratification. We have always talked about how happy, loved and care would our friends and family feel on receiving different kinds of gifts be it flowers, chocolates, personalised gifts or even greeting cards, but we have never talked about how grateful and utterly happy you feel after watching their faces lit up with that beautiful smile. Let’s discuss how gift-giving makes us feel better than receiving gifts.
Give A Meaning To Life
We all are aware of the age-old adage, ‘It is better to give than to receive.’ Though some people are of the idea that it is better to take than to give, there is no long-term happiness in philosophy. Some of the happiest people in the world are not those who earn more but those who give more. Giving is a step towards a more meaningful life, whether it is about a gift or anything else. The very urge to share and give things to someone is the pathway to eternal happiness that only gift-givers can experience and understand.
Giving gifts is one of the best ways to show that you care and appreciate their presence in your life. The time and effort to find a gift that you think would be liked by the person and then investing money and emotions by personalising it says so much about you and your feelings to the receiver and hence help in strengthening your bonds be it your mother, father, friends or anyone and making you feel happier. The fact that you are going out of your way to pick something out that someone else will like, be it chocolate gift boxes is truly selfless.
You Feel More Fulfilled
Giving gifts bring a feeling of fulfilment and the price and size of the gift rarely matters, but what matters the most is your thoughtfulness and your heart’s desire to make someone feel happy because of you. A gift is an expression of love and appreciation and to think that we have the power to make anyone feel happy and cheerful enlightens a sense of fulfilment that can never be compared to anything else.
Nurture Good Karma
Giving gifts is a wonderful way of enhancing your relationships with your friends, family and loved ones. Gifts give us a feeling of selflessness that allows us to enjoy the intrinsic benefits of gift-giving. It is true that actions speak louder than words and when you do good things in life, better things happen to you in return. What you put out there into the universe is what you get back, that’s karma. We have total control over our comportment with others, and good behaviour always gets rewarded.
Have A Positive Effect On Others
The most meaningful gifts are not necessarily the most expensive ones for a Ganpati idol has far more sentiments attached to it than an expensive bag. Giving gifts brings a sense of satisfaction in our lives. Gifts make others realise that you care for them and ensures them that you can share their moments of happiness and sorrow with you. Gift-giving makes us feel happy that we are responsible for making someone else feel good. It brings us a feeling of satisfaction knowing that something we did had a positive effect on another person.
Now, you know that gift-giving not only delights the receiver but also the giver and is an amazing way to make better and healthier relationships. So, whether it is an occasion or not, send gifts to your loved ones and let them know that you care. Happy Gifting!