Simple Pleasure of the Week: Giving

Giving feels good. There's even a term to explain this: the "helper's high" because altruism releases feel good chemicals in the brain. This is the season of giving, but sometimes the pressure and obligation of giving takes the joy out of the entire experience. Try not to let the joy of giving slip away from you. If you need to, pair back, simplify, make an agreement to give small gifts instead of large ones and use this season as an opportunity to enjoy this week's simple pleasure of giving.