Kindness and Long Life

shovelsnow

Could the secret of a longer life be found by serving meals to the homeless, mowing your neighbor’s lawn, or giving money to a friend? You may be surprised about the gains of giving.

We’ve all felt an emotional lift when we’ve witnessed an act of kindness, even if it’s an online video, and you’ve probably felt an emotional rush after doing something nice for someone else.

For years researches have known social contact promotes a longer life. Studies continue to show that acts of kindness provide emotional, relational, spiritual, and even physical health benefits.

Consider reaching out to others on a regular basis or do it as a family. Look around for neighbors, friends, or colleagues in need. Decide to show love and action as an action of kindness. Your body, mind, and spirit may see gains as you give.

You can read additional blogs by Dr. Larimore on this topic here. Just scroll down the home page to find and click on the article in which you’re interested. In addition, you can see Dr. Walt’s twice-daily devotional Morning Glory, Evening Grace here. Last, but not least, limited numbers of autographed copies of Dr. Walt’s books are available here.

Listen to today’s audio here.