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The Habit of Giving

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Today I made a small donation to a cause that inspired me. It wasn’t really because of the holiday, it didn’t cost me much, and I won’t miss the money. Yet, I still felt good after I pushed the button that finalized the commitment.

Notice how selfish this sounds: It felt good to give! I was the one with the benefit.

But this is how it works. The more you give, the better you feel.

Giving is a habit. You cultivate it the way you would for any habit—you simply do it, repeatedly.

Give it a try.

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See also: Generous people have more to give.

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