People in Colorado Are Thankful For These Amazing Acts of Generosity
What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you? That's the question I asked listeners in Grand Junction, Colorado. Here's what you had to say.
It's a thought-provoking question, isn't it? For some, though, the answer was obvious.
The Many Benefits of Gratitude
Isn't it awesome when somebody does something nice for you? Doesn't it make you feel awesome? Did you know there are benefits when it comes to feeling gratitude?
According to Healthline, seven scientifically proven benefits of gratitude include:
- Gratitude opens the door to more relationships.
- Gratitude improves physical health.
- Gratitude improves psychological health.
- Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression.
- Grateful people sleep better.
- Gratitude improves self-esteem.
- Gratitude increases mental strength.
Healthline adds that a 2020 study showed that regularly practicing gratitude can help ease symptoms of anxiety and depression. Who couldn't use a break from anxiety? These are stressful times.
The Other Side of the Coin
How about those who offer this generosity without any expectation of reward? According to the Oxford Dictionary:
Concern more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own.
According to Antimaximalist.com, researchers in Switzerland found that those who are more generous were happier. That's pretty awesome.
Conclusive Proof That Colorado Residents Are Awesome
Check out the content in the responses. Only a couple involve money, and in those cases, the money was needed for essential matters. Many of the generous acts were done anonymously.
Some of the responses below involve lifetime commitments. One involves service to the United States military. Then again, some involve basic neighborly kindness.