It's Feel Good Friday at Aortic Hope.
As stated in the Rotary, from the article titled: Why Being Kind Is As Important As Ever, written by Arnold Grahl, it is stated that, "Doing good doesn’t only benefit other people. It helps us, too. Studies show that helping others boosts serotonin, a neurotransmitter that makes us feel satisfied. Another benefit to feeling rewarded when we do good: It lowers our stress levels. Who couldn’t use that right now?"
Have you ever noticed that when you are feeling at your lowest point, if someone does even the slightest favor or gesture, it makes you feel amazing? "“There has been a lot of research that when we are helping others, or when we are doing something for someone else, our reward centers light up in the brain and our stress levels go down as cortisol is released.”
As you know, all of us here at Aortic Hope have been touched by aortic disease in some way. We are patients who volunteer to help others and in doing so, it helps us tremendously.
Check out the picture below for 40 ideas of ways to Pay It Forward every day!