This week’s guest blogger is Dawn-Marie Cornett, Christian Science practitioner and community-involved mom of three. She writes from her home in Framingham, MA.
You could say we’re all trying to get something: health, happiness, safety, companionship, etc. Yet for many, one or more of these very right and understandable desires seem illusive.
Researchers have found that compassion, honesty, and the like tend to result in improved well-being. There are pages of studies on the health-giving effects of “being good.” But a book I read a few years ago gave me a new perspective on the topic.
Why Good Things Happen to Good People by Dr. Stephen Post and Jill Neimark starts off with this little idea: “If I could take one word into eternity, it would be ‘give.’” Hmm . . . only one word forever, and it’s not “get.” It’s “give.” The whole book explains how selfless giving–deep, persistent, and unselfish love–is the key to having good in our lives. We give it because we already have it. Continue reading