It’s generous of your friend to take the couch and let you sleep in the bed when you stay over at their place. They didn’t have to do that.
When you decide to go one step beyond what’s expected of you, you’re being generous.
Several recent studies have found that being generous increases our ability to cope with physical pain and symptoms of chronic diseases. Volunteering has also been associated with significant decreases in blood pressure, stomach acid, and cholesterol levels, and increased Immunoglobin-A which boosts our immune system.
And finally, we know that being generous makes the giver more HAPPY than the recipient!!