Have you noticed that some people are always helping others, are quite selfless, and have loads of compassion for others? People with so much selfless and active compassion are gifts to others on this earth.
Many of the people I know who give like this without expecting anything in return are those who have come through some kind of significant life challenge themselves.
For me, I don’t mean to call myself a ‘gift to others’ but as I learn more about myself I realize that helping others in meaningful ways really does bring about self-healing for me. I honestly feel a warmth in my heart when I know I’ve helped someone. Sometimes it feels like an energetic spark and sometimes it’s like my heart is swelling. Helping others is one of the ways I cultivate joy in my life.