December is the month of gifting, as they say it is better to give than to receive. It truly is, when you give back either by volunteering your time or donating money to a charitable cause, giving back is beneficial for both the recipient as for the giver. Studies have shown that giving is good for your health,happiness and longevity.
Perhaps it was the luxury of 2017 Lexus ES350 that I drove for the week, thinking how fortunate I was to be wrapped in luxury. That I decided to volunteer my time at Zoe’s Foundation annual toy drive. This organization was founded by Felix Garcia a prominent businessman in the Phoenix area, after loosing his beloved grandfather to cancer. Felix’s grandfather was a inspirational figure in his life ” My grandfather never hesitated to lend a helping hand to those in need without expecting anything in return” being this the core of Zoe’s Foundation.
What makes Zoe’s Foundation unique is its giving campaign crosses borders. The gifting of toys is done here is the Phoenix area and in Sonora, Mexico. We sorted more than 10,000 toys and categorized them per age and gender.
After leaving my volunteering duties and driving off on the beautiful Lexus 350. I experienced the Helper High, you see giving stimulates the mesolimbic pathway, the reward center in the brain which releases endorphin’s and creates an euphoria of happiness which also helps our immune system get a boost.
I invite you to give the gift of giving back and you’ll be surprised of the good that will come back to you.
For more on the striking Lexus ES 350 I invite you to experience it at a dealer near you.
Until next time,