Doing things for others - whether small, unplanned acts or regular volunteering - is a powerful way to boost our own happiness as well of those around us. The people we help may be strangers, family, friends, colleagues or neighbors. They can be old or young, nearby or far away.
Giving isn't just about money, so you don't need to be rich. Giving to others can be as simple as a single kind word, smile or a thoughtful gesture. It can include giving time, care, skills, thought or attention. Sometimes these mean as much, if not more, than financial gifts.
Scientific studies show that helping others boosts happiness.  It increases life satisfaction, provides a sense of meaning, increases feelings of competence, improves our mood and reduced stress. It can help to take our minds off our own troubles too
For Bio-One of Mesa helping others is about both the big things - like the job we do - and the small things - just the way we are with people. Through our work we have chosen to do something that I hope makes a positive contribution, and through our daily actions we try to be a force for good. I'm no saint but I always try to look out for people and help where I can. If your community needs help in the valley please call Bio-One of Mesa 480-647-8651.