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heart of goldResearch shows giving is not just good for the receiver but for the giver. In fact, according to a 2006 study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, people who gave either time or money to charities received what is known as the “helper’s high”, meaning the reward center of their brains released endorphins and they felt just as good as the receiver. Once more, people who gave to others had lower blood pressure than people who didn’t.

So, what does this have to do with refining?

I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt that you can see the connection. Oh, I’m feeling those endorphins!