The findings of research show that people who give their time and energy to other people seem to have higher levels of wellbeing and happiness. This doesn't mean giving money. The greatest gift of all is our time. 'Giving' means getting involved, such as by volunteering, helping a neighbour; as well as the smaller things like doing something nice, saying thank you, smiling. Feelings of happiness and life satisfaction have been strongly associated with active participation in social and community life.