There is a great power in giving thanks and Mike's tips are guaranteed to lift the spirits.

Balancing Act
The expression of gratitude is the ultimate balancing act in everyone’s life. We know whom we receive the good from and we offer our gratitude.

The absence of a simple thank you creates an imbalance in the relationship and spiritual energy, while a simple thank you restores it.

Caring Experiment
We need to awaken our mentor, be it Zarathustra, Moses,Krishna, Buddha, Mahavira, Jesus, Muhammad, Tao, Confucius, Nanak, Bahaullah, Gandhi, MLK or whomever we hold dearly. We need to emulate them for at least one day as an experiment, ready to embrace everyone with a caring attitude.

Important List
Let's make a list of people who have helped us shape our lives. A simple thank you will do a lot of good to us, and our relationships.

Work in Progress
We should not lose enthusiasm due to a large number of people we have to thank. We can do it by carrying a piece of paper, and writing down the names as they pop in the mind.

Feeling the Difference
Even if we don't call everyone on the list, we have already said our thanks by thinking about the individual and writing his or her name down. When we express our gratitude to the person who has made a difference in our life, it brings a ton of relief. It's ours to keep.

Joyous Joy
You can only feel the joy when you say a big or a small thank you to the ones who have helped you along the way, whether it is materially, spiritually or professionally.

True Thanksgiving
We have to be grateful for whatever we have and express it to the unknown giver, a true thanksgiving.

Real Release
If you don't believe in God, that is fine, it is still a release when you say thanks to the invisible good that came to you unasked.

Self-Balancing Act
Life is a self-balancing act; everything we do and say is spiritual as well as a real life transaction that moves the needle from balance to imbalance, and back to balance.

Valid Values
The mechanism is built around forgiveness, repentance, service and gratitude. These values are a product of co-existence and inculcated through religious teachings; however, the atheists would also achieve the same without invoking God.

Balancing of Accounts
The accountant chants, for every debit there is a credit; the physicist has proved that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, and the doctor declares, that blood lost from the body of an individual must be replenished with an equal amount of blood to sustain life.

Healthy Living
The spiritualist would say, for every wrong we do, an equal amount of energy is drained from us, and for every good we do, energy is recouped. We are constantly receiving and giving energy, intake and output must be equal to have a healthy living, or else we are thrown off balance.

Squaring the Circle
For every hurt we hurl on others, an equal amount of burden gets dumped on us, and until we say sorry and repent genuinely, the energy balance within us deteriorates. The transaction remains incomplete.

Satisfied Happiness
If you are single or empty nesters and nowhere to go, call up Salvation Army, a hospital or a homeless shelter and volunteer your services. There is a joy in serving others.

Loving Strangers
As the Jewish Scriptures say, Ve'ahavta la'ger – you must love the stranger for that guaranteed happiness.

Jesus reached out to the ones who were abandoned by the society.

Prophet Muhammad said the least you can give to others is hope and a smile.

The Hindu Scriptures guides you to treat the whole world as one family.

Buddha, the learned one, taught the joys of living for others.

The Sikh faith is indeed founded on the principle of caring for humanity.

The Jains and Baha'i believe our joy comes from taking care of others.

The Native Americans and Wicca believe we have to take care of what we see around us and preserve it for the next seven generations, life and the matter.

With malice toward none is a good advice from Abraham Lincoln to follow.

Make a Difference
When you express your gratitude to the persons who have made a difference in your life, it brings a ton of relief to you. Make an effort and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with it. May you be blessed to be a blessing to others. Amen!

Mike Ghouse
Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism,politics, peace making, foreign policy, Islam, Israel, India, Pakistan,interfaith, and cohesion at work place or social settings. He is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day at Mike has a strong presence on national local TV, Radio and Print Media, and is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity show on Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News, fortnightly at Huffington post, and several other periodicals across the world. His personal site indexes everything you want to know about him.

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I am an English specialist with I CAN READ. I have worked for major British institutions: British Council, British High Commission, British Railways Board and Linguaphone. I am a London-trained lawyer and have been the public affairs officer at the British High Commission, Singapore, as well as an editor in an international book publishing house and a national magazine. I am also co-author of two law books: English Legal System and Company Law, published by Blackstone, Oxford University Press. I am an Ambassador of Peace (Universal Peace Federation and Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace). Connect: Email!/abetoday