I read an interesting post by Eric Garner on Ticked by Life. Eric mentions that : Gratitude is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. Gratitude stops you taking your life for granted and helps you realize how many good things you have in your life. Gratitude is a spiritual act because it acknowledges that the origin of all good things is a source outside ourselves.
The above observation is very correct. Gratitude Attitude is a hallmark of good human being. A person who acknowledges help and support, preserves old relationships and secures new friends. The person who helped also feels rewarded for his contribution and would help again in the future. Of course, relationships are interdependent. Use every opportunity to help back. Interdependence is a higher value than independence.
Thank you, small gifts, pat are all powerful gestures ! They need to be expressed in right manner and with 100% authenticity.