Shout happily to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord cheerfully. Come into his presence with a joyful song. Realize that the Lord alone is God. He made us, and we are his. We are his people and the sheep in his care. Enter his gates with a song of thanksgiving. Come into his courtyards with a song of praise. Give thanks to him; praise his name. The Lord is good. His mercy endures forever. His faithfulness endures throughout every generation. (Psalm 100:1-5 GWT)

Be thankful, be gracious, be merciful, for this honors the Lord and will in turn bless you. Be a blessing rather than seek to be blessed, for this will cause others to be thankful.