Thankful for sales in tough timesIt’s easy to be grateful when things are good: when sales come easily, money is flowing in at a healthy pace and the future looks bright. It’s more difficult to be thankful when sales are down, the bank account is hovering near zero and the immediate outlook is uncertain at best.

Yet it’s at times like these that gratitude is most important. When you acknowledge what you’re thankful for, you change your mental state, reducing stress and spurring creativity. When you express your gratitude to others, you create opportunities for further cooperation, kindnesses and sales.

So my question to you—whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving here in the U.S. or this is just another day to you where you live—is this: What are you thankful for?

Want some more ideas on the subject of gratitude? Check out:

Giving Thanks for Your Sales

The Night Before Thanksgiving