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Carry the Thanksgiving 'attitude of gratitude' throughout the year
Published on Nov 23, 2011

When Thanksgiving Day arrives, most people remember to express thanks for the good things in their lives. Have you ever considered what carrying an "attitude of gratitude" with you every day could do for your business and personal life? When times are good, most people are generous with their gratitude. Nevertheless, our most valuable lessons frequently result from facing adversity. Even though we often benefit immensely from surviving a crisis, this is precisely the time that we are the least likely to express thanks for the lessons learned. Optimism and gratitude go hand in hand Former President Ronald Reagan used to tell a story about two little boys: one a pessimist and the other an optimist. The pessimist was placed in a room full of wonderful toys, and was quickly reduced to tears because he was convinced somebody would take them away. The optimist was placed in a room full of horse manure, and began happily digging away. His reasoning? "There's got to ...

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