Whether you’ve had a difficult year in this current environment or have been one of the fortunate ones and prospered, it would serve you well to pause and take stock of all the things you should be thankful for.

Be thankful you are in your own business and your own boss. Millions of people aspire for the same.

Be thankful for all your customers without whom you would have no business.

Be thankful you live in the United States, which affords you the opportunity to pursue your passion and to succeed with no limitations– and yes to fail, which is one of life’s great teachers.

Be thankful you can choose which 80 hours each week that you can work.

Be thankful for your family and friends who are your support team–an essential element for Small Business owners.

Be thankful for your loyal employees who are helping you fulfill your dreams.

Be thankful you are rewarded for your company’s successes while knowing you can pay for its risks.

Be thankful that you can make sure everything is done the right way.

Be thankful you can try to implement any ideas you have and bring them to fruition. The corporate people can’t say that.

Be thankful you are in a position to positively impact other people’s lives.

Bob Reiss www.bootstrapping101.com