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What does your to-do list look like as a small business owner today? It likely includes a lengthy list of tasks like: respond to emails, pick up office supplies, schedule an appointment with a certain client, finish employee evaluations, make an important phone call, and the like.

But how about gratitude? Does your list include anything about the expression of gratitude?

Probably not. And that’s ok. Most lists don’t. But here’s a little secret for you:

Expressing gratitude in the workplace is extremely advantageous and can even make your business more profitable.

Here are a few reasons why expressing gratitude should be included on your daily small business to-do list:

Other than the proven, statistical correlation between small business success and gratitude, being a grateful person simply makes you happier, more likeable, and enjoyable to be around. Dietrich Bonhoeffer a prominent theologian who was hung by the Nazis 23 days before the Allied victory in Europe, said this about gratitude: “Only he who gives thanks for little things receives the big things.”