Thank You is not just a magic word – it is a very powerful word. Don’t you think so? Welcome to another beautiful week of #ThankfulThursdays – a day when we practice Thankfulness, Gratitude and Appreciation.

Here is a quote prompt this week


It is in human nature to look for a little appreciation from somewhere. Appreciation motivates us, it gives that little push we need to go through our lives. A little goes a long way. I make it a point to thank often. Not just in my #ThankfulThursday Posts but in person too.

I always thank the person at the cash counter, the cab driver, the watchman. And I like it when they say ‘welcome madam’. Thanking someone for small things doesn’t make me small. But it gives me a sense of peace.


It is also important to say thank you to the people who you are the closest to you. Not just because they are your near and dear ones but most of the time you tend to forget to appreciate them. Humans tend to take others for granted – especially the ones close to them.



Let’s do an exercise for the next two days.

  1. Next time you visit your grocery store thank the cashier when he gives you the change
  2. Next time you take the Uber or Ola thank the driver when they drop you
  3. Next time someone keeps the lift open for you thank them

These are little things in life but they give you immense peace in mind. My little one is now very active. He has become the flag bearer of cleanliness! He is always helping either me or the maid or the cook. The other day I was gardening in the balcony and he tagged along. He picked up the little stool and brought to me so that I could sit and do my work! I told him thank you Bluey! He replied back ‘yallum’ – which I am assuming was welcome in his language!

Last but not the least – Thank you, readers, for reading and sharing your thoughts with me. Without your love there’s no point in me writing anything!

#ThankfulThursdays Week 16 Winner

The super creative and energetic Shalini of is our #Thankfulhursdays winner this week .Read her winning post here.
We love you Shalini and your mojo.

Congratulations Shalini !Ypur creative spirit and enthusiasm is inspiring.Love all that you are doing on your blog .Sending you loads of love and best wishes Congratulations Shalini !Ypur creative spirit and enthusiasm is inspiring.Love all that you are doing on your blog .Sending you loads of love and best wishes

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How to Participate in #ThankfulThursdays?

  1. Follow @twinklingtina  @misra_amrita @Mayuri6 and @Deepagandhi1 on Twitter
  2. Prompts will be announced every Wed 20:00 hrs IST
  3. Write the post and Link Up with Tina or Amrita or Mayuri or Deepa 
  4. Read, comment, share on host and co-hosts posts and at least two more posts linked in the party Pro Tip – Networking and commenting is good for your blog’s health and ranks.
  5. Use #ThankfulThursdays in your post and share in social media using the same hashtag.
  6. Every week we will have one featured blogger who is the best reflection of this community spirit




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5 Comments on Did you Say Thank You – #ThankfulThursdays Week 17

  1. zainab
    February 24, 2017 at 6:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Love it and thank-you for the beautiful pics in the form of teachings:)

  2. Mahati ramya adivishnu
    February 25, 2017 at 9:32 am (2 years ago)

    I loved the quote that you gave as prompt Tina. Not only to outsiders silent gratitude wont work for family too.

  3. shalini
    February 25, 2017 at 1:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Love the quote-graphics you put in your posts Tina.. And I can just imagine how cutely the vallum must sound – he is just adorable! Its a credit to you that he is being thoughtful in getting you a stool; kids learn from us and you have truly instilled good values in him!
    A huge thanks for loving my Mojo – I am blown away by the love and appreciation by all of you on your blogs for me; so unexpected and so much joy in the day for me today! THANK YOU!!!
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  4. Geethica Mehra
    February 25, 2017 at 5:12 pm (2 years ago)

    The word seriously has spiritual powers. If we hear a ‘thank you’ we feel good but if we say ‘thank you’ it makes us much appreciated in our lives.


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