Hello Thursday and happy Thanksgiving Day. Are you celebrating Thanksgiving today? Are you planning to have a hearty meal today? Did you thank anyone today – for their kindness, for their friendship or just for being there? If you have not already then let’s do that now!

This brings us to Week 4 of #ThankfulThursdays – a month of practicing gratitude, remembering to say thank you to anything or anyone that has left a mark in your life.

Here’s the Prompt for this Week


I always say repeatedly that Experiences teach much more than anything else. I am actually quite happy that I have seen the good and bad of life (in whichever way it came through). Meeting weird people is also good. I have a habit of observing people closely. Over the years I have imbibed the good from people. I have also taught myself to learn from the bad. In a way I am thankful for all the good and the bad.


Source – Quotesgram

The recent demonetization in the country has put everyone in a tizzy. People are going crazy thinking about how to manage their transactions without cash. There’s cash crunch in the ATMs. But we should also realize that all the bank employees in every bank – private or public sector – are going out of their way to help in the moment of crisis. We all realize demonetization is a revolutionary step and will help the country eventually.

I am thankful to the banks that are setting up counters at housing complexes to ease the currency exchange. We exchanged all our old cash without even visiting a bank or standing in a queue.

I asked my house helps if I could pay them by cheque since I have not visited an ATM yet and got any cash. I am going cashless ever since the demonetization. And the best part was they readily agreed. Similarly my milk man asked me to transfer money in his daughter’s account and came back with his bank details. Everyone has been gracious enough to extend their helping hand and I am thankful to everyone.

I have made some wonderful friends over last few months who are positive and always ready help you out. I am thankful to across everyone who has left an impact on me.

2016-11-17-21-30-03Last week we had a fun prompt for #ThankfulThursdays about one life event. We read wonderful anecdotes and stories from your life.

The beautiful Geethica Mehra made sure her poem on life had us enchanted. Thus the winner for #ThankfulThursdays Week 3 is Geethica from Spectrum of Life.

Geethica is a poet at heart and skilled in creative writing. Look at her pinned tweet currently – it’s a beautiful poem woman.

Here is her winning post. Congratulations Geethica, we’ll DM you about the prize.


Another person who gave us a reason for double delight is Zainab from Slim Expectations. Love to the bundles of joy!

Thank you everyone for participating in #ThankfulThursdays. We love this community love and that everyone is spreading so much love and gratitude.

How to Participate in #ThankfulThursdays?

  1. Follow @twinklingtina and @misra_amrita on Twitter
  2. Prompts will be announced every Wed 20:00 hrs IST
  3. Write the post and Link Up with Tina or Amrita
  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

Grab the Badge

Tina Basu

So wait no more. Be Thankful, Write a Post, Link Up Here. We’ll visit everyone

Also linking the post to the Gratitude Circle by Vidya Sury because it’s Thanksgiving people.


12 Comments on Thanksgiving Special #ThankfulThursdays

  1. Mayuri Nidigallu
    November 24, 2016 at 3:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Yes, in times of adversity it is always better to help others rather than fret and cause more problems. Love writing for ThankfulThursdays and reading everyones posts too:)
    Thank you for starting it:)

  2. Preethi
    November 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm (2 years ago)

    I have also not experienced any problem after the demonetization and have actually withdrawn cash from my bank ATM twice without any hassle. And we use plastic for other needs.
    Congratulations Geethica!
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  3. Amrita Basu
    November 24, 2016 at 5:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Surviving demonetization is a big blessing indeed.Unfortunately I
    am in small town where paying maids by cheque will definitely not work.
    But we are managing
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  4. Mahati Ramya
    November 25, 2016 at 4:02 am (2 years ago)

    Iam watching in tv about the problems that people are facing due to demonetization. We are all hoping for the best future. Its great that house helps and milk man are cooperating with this change. As you said, there is always something to be grateful for.

  5. Rachna
    November 25, 2016 at 2:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Very interesting, Tina. Nothing better than practicing gratitude. Indeed, demonetization has given us so much to be grateful for.

  6. Menaka Bharathi
    November 25, 2016 at 2:15 pm (2 years ago)

    demonetization seems to have played a big role in everyones life this month. I fortunately never carry cash and hence was spared. Bankers ae real heroes of the month, with having to handle people who are in dire need and yet not able to help them more than their limit has left many of them depressed too.
    My month was wonderful and am expecting more wonders to happening the future too.
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  7. Deepa
    November 27, 2016 at 10:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Demonetization has really made things difficult for everybody but we are thankful that we are in a city where we didn’t face many problems cos of it. Its so nice to write thankful posts. Thanks to u both for this initiative. 🙂
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