Welcome to the romantic paradise of Someone is Special. If you find Few Miles enchanting, Subscribe to my feeds, Like me on Facebook, Follow me on Twitter, . Do you have something to say, write to me, or confess it here. Thanks! Come back for more. Someone is Special (Sarav!)

Together is Better

Home is not a house built with bricks and cement, or a shelter. Home is the place for love, affection, care, and togetherness that gives you the strength and motivation to go out optimistically and perform well. I am happy to have a home to support me endlessly, no matter whatever be the situation, motivate me to perform better, and help me produce better results.

There was a time when every single thing went wrong in both professional and personal life. I was feeling low – probably the worst time in my life so far – wondering what I should do and how to bounce back. Blank space. Empty mind. Hollow Life.

It was the month of Aadi (Tamil Month), when families get together to offer prayer to Goddess Amman, and celebrate Koozhu (fermented ragi porridge) festival. Since our family was large, it used to be fun, the real fun. Right from Thatha (Grandpa) and Patti (Grandma) to Kollu Thatha (Great Grandfather) and Kollu Patti (Great Grandmother), mama (uncle) and mami (aunty) to athai payan (nephew) and mama ponnu (niece), every one used to be present in the festival. The amount of koozhu and karuvadu kolambu (dry fish gravy) made must weigh more than 10 KG and the amount of noise made must be more than the allowed decibel levels. Not just that… we could listen to at least ten love stories, twenty-five quarrels and some wonderful memorable stories of our childhood. It spreads out positive energy amongst us and that was the power of a family festival.

Even in that kind of environment, that year, I sat alone, always looked at the ceiling and wondered if I could get some clue or a way out of the sticky situation and perform better. My great grandpa, noticed me, came to me, and spoke in his usual cheerful way.

“So is the girl still in love with you?” That was how he initiated the conversation.

“What girl ah thatha (Great grandfather)?” I was confused because I was never in love before.

“Okay, then is your company closed?” He shot out the next question.

“No… no, I’m still working in the same company. It is one of the India’s Top Ten Companies.” I said with pride gleaming in my eyes.

“Oh then is the sky coming down or the ceiling?” He looked up and pointed his index finger to show the crack in the ceiling.

I smiled. He smiled. Together we smiled. Then I explained about the project deadline and things I was going through. He listened to it patiently, and then narrated a small story to me. It made me realise the power of family, and so I thanked him. He patted me on my back and said, “You will do better. Stay positive and keep smiling.”

Sooner all our family members joined the conversation and we had a fantastic and memorable time.

After the Aadi Koozhu festival, my life changed dramatically, it gave me the strength and motivation I needed to go on with optimism, perform well in my project and look up in life. “Together… a better place to live life happily”.

Thank you for reading the post. I drawn the inspiration for penning down this post at http://housing.com/. Follow Housing on Twitter or Tweet the link using the hashtag #Together and stay motivated!

Copyrighted to Someone is Special
I am just a mail away!

Like my journey, Few Miles

Stay connected via Twitter

Networked Blogs or via FB

From the Author's desk: Someone is Special

Thank you for visiting Few Miles. Email to contact for Advertisements, Sponsors, Book Reviews, Product Reviews, Website Reviews, Giveaways, Contests and for feedback about my writing. Or fill the form online or write to me anonymously here. Be an inspiration to Someone is Special. Throw a challenge to me. I shall write it for you. I strongly feel either a bag of stones or a spoonful of appraising words would help a writer to grow better. So please take a minute or two to leave your footprints. Sincere thanks to you.

Few Miles on Facebook!Few Miles on G+!Few Miles on Twitter!Android App!Someone is Special is just an email away!Mail to Someone is Special!Subscribe to RSS Feed!Subscribe to Few Miles!Saravana Kumar Murugan About Me Page!Someone is Special is on Tumblr!Sarav Personal Website!Someone is Special on Blogger!Saravana Kumar Murugan on Facebook!Saravana Kumar Murugan on Google+!Saravana Kumar Murugan on Instagram!Saravana Kumar Murugan on Pinterest!Saravana Kumar Murugan on Goodreads!Saravana Kumar Murugan on SoundCloud!Saravana Kumar Murugan on YouTube!Join SkyDrive now and backup anything and everything!Shop at FlipKart now!

"முகமறியா நண்பர்களின் கருத்துக்களே எனக்கு படிகற்கள்"

An ancient Blogging Legend says posting a comment on Few Miles does a world of good to your Karma :D Click 'Post a Comment' now!


  1. Family members have that affect on you. A beautiful anecdote.

  2. Being with family is awesome. Whatever the problem is, it will be solved easily with their support.

    Yes, together is better! :) :)


  3. Family is always great source of strength.
    Sarav, we have nominated you for awards http://www.auraofthoughts.com/2015/03/thank-you-for-versatile-blogger-award.html

  4. Family is always a great support and lucky are those who get to live around grand and great grand parents :)


Thank you for leaving your footprints! Do come back for more!


Contribute and feed a child for a year