A family unrelated by blood #WriteBravely - Godyears

A family unrelated by blood #WriteBravely

August 05, 2017

Kicking off the Write Tribe Festival of Words 6, the first prompt is to write on a 'treasure we have'.
It has been a tough year and as it always is, during times of duress, it is hard to see and appreciate the rose amidst the thorns. But then, scrolling through my whatsapp groups and pictures on my mobile, I found my answer.

I've lost a lot over the years but one thing that I can honestly say I am blessed with is a family unrelated by blood.



These are friends from different spheres of my life who have never met each other - doctors from my MBBS days to my post graduate days, talented writers who have been published co-authors with me, people I met during blogger meets or just unlikely online friends who needed a shoulder to lean on during difficult times. They know I have their back in a crisis. And over the last year, in their own unique styles, each has been supportive and helping me through my own maze.

The key factor? Trust. Knowing the other person cares for your well-being and wants to see you succeed. In the end, blood does not determine who your family is, trust does. You do not need a 100 relatives and social media friends. Just 1 single good friend will do. I sincerely hope you too have been lucky like me to have found your treasured list of family unrelated by blood. 


 ‘I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6'

My posts for this #WriteBravely #FestivalOfWords include:
A Family Unrelated by Blood (Theme: Treasures)
What's on my Workplace Desk (Theme: Resources)
Tharavadu Hotel - a Kannur Seafood Delight (Theme: Maps)
Interview - Author Arka Datta 
Interview - Author Vinayak Nadkarni
Interview - Author Manaswita Ghosh

You can find other posts related to today's theme of Treasure here.

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32 comments

  1. Trust is the right key u hv found to open up a treasure trove of an extended family not related to blood.
    Good read!
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    Anagha from Team MocktailMommies
    https://mocktailmommies.blogspot.com

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  2. Yes, it is not the blood relations that add upto treasures of life. We come across many people in our growing years and some of them become our true trustworthy people in life

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    1. I always feel friends are the family we get to choose.

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  3. I find it easier to trust the family unrelated by blood. Maybe because we feel connected with them. People who come into lives at different phases are truly life's greatest treasures.

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    1. Same here. Over time, we realize the value of those who matter

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  4. I find it difficult to trust any longer, it takes a lot of time, but yes, I wouldn't deny the pleasure and people it brings along.

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    1. It's never easy to trust but during tough times, we find out those who stay by our side

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  5. I too am blessed by such a family. Cannot think of not having them in life :)

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  6. Friends are the family we choose. You're blessed to have such good friends.

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  7. Yes Roshan. I too am blessed with more friends unrelated by blood through my blogging. Really I feel grateful for them.

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    1. The blog is perennial has thrown up so many good friends who I would have never known in real life otherwise.

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  8. I have such a family, and they make a big difference to my life. :-)

    Have to meet you someday soon, doc. :-D

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    1. true... we have yet to meet even after all these years :D

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  9. Rightly said! You are indeed lucky to have found such lovely friends :)

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    1. We all need this variety of friends.

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  10. They say one best book is equal to hundred good friends but one good friend is equal to a library. And you are truly blessed to have so many of them in your life. Touch wood!

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  11. There are very few people we meet in our life whom we can trust completely. This people are our true friends.

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  12. Yes I have such family unrelated by blood too. From college days they made life better.

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    1. exactly... that is when we make some of the best friends.

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  13. Friends are the family we choose. Indeed blessed Roshan with awesome friends.

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  14. Trust is the key. Not just who you put your into but also how much you respect the other persons in you. Often we take them for granted and hurt people who either turn on us or turns away from us. Good post doc.

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  15. It's always wonderful to have such a strong support system in the form of friends. You are truly lucky :)

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  16. I am a very researved person Roshan, it takes some time for me to open up but once I do I become very close to the person - that very special unrelated by blood family is there and keeps me sane through everything I do. In fact they make me complete.

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  17. Friends can be so precious! You are indeed fortunate to have such good friends :)

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  18. We come across many people in our growing years and some of them become our true trustworthy people in life



    แตกใน xxx

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  19. Blessed to have that 1 friend who would stand by me no matter the time, distance or situation.

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