TO THE MAN ON THE BUS

I haven’t wrote a blog post for a while but I’m back with once again another life lesson blog for you all ahah!

a04b191768b642af953d7ed7fd0a3655So this is how the whole idea of the blog came around..

Each day I walk around London witnessing homeless people begging on streets as that £1 or sandwich could make such a difference for them. Street entertainers working so hard just to get a tip for all their training and efforts. Many things revolve around the slightest helpfulness that will make someone’s day.

Regularly I see people rushing to get to their work places or to get home, they focus so much on getting the next tube or getting a seat on the bus that they forget there are others that may need the help. Late for work, See an elderly woman fall, what do you do? Yes, most of you think you would help but I’ve seen so many walk passed, so focused on their own lives instead of helping.

I was recently on a full bus, we all know London in the sunny weather can be sweaaaty! I realised many of the Priority Seats” were taken, not by elderly, disabled or women with children, but by the younger generation. I decided to get up and let an elderly man sit down, luckily another seat opened up and I was able to sit next to him.

Long story short, we had a lovely chat and I found out that he used to travel to my hometown every year. He asked for a postcard, sometimes when somebody says something like that you automatically say Yes not thinking you’ll ever do it. He gave me his address and I tried to remember it (I have no idea how I remembered what he said, but it somehow stuck in my head). That was the end of the journey for me, I made a promise to him, for him to see his past memories flash back.

Well I’m on the way back to London and so are the two postcards that I’ve sent 1st class.

To the man on the bus… Enjoy 🙂

The most easiest and cheapest request that he could of asked for, will make his day.

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Always try to do something selfless, make someone’s day, you never know how bad it might be until you change it for them. Remember not everyone is in the same situation as you, that woman who is sitting across the tube from you could just have lost her job, that man that’s sweating so much on the bus may have just heard news that his wife is in labour and ran to get a bus.

Truth is, none of us will know what anyone else is going through. But we can always find a way to help each other.

We need to be kinder to one another, one act of kindness can create a circle. We need to stick together and create a safe and peaceful world. Please, starting from now.. Be the best YOU, that you can be.

Even by doing a small gesture, start to make a difference!

Until next time..

– Giovana Braia

2017 New Years Resolution.. Live My Life!

Reasons for my new blog and to share my goals for future blog posts!

So, this is my first ever blog post!

At first I didn’t think I’d ever get round to writing a blog even though I’ve always wanted to. I didn’t know what to write about for my first blog posts but I realised it would be best for me to explain the reasons for me even creating this blog and why I aim to carry on with it.

The last few years have not exactly been kind to me and my family and I decided I couldn’t deal with dwelling on negatives anymore. So I wanted a change of thought and lifestyle.

Starting from January 1st 2017, my new years resolution was:

I’m going to live my life, without any questions, if I want to do something, I am going to do it.. you’ve only got one life to live after all hey?!

So from that point onwards I decided to stop re-thinking certain choices and to just go with my gut instinct. I decided that I wanted to create a bucket list that I could keep adding to and changing so that I had certain goals that I could finally get to do. Certain points on my bucket list included :

  • Go Travelling
  • SkyDiving
  • Visiting the natural wonders of the world
  • Start up on an online writing blog and carry on video blogging!

And many others were included in the list. I have small things that were also included on the list that could come down to making a stranger happy or feeding the homeless. In other words.. My bucket list carries on extending. So, I decided that whenever I would stop to re-think over something I’d rather just do it and see where I ended up. And this is where I am.. writing a new blog! Another point on my bucket list done!

With my travelling point I decided to take action and decided to buy a scratch map to keep track of all the incredible countries in the world that I have travelled to already and to continue adding to it until most of the map is colourful and complete. The image below shows what the scratch map originally looks like when you first buy it, I recommend buying one to anyone who reads this. It really puts into perspective of how much of the world is truly unknown to you and pushes you to take a chance and travel to the most unexpected places.

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Above Picture of the original scratch map
Get yours here :  Scratch Map

I decided then to scratch in the map of the countries I had visited already and now I have a lot of scratching to do until I complete it!

Some of you may relate to this, some may not. But the aim of this blog was to show people that we think to much and never really do the things that make us happy. Whilst some people dream of doing certain things with their lives others are out there doing them. So be the person who doesn’t over think everything, and be the person who is booking the next flight to Paris or Spain or Japan!

So! My first blog was a bit of a jumble of words but I hope you get the idea!

Let the journeys and experiences begin!

Until next time..

– Giovana Braia