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Monday Motivation... Travel motivation is the inner state of a person, or certain needs and wants that can be considered as one of the most important psychological influences of our behaviour. Regram @richardbranson

A beauty inside and out. Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress, model, dancer and humanitarian. I have huge admiration for her humanitarian work. In the 1950s, Hepburn narrated two radio programmes for UNICEF, re-telling children's stories of war. In 1989, Hepburn was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF. On her appointment, she stated that she was grateful for receiving international aid after enduring the German occupation as a child, and wanted to show her gratitude to the organisation.
Hepburn's first field mission for UNICEF was to Ethiopia in 1988. She visited an orphanage in Mek'ele that housed 500 starving children and had UNICEF send food. In August 1988, Hepburn went to Turkey on an immunisation campaign. She called Turkey "the loveliest example" of UNICEF's capabilities. In September 1992, four months before she died, Hepburn went to Somalia. Calling it "apocalyptic", she said, "I walked into a nightmare. I have seen famine in Ethiopia and Bangladesh, but I have seen nothing like this – so much worse than I could possibly have imagined. I wasn't prepared for this." Though scarred by what she had seen, Hepburn still had hope. "Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicisation of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanisation of politics."

You’re the best thing that ever happened to her

Earthrise : Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts-Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders-held a live broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they showed the first pictures of the Earth and moon as seen from their spacecraft. Said Lovell, "The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth." They ended the broadcast with the crew taking turns reading from the book of Genesis.

So true!

The female Lion is one of Africa’s most respected and feared predators, and does most of the hunting in a pride of Lions. The alpha female Lion, who rules the pride and keeps Leo in his place. In actual fact, male Lions do not have a very easy life, although it seems at first glance that all they do is lie around under a tree and wait for the females to hunt and present their dinner. Lionesses, who together with their off-spring and one or two adult male Lions form a social unit. The related females in the pride will not accept any other females into their unit, and the grouping of a pride generally remains unchanged until one of the females die. Male cubs live in the pride until they are mature, around 2-3 years old and are then excluded from the maternal pride in order to strengthen the gene-pool and avoid interbreeding which will have an adverse effect on future generations. Truth be told, she multi-tasks extremely well, (like most females?) combining her tender maternal instincts with the necessary degree of ruthless determination she needs to safeguard her off-spring and contribute to the food-security of her pride.

Kindness will never be forgotten. Rise above and always be kind. It helps everyone on their path and also your own 🙏🏻

Truly the best 😂

The Vizsla. Apart from being the best companion any dog owner could ask for the breed originates from Hungary, and belongs to the pointer group. The Hungarian or Magyar Vizsla are sporting dogs and loyal companions, in addition to being the smallest of the all-round pointer-retriever breeds. They are medium in size and are hunter of fowl and upland game, and through the centuries the Vizsla has held a rare position among sporting dogs – that of household companion and family dog. The Vizsla is a natural hunter endowed with an excellent nose and an outstanding trainability. It was bred to work in field, forest, or water. Although they are lively, gentle-mannered, demonstrably affectionate and sensitive, they are also fearless and possessed of a well-developed protective instinct. They are simply the best!

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One of my favorite remedies is laughter. It may be one of the most contagious of all emotional experiences. Laughter helps people bond and negotiate. It can be triggered by embarrassment and social discomfort. It relaxes people and brings out the best in humans and also their most beautiful facial expressions. Through laughter you often share joy and closeness with other people. Regram @thegoodquote

The Pont Alexandre III is Paris’s most elegant and beautiful bridge. The bridge links Les Invalides, the site of Napoleon’s tomb, on the Left Bank with the Champs-Élysées on the Right Bank. It was built for the Exposition Universelle of 1900. This was an international world’s fair that introduced many innovations including the most powerful telescope built, the radio, escalators and talking films. Rudolf Diesel exhibited his new combustion engine which ran only on peanut oil and Paris hosted the first Olympic Games outside of Greece. The fair also introduced the Art Nouveau style into popular culture and for the first time ever electric lights lit up the City of Light. Each of the four pillars on the bridge provide stabilizing counterweight to the bridge’s arch without obstructing the view. Each base has a sculpture representing France in a different era: King Charlemagne, the Renaissance, King Louis XIV who built Versailles, and modern times. The Sciences, Arts, Commerce, and Industry each bringing the winged horse Pegasus to heel. #pontalexandreiii

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