Dog Fact Friday 🐶 🤓 A British Military Working Dog (MWD) who helped save the lives of troops in Afghanistan has received the prestigious PDSA Dickin Medal – the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.
Mali, a Belgian Malinois, has been recognised for his heroic actions during a highly sensitive military operation in 2012, where he assisted an assault force in securing a key enemy stronghold.
The medal was presented by the UK’s leading veterinary charity, PDSA. A presentation ceremony, held at The People’s Palace, London, was attended by Mali and his current handler, Corporal Daniel Hatley.
Mali’s ‘awesome ability and determination’ were praised by PDSA Director General, Jan McLoughlin, who declared the dog ‘an incredibly worthy recipient’ of the medal.
Eight-year-old Mali, who is attached to the Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC), is trained to sniff out explosives and detect insurgents. His expertise during one particular operation was vital in helping the UK forces and its allies secure a key enemy stronghold amid sustained fire.
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I had a personal branding photo shoot yesterday.💁♀️ I don’t usually wear makeup, and posing for the camera is very far from my comfort zone, but it was so much fun and nice to feel girly for a change! Although my eyelashes were so long they were hitting my glasses lenses 😂
It was important to do it for my business 👩🏻💻 so the comfort zone had to be pushed.
What one thing could you do today to expand your comfort zone? 🤔
Today I attended the Pelaw Main Public Schools Memorial Pillars, Roll of Honour Centenary, 100 years since the first unveiling.
I also headed along to Kurri Kurri High Schools year 9 book launch. An amazing opportunity for the students and their creative writing. We were entertained by the very talented @reesehamiltonmusic
Let go of whatever negative things
you had in your life before.
Any bad habits, toxic relationships, or negative
thinking has no business in this new chapter of your
Let go of any mistakes you've made.
The past is in the past; keep it there..
Your future is now wide open for you to re-create
yourself and become whatever you want.
Go after your dreams and make the rest of your life,
the best times of your life.
I feel the love and I am grateful for every like, every follow and every person that challenges me to live a kinder and more compassionate life. Every time life throws us for a loop, we might feel like we are drowning at times, but the reality is we have a lot of life preservers waiting for us, if we are open to receiving them. #lookforlove#thankfulthursday#thankful#gratitude#thursday#happythanksgiving
"There are three practical reasons why we should shed our masks.
The first is to live into our potential. We have to bring all of who we are to what we do. There are numerous people who have our same skillsets, or maybe an even better one. But none of these people bring the same personality, creativity, and spirit to the job that you do. That’s something they can’t match. The irony is that we often mask that part of ourselves at work and lose our greatest potential.
The second reason is relief. It is exhausting to live an inauthentic life. You put on a mask or two or ten, then take a few off, then put a couple more on … It’s exhausting! Worst of all, you start forgetting who you really are. As comedian and actress Fanny Brice explained, “Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?” 🐸
The third reason is healing. When we wear masks, we carve a piece of ourselves out— withholding parts of ourselves as unworthy. But in relationships, especially in our spiritual relationships, we can’t be truly healed unless we offer up all the pieces. It’s like handing someone a broken vase and asking him or her to fix it but holding back two or three of the broken pieces. As one of the pastors of Hope City Church in Indianapolis, Indiana explained, “Masks make shallow what God has intended to be deep...Everything in our lives get cheated when we choose to hide ourselves behind our masks".
Happy thanksgiving from our family to yours! This year, I hope you have as much courage and bravery as William, who told me as we were leaving my parents (where he refused all food but bread and desserts) that he was “starving.” 🙄 #threenager#thanksgiving2017#courageous#bravery @brianrosario