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The first national Thanksgiving holiday was celebrated on November 26, 1789. President George Washington proclaimed it “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God”.

It is a time of prayer, hot chocolates and lattes. Of sharing, giving thanks to the harvest and people in our lives. As well, It’s a celebration of life, warmth and safety as we congregate with our loved ones in thankful appreciation.

This holiday season, I wanted to remind you to not forget to give thanks to yourself. It is ever true that love begins with self love. Don’t forget to thank your beautiful self for all that you are and all that you do. Appreciate your own efforts at life and show gratitude to yourself, so that it may spread beyond you to all around you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Icon Review

“Carla Golian’s THE ICON is a religious, spiritual, historical, romance tale all masterfully wrapped up in a mystery novel. THE ICON lures you in with the main character’s personal secret and then leads you on her journey for answers, paying it all off as well as any movie.  

While reading THE ICON, you’ll feel as if you’ve been swept away to Paris.  And when you’ve finished the book, you’ll be questioning your own place in the universe.  A fun and thoughtful read. “

~ Jason Filardi, writer of Bringing Down the House and 17 Again