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 would like to remind you to give thanks to yourself. It is ever true that love begins with the self. Don’t forget to thank your beautiful self for all that you are and all that you do. Appreciate your efforts at life and show gratitude to yourself so that it may spread beyond you to all around you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo by Alfred Schrock

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