Thanksgiving and Christmas. The two times of the year to be thankful and generous. Or so it seems. I don't want to spend this season being bitter, but it really REALLY irks me that it's the only time of year we are intentional about gratitude, and being thoughtful and giving to others. I LOVE seeing friends' thankful posts each day on Facebook, but can it PLEASE continue throughout the year? I LOVE that at Christmas people share cookies and give little gifts to neighbors and teachers and pastors and everyoneandtheirdog, but can it PLEASE continue throughout the year? I love that people clean out and are generous with their time and money and quick to volunteer but can it PLEASE continue throughout the year? Otherwise it all seems utterly meaningless. What can we do to challenge ourselves to give thanks and think of others year-round? Be intentional, make time, make it a REAL part of your life, not just a season.