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This video is a bit on the long side at 16 minutes and might be viewed by some as edgy but young John Styn makes a great point which is that life is about gratitude the realization that each of us can make a difference.

What also impressed me about the video is how John was willing to learn from his Grandpa and how his Grandpa continued to stay young at heart.

Here is the description of the talk on the KarmaTube website:

A picture of John Styn’s grandfather, Rev. Caleb Elroy Shikles, with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had a huge impact on John Styn’s life growing up. It made him realize that great people are not “them” – they are “us.” In this funny, emotional TEDx talk, Styn shares his grandpa’s lessons of living life in intense gratitude and the joy that comes from gifting. We all have a choice every moment of our lives. Are we going to focus on the (ice cream) cone or the (dog) crap?

Video from KarmaTube

2 Responses to “Gratitude,Gifting and Grandpa”

  1. Barb Clapperton says:

    Fantastic Deacon Mike, another 15 minutes well spent, I am a huge believer in gratitude, what a great talk.
    Barb

  2. Olivia says:

    WOW!!! What a message!