Be Grateful for What You Have

Be Grateful for What You Have


Inky Johnson is a young man who had a rough upbringing. His mother was 16 when he was born and his father was not involved in his early years. He went on to play football at the University of Tennessee, but suffered a career-ending injury, leaving him unable to achieve his dream of playing in the NFL.

Joe’s Perspective: This is a great speech. I heard what he had to say about commitment and the “person inside.” My take-away from this video had more to do with his difficult upbringing and what he did to overcome it. This speech reminds me that so many more children grow up in similar situations. I had a less-than-perfect upbringing, but this video reminds me how fortunate I was.  Maybe this video will help you appreciate some of the comforts your parents have provided you in your life.

Your Turn: What comforts and/or advantages has you upbringing provided for you that you might have otherwise taken for granted?

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