I really wouldn’t have thought beforehand that A) one of the best acceptance speeches I’ve ever seen would happen on the Teen Choice Awards and B) it would come from Ashton (sorry, Chris) Kutcher.

But that’s exactly what happened.

What he says about opportunity looking a lot like hard work… raise your damn hand if you know exactly what he’s talking about.  I actually started clapping my hands when he went into that bit…and then he got to the part about how what’s really sexy in life is being smart.

It was at that point that I knew i was going to want to save this speech and play it for my daughter when she’s (much) older.  No joke, this speech is one of the best lessons on life I’ve ever heard.

From Ashton freakin’ Kutcher!

And we haven’t even covered the Thoughtful and Generous part…and the words of wisdom from Steve Jobs.  I got goosebumps.  I teared up.

Over Ashton freakin’ Kutcher!

Who knew??

If you haven’t seen it yet… watch it here, and show it to your (age-appropriate) kids, and then we should all watch it again for ourselves too.

Keep up with Jayn (and her new Ashton-Kutcher-fan-status) on Facebook.

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