Bird day is Thursday. San Diego-based John Styn, better known in Burning Man circles as Halcyon, has a message about gifting and gratitude that’s rarely more relevant than on Thanksgiving. Treat yourself to his uber-inspiring TEDx talk below. Tryptophan makes you sleepy—Styn’s words will not.

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George Peele enjoys strapping on height enhancers and aurally ambushing strangers. He is Music Editor for 303 Magazine. Follow Peele on Twitter: @Orangepeelmoses. Avatar image courtesy Jonathan Shoup.