If you’re new to my site, let me briefly explain what First Friday Find is about. Every first Friday of the month, I like to share an app, website, or idea that may not be widely known. I don’t get any incentives from any companies or individuals that I mention. I simply like bringing goodness into others’ lives. It’s a fun way for me to share things that have either helped streamline my life or lifted my spirit. This month is a find that brought about the latter. One of my friends is seriously the funniest woman I have ever met. There has never been a time when speaking with her that I have not laughed hardily. So, when she posted a link on Facebook to Zach Anner’s video on YouTube with the comment: 1. I want to be friends with this guy. 2. I don’t think I have laughed this hard, ever. This is no small statement. 3. I love people who don’t take themselves too seriously. Made my day! I knew I had to check it out. Zach did not disappoint, which is why this month is First Friday Find: Zach Anner.
The first video I saw of Zach Anner’s was the one that my friend had linked to that was called Baby Steps – Workout Wednesday #2. I’ve watched this one several times and I laugh equally hard each time and am simultaneously inspired by Zach’s uplifting words and positive outlook on life despite his challenges.
On Zach’s YouTube About page, he says that he, “makes videos for your enjoyment and [his] embarrassment.” I would definitely agree that it is for our enjoyment, but I would add that it is for our edification. I’m reminded of the quote by Michael P. Watson, “Strong people don’t put others down…they lift them up.” In my mind, Zach Anner is one of the strongest men I know. He has uplifting words to share in each of his videos.
I thought about including more links here, but it’s hard to pick out my absolute faves. Instead, I’ll stick with sharing his High Five Friday #1, which is a great example of him lifting others. I mean if he can dish out a high-five for someone going Vegan, he’s definitely doing his best to make the world a better place. Seriously though, the person that deserves a high-five on this Friday is Zach Anner! May we all learn to live life with as much humor, determination, and optimism as this man does!
And that, dear friends, is our First Friday Find: Zach Anner.