A friend started something yesterday. It is a sort of mutiny against the negativity that rolls itself forward in a combative fashion on the web to make social media seem all the less social. It's a sort of "Do You Hear the People Sing" reclaimed from what becomes less of a rallying cry and more of a high school "We've got spirit! How 'bout you?" in the comments section of any random post.
The intent is to lift up another. To take time each day building up and edifying a friend or follower seems a good way to traverse the inter-webs for a bit. But not just a flash in the pan, trending hashtag. Instead, a way of life. One that causes others to read what is great about a person whom they may or may not know.
So, on this second day of January I will begin the journey of #thisiscrazylove2016 with a blog about Ryan Woodall. You can find his online presence here.
Ryan began his own company helping people lose weight, eat right and feel great. He doesn't promise a certain amount of pound shedding in a specific number of days but he does promise results if one is honest about where they are and what they want.
I have enjoyed watching people get excited to share their journey publicly and grab hold of life with the zeal and focus.
I met Ryan in highschool. An outspoken, gregarious guy with little regard for how others felt about him. He met each person with the same respect and care while simultaneously sharing dirty jokes and off color comments.
They say pictures are worth a thousand words so here are a few of the folks who've posted on his wall to celebrate their transformation.
Thanks for the work. Ryan. Way to go! You have been living the #thiscrazylove2016 for a long time!