Well, my friends, we made it. We're officially in the roaring 20s of the 21st century. Happy New Year!
As we continue to look inward as to what purpose ZOX really serves, I'm reminded by a quote from Winston Churchill:
"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."
That is our purpose - to give happiness.
Publicly, we've been able to do this on a tremendous scale through our partnerships with amazing charities like Thirst Project, No Kid Hungry, Concerns of Police Survivors, Trevor Project, American Cancer Society and many more. We've changed millions of lives with them in 2019 alone.
On a more personal level, I realized that our wristbands themselves were making people happy again. The kind words on Strap and the card, as well as the stories behind each design were uplifting and encouraging people in ways I had never expected - that really made my heart so full with joy. It also made me think a lot about our future and what else we can do to make an impact in our communities.
As we ended 2019, I realized what we should strive for in 2020: To change the world through kind words.
“A person’s words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook.” - Proverbs 18:4
Our goal for 2020 and beyond is to bring life to everyone. Some people may be at a high point right now - we'll be there to celebrate with them. Others who are struggling - we'll be there to pick them up. Words have tremendous power, and our hope is that you'll join us in our quest to use them for good.
So - who's with me?
Comment below what kind words you'd like to see on a ZOX in 2020 (or your favorites we've already made) and let's make this a movement. Remember, a rising tide raises all ships. <3