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You Are Enough

I've struggled with anxiety and depression for a long time. I've struggled with ADHD and social disconnects even longer. Suffice it to say I don't make friends easily. I wouldn't say that mine are the hugest problems out there. But knowing there are worse problems to have doesn't mean that my problems disappear, you know? My story starts with a YouTube commercial. Weird, right? Anyway, a Zox commercial played between my videos. I felt an immediate interest and connection, so I watched the whole thing through. As someone with anxiety/ADHD running through their veins, I wear bracelets a lot as coping mechanisms. I fiddle with bangles, straps, and rubber bracelets to help pass time or alleviate stress. It helps. Lately though, I've been wearing out my bracelets. I've had to buy three new bracelets in the last two months, and two more have needed to be replaced for awhile, now. I wear them all the time.  So they wear right out. The Zox commercial interested me immediately, because the item that I was seeing was a new kind of bracelet. It promised comfort and uniqueness, which already interested me (since, again, two of my bracelets kind of needed replacing, anyway). As the commercial continued, though, there was new information. Zox promised inspirational sayings on one side, and cool designs on the other. On top of the comfort aspect? I was very interested at that point. The kicker, for me, was the year of clean water. Once I heard that my purchase would also support an individual's access to clean water, I knew I'd give the "Zox" thing a go. Wouldn't you? I went through the site, looking at every Strap and Imperial. I ended up picking two Straps and one Imperial out. Beneath the Sands was a must, I have to admit. Anything vaguely Egyptian related has me by the heartstrings. And the Seize the Day Imperial seemed like a good idea. Something cool and inspiring. The important one, though, was You Are Enough. I didn't mention it with the anxiety, depression, and ADHD, but I have problems with deeply depressive thoughts and suicidal ideation. It's been a point of my self-care that I look for messages and inspirations that go directly against those thoughts and that ideation. You Are Enough is a reminder. It sits on my wrist with a YellowRibbon.org rubber bracelet that says "It's OK to Ask 4 Help!", which is an intentional matching of messages. Because I am Enough. And if things get bad, I know it's okay to ask for help. I just need reminders, sometimes. You Are Enough is such an important message for me, and I'm going to be on the lookout, here on Zox, for similar messages. I want to collect these inspiring bands and have them all lined up, each ready to have my back on a bad day, thank you, Zox, for having meaningful messages on so many of your Straps and Imperials. And thank you for having that ad on YouTube! I'm thrilled to have found this company, and you guys should give your advertising department a few extra props for showcasing what Zox is all about in a commercial that hooked attention long enough for the absorption of the necessary information. After that extremely well-done commercial, I immediately hoofed it on over to your website to buy my beloved Straps within an hour of seeing the ad! (Psst, I haven't taken off my You Are Enough Strap since receiving it, either -- clearly I need to widen my collection so that I can at least give this little soldier of inspiration a break!)