Let's be real: Life isn't always easy. From workplace stress to family drama to health issues to money problemsâbeing an adult ain't for the faint of heart!
However, we often tend to be too hard on ourselves. We don't celebrate our little victories and accomplishments. We never give ourselves credit for the small, yet awesome, things we achieve each day. But, making the most of life's "little wins" can bring a much-needed smile to our face, improve our confidence, and help to ensure that we keep bringing our A-game everyday.
To that end, artist Emily McDowell is trying to ensure thatÂ we all give ourselvesÂ a much-needed pat on the back each and every day. She's selling a cute and clever line of "Everyday Bravery" enamel pins to celebrate all of life's little victoriesâfrom the mundaneÂ ("Drank Enough Water") to the monumental ("Got Sober") to the just plain funny ("Ignored The Haters").
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Everyday Bravery Pin GIVEAWAY! Win 10 pins of your choice in the easiest giveaway ever (there's nothing I hate more than a complicated one). Tag two friends in the comments who you think would like my work/feed, and I'll randomly choose a winner on Wednesday from everyone who tagged/left a comment. ðð#everydaybraverypins
Hey, we've all had to confront someone who just didn't like us. Why not celebrate the fact that you survived it?
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Congratulations @imagical_emmielou ? you are the WINNER of our Everyday Bravery Pin giveaway! Email shop(at)emilymcdowell.com with your choice of 10 pins and Val will hook you up. Thanks so much to everyone who entered. You guys are the best. // this is my personal favorite pin and also a super stealthy tiny peek of something coming in January: lined zipper pouches! // you can get this pin on our site, link in my profile. ðð
This one could commemorate many different struggles.
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People are loving the pins, and they have already touched so many hearts. Plus, they make awesome gifts!
McDowell also makes amazing greeting cards that sum up just about anythingÂ you might want to say. If you have ever wandered in a greeting card aisle for eons, struggling to find a card that wasn't cheesy or phony or just "not you," then you're going to love McDowell's cards. Seriously, the woman is wise and her cards are just. . .poetry. You will never want to buy a meaningless drugstore card again.
She also makes everything from tote bags to mugs to magnets and moreâall with her signature pithy statements.
And she just co-wrote and illustrated a book! It's called "There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love." If it is half as funny and wise as her cards and art (which we're sure it will be), it's gonna be a must-read! Pre-order on Amazon here.