Skip the Straw,🥤 Sweep the Ice - Champions Are Made, Not Born 🥌 (Emoji-A-Day)✨

Skip the Straw,🥤 Sweep the Ice - Champions Are Made, Not Born 🥌 (Emoji-A-Day)✨

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Hey Moji Maniacs! 

Ever feel like a weirdo in the best way? Today's Emoji-A-Day post celebrates those who rock their oddball awesomeness, ditch the ordinary, and fight for a cooler planet. Because sometimes the underdogs end up changing the whole those champs of the quirky sport, CURLING! 🥌

Do you think about how you can make a difference, but weren't sure how? Good news – those oddball champs of Curling is Cool Day know a thing or two about embracing your inner weirdo. And guess what? Even small acts, like ditching plastic straws on Skip the Straw Day prove that underdogs with a champion mindset  🧠can change the world. They say being different is hard, but sometimes it simply comes down to those brave enough to rock their quirks—to end up rewriting the rules. ✍️

From shouting 'SWEEP!' to passing on that pesky plastic straw, it's time to set loose your inner champion mindset, and remix those old sayings holding you back! 🎉

Sometimes the underdogs hold the BIGGEST power. Check out these facts and maybe rethink some everyday choices - from changing habits to trying a new sport or setting a new goal!

    • Straws Suck (Stat) - Did you know Americans use over 500 MILLION straws...DAILY? That's a massive "drop in the ocean" of waste those small skips add up to stop! 🥤
    • StrawmageddonPlastic straws are SO last century. They were invented in the 1930s...time for better solutions! 🧃
    • Oddball Fact Attack! - With plastic waste being dumped into the ocean at a rate of 17.6 billion pounds per year, it's projected to outnumber fish 🐟🐠 in the sea by 2050. 😿
    • Tiny But Mighty -  According to The Sea Turtle Conservancy 🐢, approximately 100 million marine animals die from ocean debris each year, and more than half of the sea turtles in the world have ingested plastic. 😵
    • Weighty Matters - Those stones 🪨 aren't light! They clock in at up to 44 pounds...that takes some serious muscle to hurl down the ice. ⚖️
    • It's ALL in the Spin - The twist put on a stone determines its path…tiny adjustments equal HUGE differences at the end of the rink. 🥌
    • Yelling Encouraged - 'Hurry Hard!' 'Sweep!' – Shouting instructions is PART of the curling experience. 😮
    • Olympic Oddball - Curling was an Olympic sport starting in 1924, then dropped for 1988 and 1992 , then BACK IN again in (and since) 1998...because people love how unique it is. ❤️
    • Old-School Cool - Evidence points to curling being played in Scotland way back in the 1500s! Underdogs were kicking butt even then.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    • The Roaring Game - Curling gets its nickname from the LOUD noise 📢 the stone makes on the ice! (Explains all that shouting!) 🧊
    • Brush Power - That sweeping isn't cleaning! Brushes slightly melt the ice to help the stone AND teamwork. 🧹
    • Mind Games - They call curling "chess on ice" ♟️ for a reason. That precision takes serious mental focus, just like that champion mindset. 🧠
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    • Champion Mindset - Studies show that visualizing yourself winning actually improves performance! See that curling stone hitting its mark? YOU got this. 🎯
    • Failure IS an Option - Even the best curlers miss the mark sometimes. It's how you get back in the game that matters. ⛸️
    • The Power of Community - Curling is ALL about teamwork. Who's on YOUR support squad, cheering you on? 🙌 


~ Curling is 10% physical and 90% mental ~

- Martin Rios

~ Curling is a team sport surrounded by individuals ~

- Dordi Nordby

~ You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make. ~

- Jane Goodall


Moji Challenge Prompt

➡️ Emoji Power-Up: Remix the Negatives!
  • The Concept Ready to ditch those defeatist sayings and unleash your champion mindset? Turn those old negativity traps into motivational mantras with a little emoji magic! 🪄

    • Choose your player - Choose a proverb or idiom from the list (or find your own!)
      • Can't teach an old dog new tricks
      • You win some, you lose some
      • Skating on thin ice
      • You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
      • Drop in the ocean
      • Sweep something under the rug
      • Voice in the wilderness
      • Running out of time
    • Step 2 - Share the original, then your CHAMPION version with a line about what it means to YOU. 

  Let's practice together with some samples:

    • Original - You can't fight city hall.
      • Champion Mindset Remix - You can't fight 🏢🚫... but you CAN build a better one! 💪🌱
    • Original - When it rains 🌧️, it pours
      • Champion Mindset Remix - Seek the rainbow 🌈 after the storm 💪⛸️

        Share & Inspire! 📸 After you create your idiom/s, pick a level at which to invite your community or a few friends and help them BOOST their champion mindset! Don't forget to tag us!📱 #MojiChallenge

        • Moji Magic 🪄

          Feeling that champion spirit after today's post? Time to rock your underdog pride IRL! Introducing...Moji Magic ~ Design Your Champion Spirit! 🎉 Head to our Moji Customizer and create a simple design with the following:

            • Curling Stone emoji 🥌 (It's all about those small, focused actions leading to victory!)
            • 1-2 more emoji that show what being a champion means to YOU 💪🧠 
            • Add your name, a nickname, or a short slogan that gets you FIRED UP! 🔥

          Get creative, have fun, and then share your design with us! Tag a friend who'd love to rock their champion spirit with a custom creation. #MojiMagic #ChampionSpirit

        • Moji Mashup 🥌 + 🧃 = ? 
          In this Moji Mashup we paired the Curling Stone 🥌 emoji with the Juice Box 🧃 emoji to share some juicy goodness! Check out our Facebook or head on over to Pinterest to see just what we cooked up in the Google Emoji Kitchen today! 🌟

        • Curling Stone on Emojipedia 🥌
          Dig into the curling stone description, the tech origin details, and unique emoji design versions across different platforms at Emojipedia, the ultimate emoji encyclopedia! 📚📲

        • Playlist -  Check out the Champions Are Made Playlist, a mix winning and curling. 🥌🎵

          • Big Yellow Taxi - Counting Crows

          • Kyoto Now! - Bad Religion

          • The Underdog - Spoon
          • Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

          • Bad Reputation - Joan Jett

          • Freaks - Surf Curse

          • Yes - LMFAO

          • Tubthumping - They Might BEe Giants

          • Tournament of Hearts - The Weakerthans

          • Curling All Around the USA - Vista Blue

          • Curling Girlie - Dodo

          • The Curling Stone - Roger W Currie
          • Curling Girl - The Zambonis

          • Curl - Jonathan Coulter

          • Home For a Rest - Spirit of the West

        Feeling the Champion Vibes? 💥
        Whether you're skipping that straw or taking on the world, let these beats fuel your champion spirit, one small act (and one awesome song) at a time. Share your favorite CHAMPION anthem in the comments, and let's build the ultimate Champions Are Made Playlist together! 🎶

        Wrappin' Up
        Champions aren't just born on the ice, they are in each of us –  everyday folks making a difference, even when it feels small. Keep rocking those quirky corners, keep up the good fight, and remember YOU are a champion in the making! 🏅

        See ya tomorrow for another Emoji-A-Day adventure where we keep learning, creating, and discovering together! Believe in yourself – we sure do! ✨

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