~~Mel~~

~~Mel~~

Monday, April 20, 2009

A complaint free world...

Sounds marvellous, right?

Well here's a little something that I will be participating in for the next 21 days.

You can check out their website at www.acomplaintfreeworld.org

But here is what my co-worker (and friend) sent out this morning...so far we only have 7 participants.

Please read the following - I think it might be fun….

A Complaint Free World, Inc. is a non-profit, non-religious entity which provides purple bracelets and other materials to help people affect positive change in their lives. Have you ever heard of the “A Complaint Free World” purple bracelets? After reading the following “rules”, let me know if you’d like to wear one of the purple bracelets:

Begin to wear the bracelet now, on either wrist. (If you decide to participate.)

Every time you complain, gossip or criticize move the bracelet to the other wrist and begin again. Keep moving the bracelet from wrist to wrist until you keep it on the same wrist for 21 consecutive days. (Some people have to move their bracelets more than 20 times a day and some people have worn out their bracelets.)

If you hear someone else who is wearing a purple bracelet complain, you may point out their need to switch the bracelet to the other wrist, BUT if you’re going to do this you must move your bracelet first because you’re complaining about their complaining. (I have 14 bracelets to hand out so there will be 15 victims, I mean people, wearing purple bracelets. (Unless I can’t get 14 people to try this – yikes!))

Stay with it. It may take many months but when you reach 21 days you will find that your entire life is happier, move loving, more positive and more abundant.

I thought this might be interesting, but if you don’t want to participate that’s fine. Just let me know either way so I can either give you a bracelet or someone else can have it.

FYI:

Almost 6 million bracelets have been given out.

I heard about the bracelets on CBC News, but they’ve also been featured on Oprah and The Today Show.

Why 21 days? Scientists believe it takes 21 days to form a new habit and complaining is habitual for most of us.

“How do you know if you’re complaining? To ‘complain’ is defined as ‘to express pain, grief, or discontent.’ Surely, it makes sense to express pain, grief or discontent occasionally but most people do so constantly. In so doing, they are talking and thinking about what they do not want in their life and, thereby, attracting more pain, grief and discontent. Instead, think and talk about what you are grateful for. Talk about what you DO want and not what you DON'T want.” (This was taken from the website.)

How often does the average person complain? About 15 – 30 times each day.

“If you think a complaint but don’t speak it do you have to move my bracelet? No, only if you speak a complaint aloud should you move your bracelet to the other arm. But you will find that the more you stop articulating your complaints the less complaining thoughts you have. Through this process you will reformat your mental hard drive and become a happier person.” (This was also taken from the website.)

Waiting to hear from you,

K

(P.S. If you decide to wear the purple bracelet, let me know once you’ve worn it on the same wrist for 21 days.)

So I'll be gossiping, complaining and critisizing a whole lot on my blog since that way I won't be "speaking my complaints out loud" haha. There's always a way around it!!!

Happy Monday!

17 comments:

Yaya said...

"always a way around it" lol!

I like this idea. Good luck!

Melissa said...

As long as you don't complain out loud, it's OK? Too funny, Mel! I think this is a really neat idea. I'm not sure how many bracelets I wear out while being super pregnant in the middle of summer! But I think I will give it a try too... Good luck!

Amber said...

Ha! Love your way around it.

Amber said...

I think it's a good idea though.

Amber said...

I complain WAY too much.

Amber said...

Are you wondering what I'm doing??

Amber said...

I'm determined...

Amber said...

...to get...

Amber said...

....my name...

Amber said...

...at the top...

Amber said...

...of your list...

Amber said...

Did it work??

Amber said...

I'm such a cheater!! :)

Amber said...

Ha!! It worked!!

Melissa said...

Wow, you go girl... I could NEVER do something like this! I complain all the time, I think since I was a little kid. Good luck, I hope you can do it!

~~Mel~~ said...

Amber - you crack me up girlie!

Staci said...

lol... I would suck! I complain a liitle... okay a lot!
I agree with Amber, love your way around it! :)