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Complaint Free Wednesday

August 20, 2008 - by Donny Shaw

Loving this new bill, H.Con.Res.404 – Supporting the goals and ideals of Complaint Free Wednesday:

>Whereas the average person complains approximately 15 to 30 times per day, resulting in approximately 4,570,350,000 complaints per day in the United States;
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>Whereas people complain in order to negatively get attention from others, avoid taking action, pre-excuse poor performance, brag, or exercise control over others;
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>Whereas complaining damages a person’s health, relationships, and ability to solve underlying problems;
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>Whereas violence usually begins with complaining by expressing grief, pain, or discontent;
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>Whereas it is not complaining if a person acts proactively to resolve an issue;
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>Whereas ‘A Complaint Free World’ is an organization that encourages people to wear purple bracelets as a symbolic reminder to change a person’s complaining nature;
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>Whereas ‘A Complaint Free World’ has delivered approximately 5,439,532 purple bracelets to people throughout the world;
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>Whereas ‘A Complaint Free World’ hopes to inspire 1 percent of the world’s population to have a positive attitude;
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>Whereas supporters of this movement have worked with thousands of schools in the United States through the Complaint Free program and have achieved amazing results in creating positive attitudes; and
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>Whereas Complaint Free Wednesday will be observed on the day before Thanksgiving, providing each person in the United States a day free from complaining in order to prepare for a day of gratitude: Now, therefore, be it
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>Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress –
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>(1) supports the goals and ideals of Complaint Free Wednesday;
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>(2) encourages each person in the United States to remember that having a positive life begins with having a positive attitude; and
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>(3) recognizes and reaffirms the meaning of Thanksgiving by asking each person in the United States to use Complaint Free Wednesday to refrain from complaining and prepare for a day of gratitude.

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