Can you imagine not complaining for 21 days? Would you ever voluntarily sign up to take this pledge? The Reverend Will Bowen of Christ Church Unity in Kansas City, Missouri has started such a campaign. He has an army of volunteers who send out bracelets to those who have taken the pledge to give up complaining for three weeks. We sent our intrepid correspondent, George Lewis, to find out about this challenge, and to take it himself. Check out the story HERE.
Those who make it the full 21 days without complaining receive certificates of "happiness," and claim to feel liberated from the experience. They have ridden themselves, apparently, of this need to complain, and subsequently feel more cleansed.
Could you do this? Some of us were talking in the control room this morning about whether we could possibly go without complaining, and ended up complaining about not complaining in the process. Clearly, we are not on the right track. One producer said that we are all on this earth just to [BLEEP]. Another said that her kids would not recognize her if she wasn't complaining. Maybe we all need more sleep, or maybe it's just human nature.
But stay tuned. We'll update you on George's progress, and also on that of another unsuspecting victim. We're currently looking for a Today staffer to enroll as well, and that process will surely make for some entertaining blogging. It just better not be me, or I'll start complaining big time.
UPDATE: Many of you have been writing in and asking how you can order these bracelets. Go to: acomplaintfreeworld.org