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Dear Poll: The Complaint Free Challenge. Are you up for it?

Ladies, how many times have you complained today, and be honest? While complaining is part of life, Reverend Will Bowen, a pastor in Kansas City, has had enough. Some people think complaining makes them feel better, but others find it unpleasant and quite annoying. Being surrounded by negativity is bound to bring you down, so Pastor Bowen concocted a brilliant challenge to put the kabosh on all that complaining.
For those up to the challenge, you must swear off complaining, criticizing, gossiping and using sarcasm for 21 days. While 21 days doesn't sound like a long time, I dare you to try it! Participants will receive a purple bracelet to remind them of their pledge and commitment. If you catch yourself, or are caught breaking the rules, you must move your bracelet to your other wrist and start the 21 days over.

This challenge has grabbed mass attention, and according to Pastor Bowen, over 2 million people in 80 countries have requested the purple bracelets and are ready to be complaint free. Even Oprah Winfrey nominated her biggest complainer on her staff to take the challenge. So what do you all think? Could you take on the complaint free challenge?

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the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 10 years
haha i wouldnt last more than 4 hours!!
kendalheart kendalheart 10 years
Yea i am a complainer, I need to work on that not sure the bracelet is the right thing for me though.
mom2 mom2 10 years
umm... im a girl, enough said
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
lickety split I just wanted to say I'm sorry about your situation you're such a strong girl! You're right people can be so insensitive sometimes. I think this idea is more about being more positive and optimistic which I am all for. A lot of my friends come to me for advice because I always try to say something positive to them and make them feel better sometimes we go to someone in need for comfort and advice and they just decide to give you their two cents a a ton more! You end up feeling worse than before because now you're worried about what a loser you came out to be by telling this person your problems. As friends we should be there for each other and keep each other strong through the difficult times.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
Ooooo I think the sarcasm thing would really get me. I live for sarcasm. The complaining, I think I'd be okay with. Can I at least write about it in my journal??
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 10 years
I dont know if i could last, but i would like to try
shopaholic39 shopaholic39 10 years
There's no way. I'm a cynic thru & thru. I'd like not to be, but after 31's hard to change. See, I'm like Debbie Freaking Downer.
Marci Marci 10 years
21 days without complaining............................... WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY? Why do I have to do that???? How come it's always ME who has to do this stuff??? Just kidding. I think I might like to give this a try. I think I tend to whine.
pixiechick pixiechick 10 years
I agree with grl in he world. Where do you draw the line between venting and complaining. Maybe, as licketysplit said it depends on who you're talking to. And I don't see what's wrong with sarcasm. I would not be able to deal with some of my customers at work without it!
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 10 years
I think you need to vent a little sometimes, if you keep things pent up you just stew about them and get more upset (at least I do ;) ). I think a better campaign would be to not be mean. A lot of people turn their gossiping into being petty and cruel. It would be a good chance to teach kids not to bully and have adults be more patient with each other.
a-gentle-rain a-gentle-rain 10 years
Awww, lickety split. That is horrible! What a terrible thing to happen, esp. when your dh is out of town. AWWW. Total sympathy, I cannot even express to you.
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
i have a friend that i tell EVERYTHING. she and i complain, pick, whine, say things no one else would understand in a million years. that allows me to not due it to other people. in fact, it's another thing my friend talk about. here's an example; mother at daughter's school tells me she is exhausted! they got back late from skiing and their 8 year old has pink eye so she had to miss her nail appointment and to stay home with her and THEN the baby sitter cancled and she had to agree to her mil watching the kids so she and dh could go to dinner at the club. boo hoo. my response to her; poor thing! get some rest! it's all behind you now! what a trooper! take good care! to my friend: is she fricking kidding? 2 of my 3 my kids were up all night puking and dh was out of town. child #2 needed an iv and so i took all 3 to the er (including the severely disabled one) at 3:00 a.m. then the car battery was dead when we came out so i had to call a taxi. i thihnk you have to pick who you bitch too. NEVER at work, bites you in the ass.
kendallina kendallina 10 years
I admit it, I complain. Seriously, if I didn't I'd probably have a heart attack. Things have been a lot better since I quit working for a psycho, but with the stress of just moving in with my fiance, fixing up his house, etc. I just don't think I'd last long.
StefaPie StefaPie 10 years
I would do it just to prove a point to this woman i work with who seems to exist to hear herself complain.
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