Congress Takes Action: Stop Complaining!

Posted: Nov 18, 2009 1:52 PM
The following is an actual letter sent by Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) to his colleagues, urging them to support a House Resolution (H. Con. Res. 155 to be exact) to officially designate complaint-free day.  No, I'm not kidding.  This is what paid members of Congress are working on these days:

November 10, 2009

Dear Colleague:

Please join me in a co-sponsorship of a resolution, H. Con. Res. 155, to designate the day prior to Thanksgiving as Complaint Free Wednesday.

From time to time, we all experience anxiety, frustration, stress and regret.  And often, we respond to these feelings with a criticism or a complaint.  Regrettably, complaining keeps people stuck on current problems, inhibiting them from thinking constructively to find solutions.  Research has also shown that complaining can be harmful to one's emotional and physical health; relationship; and can limit professional career success.

In the spirit of hope, optimism, and positivity, and in honor of its efforts to encourage people to look forward, not backward, the group a Complaint Free World is to be recognized.  A Complaint Free World's goal, in fact, is to motivate 1% of the global population (about 60 million people) to become complaint free.

This timely and constructive (and revenue neutral) resolution would reaffirm the meaning of Thanksgiving by designating the Wednesday before as Complaint Free Wednesday.  Surely Complaint Free Wednesday will be a meaningful and powerful reminder to prepare for a day of gratitude.

If you would like more information or would like to sign on as a co-sponsor, please contact Mary Petrovic of my staff, at 5-4535 or  I hope you have a pleasant and complaint-free day.

Warmest regards,

Emanuel Cleaver
Member of Congress

Please excuse me while I go bash my head into the wall.
H/T: BigGovernment