Imagine If a Community Quit Complaining
“If you don’t like something, change it, if you can’t change it, change your attitude-don’t complain.” Maya Angelou
Imagine If we could positively impact the lives of everyone in our community.
Imagine If we could do this in a fun way that pulls our whole city together.
As outlandish as it sounds, that’s exactly the powerful opportunity that the Albany Peace Project team is working to provide.
To encourage people to participate in the Albany Peace Project, we are embracing Will Bowen’s wildly successful Complaint-Free World bracelet campaign. Will explains the complete Complaint-Free program in his book, A Complaint Free World—How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted. Bowen’s idea has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show on NBC, The ABC Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and more.
This program inspires people to go 21 consecutive days without complaining (which takes the average person 4-8 months). The program will be accompanied by a bracelet that we are distributing throughout Albany. The bracelets will be an outer representation of inner transformation. For more information please visit: http://www.acomplaintfreeworld.org and http://www.willbowen.com.
The impetus for distributing the bracelets is to inspire people to make positive changes in their inner life. These inner efforts strongly magnify the power of a meditation practice to promote inner peace and happiness.
These bracelets are NOT fashion statements, they are tools.
They are used to help us become more aware of our complaining patterns as we switch the bracelet from arm to arm each time we complain. The goal is to keep the bracelet on the same arm for 21 days. (See a brief summary of the program below)
“By the way, I have started complain free Wednesdays at work. For every complaint, we put a quarter in a cup! It has been a blast today!!!” Ann Becker
Our hope is to get 10,000 bracelets circulated in Albany within the next 6 months. Imagine Albany, NY a Happier City! Please consider helping us start the wave of happiness by contributing to our first goal.
You can also support us, by participating in the Albany Peace Project which simply involves meditating to generate peace and happiness each day in January. This historic research not only empowers people to live happier lives, but also to feel that voting with their heart “counts” as we document people uplifting their communities through focused intention of peace.
If you are interested in obtaining bracelets, please let us know by using the form below or you can also email Anne-Marie Serre at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, please consider donating to the bracelet campaign by donating to our GoFundMe Campaign, or using the donate button at the bottom of this page.
Bracelets will have both the imprint of the “Complaint-Free World” and actual colored print of “AlbanyPeaceProject.com. Discover The Peace & Happiness Within Starting 1.1.16”
Start Becoming Happier Now By Following These Complaint-Free Guidelines
1. Begin to wear the complaint-free bracelet on either arm. Goal: keep the bracelet on one arm for 21 days in a row.
2. If you catch yourself complaining, gossiping or criticizing, move the bracelet to the other wrist and begin again.
3. If you speak it, it counts. Start over. Thoughts are free!
4. Stay with it! It may take many months to reach 21 consecutive days. It takes the average person 4 to 8 months to complete the 21 days.
To learn how to obtain your bracelet, please use the contact form below.