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Home of the Great American Grump Out

    IT'S COMING....    
Now It's Gone!!!
  

          until next May 7, 2014              

                     The 12th annual 
    GREAT AMERICAN GRUMP OUT
                was Wednesday, May 1, 2013.  

The Grump Out asked sour pusses to suck it up and refrain from getting their grump on -- at least for 24 hours.

That included no grumping, no frowning, no grousing, complaining, punching, slapping, hitting or killing. FOR ONE WHOLE DAY.

If you missed the 12th annual Grump Out on May 1, 20013 the good news is that you can continue to grump or do your grouchy thing now. BUT, next May 7, 2014, you'll be asked once again to knock it off with your grouchy thing and put a lid on it --- just for 24 hours. (It's not for a lifetime, just a mere 24 hours. If you get your 8 hours of sleep, that means you only have to go for 16 hours.) After that you can go back to your old self again.
This request met with a variety of reactions.

1. Some loved the idea:

http://herald-journal.com/archives/2005/columns/js052305.html
Scroll down to The Great American Grump Out Day

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/05/24/news_pf/Floridian/Where_every_day_s_a_h.shtml   Scroll down to “Grumpiness takes a holiday”


2.. Some hated the idea:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/25/style/defending-the-right-not-to-have-a-nice-day.html

 

http://current.com/items/88937864/7th_annual_great_american_grump_out.htm#comments

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3.Some used a humorous satire: http://www.happywomanmagazine.com/Features/theskinny15

Grump Out goals:

  1. To help people better understand the connection between negative attitudes, stress and health.
  2. To see America give themselves permission to be friendly, playful, supportive and loving for just one day.
  3. To lighten up our planet and reduce unhealthy stress through humor.
  4. To have FUN!

 

Janice A. Hathy B.S.,H.B. is the creator of the Great American Grump Out and is the owner of Smile Mania. Smile Mania creates, develops and produces a variety of stress reduction programs and materials to improve the mental, physical and emotional health of children and adults. 

She is a graduate of Kent State University with a
B.S. in Education. 
She has received training from Glenbeigh Institute, an alcohol and drug treatment center in Cleveland, Ohio, CareerTrack Certification on “Stress Solutions for Women” and served as the education coordinator for the Atlantic County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.


Why have a Grump Out?


Just take a look at the problems and concerns facing us today.

  • Unstable economy
  • Home foreclosures
  • Increasing loss of jobs
  • Health care 
  • Rise in unemployment
  • Negative role models
  • Global warming
  • Gasoline prices
  • Taxes
  • Too much traffic
  • Not enough time
We seem to be facing CRISIS after CRISIS, which is more than enough for us to be irritable and grumpy about.
 
Email :
jan1smile@aol.com

Mother Teresa said, "Peace begins with a smile."

Hathy likes to follow Mother Teresa's philosophy on life.  

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