The Secret Society of Happy People Gives People a Chance to Develop a Happiness Habit During Happiness Happens Month

July 29, 2013

Happiness Happens Month Starts the Habit of Happiness

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2013

The Secret Society of Happy People will celebrate the 13th Annual Happens Month beginning August 1.

“The purpose of Happiness Happens Month is to encourage people to talk more about happiness every day in August.” says Society Founder Pamela Gail Johnson. “After 31 days of noticing more happiness you’ve laid the foundation to notice it for the rest of the year.”

The Society provides general celebration ideas on our web site, introduces the people to the 31 Types of Happiness so they can find more happiness, provides our Happiness Happens Month Ambassadors an easy way to get the chatter started. We’ll post new blogs and offer prizes to those who make comments daily.

If someone is looking for happiness during Happiness Happens Month we encourage them to check out the Thirty-One Types of Happiness the Society identified that include: Amused, Anticipation, Awestruck, Balanced, Blessed, Celebrate, Cheerful, Confident, Content, Enthusiasm, Giving, Helpful, Honorable, Hopeful, Humor, Inspired, Joyful, Kindness, Lively, Love, Mellow, Motivated, Nostalgic, Optimistic, Peaceful, Playful, Relieved, Satisfaction, Social, Spiritual, Thankful. If you want to share what type of happiness your feel on your social media sites you can from our 31 Types of Happiness Happicons.

“Happiness Happens Month isn’t about ignoring unhappiness," says Pamela. “It just means talking about our happy moments with the same enthusiasm that we talk about our unhappy moments."

The 14th Annual Happiness Happens Day is on August 8th and kicks off with HappyThon 2013 a social media event to encourage a happy buzz.

People and companies can participate in Happiness Happens Month and therefore develop a habit of happiness by simply sharing their happiness or by becoming a Happiness Happens Month Ambassador. Ambassador or by participating in HappyThon2013 on Happiness Happens Day. Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, email or other social media sites to encourage happy conversations.


Visit http://www.sohp.com to connect with the Secret Society of Happy People on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Secret Society of Happy People Highlights

Founded: August 1998

Purpose: The Secret Society of Happy People encourages the expression of happiness and discourages parade-raining. Parade-rainers are those people who don't want to hear your happy news. And no, we don't tell people to be happy if they aren't or how to be happy.

Creed: As a member of the Secret Society of Happy People I will:

Recognize happiness with the same enthusiasm as I do unhappiness,

Encourage others to share their happiness,

Don’t unnecessarily rain on other people’s parades.

Members: Thousands from around the world in more than 34 countries

History: The Society gained international recognition in December 1998 when it challenged Ann Landers for discouraging people from writing happy holiday newsletters to enclose with their holiday cards.

Since then the Society has:

  •     Announced the Happiest Events and Moments of 1998-2012
  •     Identified the Thirty-One Types of Happiness
  •     Declared August and August 8th as Happiness Happens Month & Day

        Nineteen governors sent proclamations in 1998

  •     Organized HappyThon, the first online social media event to promote happiness
  •     Organized voting for the Happiest Events, Inventions and Social Changes of the Century
  •     Host Hunt for Happiness Week the 3rd Week of January

        Seven governors sent proclamations in 2006

The Society is included in Wikipedia and has been featured in People Magazine, Newsweek and Time, and has been included in stories in Reader’s Digest, Prevention, Ladies Home Journal, Harpers, Yoga Journal, SELF, Redbook, Glamour, and New Age Journal. Founder Pamela Gail Johnson was on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.

Hundreds of print and broadcast outlets throughout the world have covered the Society, including CNN, The Associated Press, USA Today, Good Morning America (ABC), The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Los Angeles Times. Parade named the Happiest Events, Inventions and Social Changes of the Century as the “Best List of the Century.”

A few websites that have linked to the Society include: Beliefnet.com, Good Housekeeping, DailyInBox.com, and USA Today.com Hot Site.

The Society has been included in Think You’re the Only One?, 365 Health and Happiness Boosters, Voices of Truth, Every Day’s a Holiday Calendar, Chase’s Calendar of Events, and Trivial Pursuit’s 1990’s Edition includes a question about Admit You’re Happy Day.

About Pamela Gail Johnson

Pamela Gail Johnson founded the Secret Society of Happy People to celebrate happiness and was recently named in the Top Five Global Thought Leaders. She’s happy when tasting new wines with friends, doing social media, cooking for Tater — her dog, practicing yoga to discover new muscles, and reading books while acclimating to Kindle. She’s the author of the Secret Society of Happy Peoples Thirty-One Types of Happiness Guide, writes the Ask Pamela Gail: Where Happiness Meets Reality blog and speaks to groups of all sizes. The Secret Society of Happy People celebrates happiness which includes hosting the annual Happiness Happens Month in August.

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