The Secret Society of Happy People Gives You 31 Types of Happiness to Celebrate the 13th Annual Happiness Happens Month in August

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Celebrate the 13th Annual Happiness Happens Month by Identifying a Different Type of Happiness Each Day

Secret Society of Happy People Happiness Happens Month 2013

Happiness Happens Month 2013

Can you name the 31 Types of Happiness?

The Secret Society of Happy People identified 31 Types of Happiness to give you 31 ways to celebrate the 13th Annual Happens Month that begins on August 1.

“The purpose of Happiness Happens Month is to encourage people to talk more about happiness, and simply celebrate their happy moments,” says Society Founder Pamela Gail Johnson. “With 31 Types of Happiness it makes it easier for people to recognize more happiness and therefore talk about it more.”

The Thirty-One Types of Happiness the identified by the Society 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.

“Celebrating happiness doesn’t mean 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 can participate in Happiness Happens Month by simply sharing their happiness or by becoming a Happiness Happens Month Ambassador. Ambassadors have a goal of sending six happy social media messages on August 8 and others during the month. They receive a guide and access to a private website page where they get ideas for sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, email or other social media sites to encourage happy conversations. Companies can also request the August chapter of the new Happy @ Work program get the happy conversation going at work.


Visit 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 Wikepedia 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:, Good Housekeeping,, and USA 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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