The Secret Society of Happy People Provides Activities for Finding Happiness in the New Year

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The Secret Society of Happy People is providing inspiration and activities for finding happiness in the New Year during the Hunt for Happiness Week.

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Sometimes we have to put a little effort into creating or noticing our happiness.

The Secret Society of Happy People provides its members with inspiration for finding happiness during the 13th Annual Hunt for Happiness Week that starts on Sunday, January 19 and runs through January 26.

Some of the largest media organizations around the globe declared January 6 as the saddest day of the year. The headline in the U.K.'s The Guardian newspaper read "Blue Monday: There is no such thing as ‘the most depressing day of the year’", while The Weather Channel declared "It's Blue Monday — and the Weather's Making It Worse."

"There are several dates that people attribute to be the saddest or most depressing day of the year. Some say it's the first Monday in the New Year, while others say Blue Monday is January 20. The reality is that there is no real scientific evidence that pinpoints a date, but anecdotal evidence does seem to indicate that people were on a high during the holidays because of time off work and socializing with friends and family. And the reality is that the next big day off for most Americans isn't until Memorial Day weekend in May," says Pamela Gail Johnson, Founder of the Secret Society of Happy People.

The Secret Society of Happy People reaches out to members and others who want to experience more happiness by doing happy things that boost their mood. A daily email will provide three happy activities that people can do throughout the week. There's a special focus for teachers and childcare providers with activities that kids will enjoy.

"The Hunt for Happiness week is about recognizing that sometimes even mostly happy people have to put a put in a little effort to either create happy things or moments. Sometimes after all the excitement from the holidays January can feel blah. And this year, it seems colder than normal to kick off the year, so it makes people feel confined," says Johnson.

To sign up for the daily activities email during the Hunt For Happiness week, go to Another option for people to share a token of happiness with family and friends is to share "happicons" via email, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. The 31 "happicons".

About The Secret Society of Happy People:

Pamela Gail Johnson founded the Secret Society of Happy People in 1998 to encourage the expression of happiness and discourage parade-raining. The Society has thousands of members from more than 34 countries. Ms. Johnson is a public speaker for organizations and companies around the country who want to promote happiness among their members or employees. The Secret Society of Happy People offers free membership to anyone interested in learning how to improve their happiness quotient. The free membership includes a downloadable Happiness Word Poster, a monthly Happiness Happens newsletter and an optional Daily Happiness Inspiration email. The society also offers videos, books and daily inspirations to promote happiness.

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Pamela Gail Johnson
(972) 459-7031
(469) 358-3914

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