The Secret Society of Happy People Offers Holiday Gifts Under $10 for the Not-So-Secretly Happy Person

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Looking for holiday gifts for happy people? Consider original, unique gifts from the Secret Society of Happy People.

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When someone starts recognizing the Thirty-One Types of Happiness, they can't help but be happier. So the guide is also a great gift for the happiness seeker.

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a not-so secretly happy friends, co-workers or family members? If so, consider these one-of-a kind options from the Secret Society of Happy People:

The newly released, Secret Society of Happy People’s Thirty-One Types of Happiness Guide by Society founder Pamela Gail Johnson, is the perfect gift for both happiness seekers and happy people alike. It defines the thirty-one types of happiness which makes it easier to recognize these more happy moments. It’s easy to recognize the obvious types of happiness like humor, celebrations, or enthusiasm. However, some types of happiness are less obvious, but equally important like relief, nostalgia, or honor. The pocket sized, 40 page guide ranges from $2.97 - $4.95 depending on quantity purchased. It’s also available at and on e-readers.

The Secret Society of Happy People’s Playful Membership includes the Thirty-One Types of Happiness Guide, Happiness Happens Membership Wristband, 31 Types of Happiness 8 1/2 x 11 Poster, four postcards with the Secret Society of Happy People Membership Creed and invitation to be in the exclusive Playful Membership Facebook Group. This membership is only $9.95 and an obvious favorite for the happy person on your gift list.

The Society also offers a FREE Amused Membership and T-shirts for purchase.

The Secret Society of Happy People celebrates happiness and has declared August Happiness Happens Month and Hunt for Happiness Week the 3rd week of January.


REVIEW COPIES of the Secret Society of Happy People's Thirty-One Types of Happiness Guide and Playful Memberships are available upon request

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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 1998-2011
  •     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 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.

Pamela Gail Johnson has been an Luminary in 2009-2012

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