Most of the time we're surrounded by happiness, we just need to recognize the moments.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
The Secret Society of Happy Peoples Thirty-One Types of Happiness Guide helps readers experience more happiness because it broadens their definition of happiness.
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.
“Since the purpose of the Secret Society of Happy People is to help people celebrate happiness, it only made sense to help people increase their awareness of happiness by identifying the Thirty-One Types of Happiness,” says Society Founder Pamela Gail Johnson.
The Thirty-One Types of Happiness the Society identified 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
The guide simply introduces readers to each type of happiness and helps them identify it in their day-to-day routine.
The Secret Society of Happy Peoples Thirty-One Types of Happiness Guide is 40 pages, pocket size, and ranges from $2.97 - $4.95 depending on quantities purchased. Its also available at Amazon.com and on e-readers including Kindle, Nook, and iBooks for $2.99.
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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 1998-2012
- 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 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.
Pamela Gail Johnson has been an InspireMeToday.com Luminary in 2009-2012.