The Secret Society of Happy People Presents Happiness Happens When I See Silver Linings

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When unhappiness happens silver linings can help you find your happy again.

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Happy people have a way of finding silver linings in even the darkest clouds.

Unhappiness Happens! When it does, the challenge is finding happiness again quicker.

Since 40% of someone's happiness is within their control, when unhappiness happens, the approach they take towards an unhappy situation determines how long it takes to find their happy again.

The Secret Society of Happy People will host a free webinar Happiness Happens When I See Silver Linings on Saturday, September 7 at 11:00 am CST.

Participants will learn three simple steps to find silver linings:

  •     Identify the Different Types of Silver Linings: Learn the different types of silver linings that they can apply to their situation.
  •     Develop Silver Lining Habits: Discover why actions reinforce silver lining thinking.
  •     Find a Silver Lining Tribe: Understand why someone needs to develop a supportive circle to help discover the positive or create it.

"I know from both personal and professional experience that even mostly happy people have to put effort into finding the silver linings some days," says Society Founder Pamela Gail Johnson. "This webinar will give people three easy and simple ways to help them find silver linings so they can find their happy sooner when unhappiness happens."

The Secret Society of Happy People is the resource for happiness boosters, inspiration and celebrations.

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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 1999.
  •     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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