Happiness Happens Month 2017 Focuses on Unity
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DALLAS, TX (June 9, 2917) – August 1 marks the start of the Secret Society of Happy People’s 18th Happiness Happens Month, and this year, the Society aims to unite people by reminding everyone that our similarities far outnumber our differences. Founder Pamela Gail Johnson has planned a month chock-full of activities that she hopes reminds participants of Edward Kennedy’s words above.
“When I founded the Society in 1998, I did so in part because I believed that the feelings of pain and happiness unite people regardless of differences,” Johnson says. “I still emphatically believe that. We all feel a common euphoria when we laugh with a best friend, fall in love or become a parent. These moments unite everyone regardless of the size of their bank account, their job title or their age.”
The Secret Society of Happy People started celebrating happiness with “Admit You’re Happy Day” on August 8th, 1999. Members wanted to let the happy feeling linger a little longer, so, in 2000, the Society expanded the celebration to the entire month of August and eventually changed the name to Happiness Happens Month. The goal was and is simple: Notice more happy moments and talk about them. The specifics of this year’s programming will be released in between now and August alongside Pamela’s #HappinessUnites list—a list of reminders of the forces that unify all people, regardless of our differences.
“Differences make the world intriguing,” Pamela says. “While our differences will always make us unique, they don’t need to create separation from our common humanity.”
Participants in the month’s daily activities also have the opportunity to sign up for the #HappinessUnites Krewe. As a Krewe member, participants take a pledge saying, “I solemnly swear that I am up to nothing but happiness,” get Krewe social media graphics and can invite their friends to join the Krewe too.
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. 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. She launched Happier @ Work this spring.
If you think you’ve heard of the Secret Society of Happy People you probably have. We’ve been around since 1998, We’ve been covered by hundreds of media outlets including the ones below (we just didn’t have the space to list everyone).
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