This is the ninth year the Society has released the Years Happiest Events and Moments.
|10.||The world continued a love affair with penguins as Happy Feet danced to the top of the box office.|
|9.||Soccer fans in Angola, the Czech Republic, the Ivory Coast, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Ukraine were thrilled that their countries were playing in their first World Cup.|
|8.||Whether or not you agree with her politics, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is likely to become the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House.|
|7.||Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro broke a leg in the Preakness, but has recovered and will have a long career as a stud. His many fans were overjoyed the racehorse wasnt put down.|
|6.||Harvard and other universities begin teaching Happiness 101 (Positive Psychology). Source: CBS News|
|5.||Football returned to New Orleans Superdome after the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina. And, the Saints won the NFC South!|
|4.||Winnie the Pooh, who has delighted parents and children for eight decades, got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Silly old bear.|
|3.||Peace won, at least in Pagosa Springs, Colo., where a couple fought to display a wreath shaped like a peace sign. Similar signs popped up all over the neighborhood after their homeowners association dropped its threat of fines. Source: AP|
|2.||The U.S. Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act ensures that in case of disaster, FEMA will also help evacuate pets, giving 63% of households, with a total of 358 million pets, a little peace of mind. Source: AP|
|1.||University of Toronto psychologists found happy people are more creative than people in a sad or neutral state. Source: Scientific American|
We celebrate happiness where we find it, and 2006 was a tough year on many fronts, said Pamela Gail Johnson, Founder of the Secret Society of Happy People. We hope you found happy events and moments during the year, and will celebrate those that occur in 2007.