Before starting the Society, I tried lots of “get happy” philosophies and how-to programs from the spiritual to the cognitive. Although, I’m blessed with happy genetics which helps me easily see the brighter side of life, I wanted to be happy all of the time.
I discovered the obvious: you aren’t going to be happy all of the time, but you can be happy a lot of the time. One of the secrets to being happy more is recognizing that happiness is bigger than you think.
The Society identified 31 Types of Happiness to make recognizing happiness easier. Sometimes happiness is the relief and satisfaction that you feel when you finish cleaning the kitchen. Sometimes, it’s watching a child or pet do something amusing. Or sometimes it’s a celebration like going to a party.
You probably experience more happy moments than you recognize most days — so if you want to be happier recognize more of them with the help of our Happiness Counter .
Make two or more people smile when you share the happiness … click on your favorite Type of Happiness and email, FB, Tweet, or Pin them … you can even save and share on Instagram.