The Secret Society of Happy People created the Happiness Happens organization. The concept of the Happiness Happens organization was to provide a positive space to encourage their members to share happy stories. In 2000, they took their mission global by creating the Happiness Happens day on August 8 – later taking a whole month to celebrate happy stories.

During August, let’s celebrate happiness. Share a happy story with the people around you and ask them to share something that brings them joy as well. While you don’t have to be happy all the time focus on your relationships, friendships and family that bring you joy.

Challenge: Do one thing each day in the month of August to make somebody else smile. Smile at a stranger, write a letter, give compliments…the world is yours! Make it a happy place.