Happy Moments of 2005

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With its storms and quakes and war deaths, 2005 offered plenty to be unhappy about. But the president of a group dedicated to looking on the bright side says the year had its share of happy moments too.

Pamela Johnson sketched out the year's five happiest moments as
founder of the Secret Society of Happy People.

  • Number five was the 50th anniversary of Disneyland.

  • At number four: the release of a computer analysis that said the Mona Lisa was likely smiling because she was happy.

  • Number three was the Chicago White Sox winning their first World Series since 1917.

  • Happy moment number two was word from medical researchers that being happy is good for your health.

  • Johnson says the year's happiest moments were when people rushed to help victims of natural disasters, here and abroad.