Episode 36: When the Person You Love Walks Through the Door


One of the most soothing sets of spells we've done in a long time, from cats in tiny boxes to Turkish rugs on the ground, the future is beautiful and the most beautiful thing is you'll be there with me.

The bright red ruby throat of a hummingbird taking a sip from the cherry red bird feeder in the yard.

An enormous outdoor chessboard with some kids playing chess on it.

Ornate salt and pepper shakers at a small vintage store, so impractical and yet you love them.

A row of brick houses on a darkened street, illuminated by yellowing lamp light.

When you suddenly remember just how amazing Stevie Nicks is, in general.

Slowly pouring the cream into your coffee, watching it swirl into the dark brown, lightening it up from the bottom.

The British spelling of words with the extra u’s and e’s in unexpected places.

An avocado at the perfect moment of ripeness, just a little give, in your hand.

The very last person that you’d ever expect to be funny, saying something that just makes you wheeze laughing.

When the moon is bright enough at night that you can see your own shadow on the ground.

The feeling you get when you leave the room after taking a difficult test.

A really goofy looking passport photo that you’re stuck with for the next 10 years.

When you forget about a certain TV show and you remember halfway through the season and you get six episodes to watch all at once.

A full tank of gas and all the possibilities that holds.

Correctly pronouncing a word that you’re not totally sure about.

A well-organized spice rack.

Hearing the person that you love walk through the door.

Looking at a tray of macarons, all the soft pale pastels, the gentle crunch and delicious filling.

Seeing something so beautiful out in the world that it literally stops you in your tracks.

The sound of a crackling fire.

The day you get your haircut, how fine it feels, how gorgeous.

When someone looks you in the eye and says, “Thank you.”

Clean kitchen countertops.

When a cat try to sits in a box which is way too small for it.

Turkish rugs sprawled across the big wooden floors of a house.

Getting into a brand new car, how incredible it smells.

Not knowing what the future holds, but having every reason to think that it’s going to be beautiful.



Happiness Spells Podcast is a five minute list of all the greatest pleasures and smallest joys in life. Increase your capacity for positivity, curiosity and gratitude. New episodes every Monday and Thursday.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Los Angeles, California. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Amanda Meyncke