Episode 40: You’re Doing Your Best


This general episode has to do with kindness, voting, water balloon fights, early morning fog and our powerful connection to each other.

Gathering at your local polling place, meeting all your neighbors in line, entering the little voting booth and carefully filling out your ballot, all the little circles to clearly drawn in.

Early morning fog over the San Francisco Bay, the bridges peeping out now and then.

The moment at a concert where the lights go out right before the band comes on.

Water balloon fights that leave you soaked and breathless from laughing.

The snow globe from a faraway trip, the souvenir of a small snowy world.

Finding out you got in the shortest line at the grocery store.

Knowing exactly what someone else is describing.

A really lovely to-do list for the day.

When someone tells you a secret before anyone else knows about it.

Seeing all your friends post their “I Voted” stickers and wearing your own.

When you really relate to the lyrics of a song you’re hearing for the first time.

A truly excellent foot massage after a long day on your feet.

When you get into the state of flow and lose track of time.

Celebrating the wins of your best friend.

Making your own popcorn with a little oil and some popcorn kernels in a hot pan.

Feeling inspired out of nowhere and a sense of real hope in the future.

Driving in a convertible with the top down, but the heat on your feet.

Working extra hard to meet a deadline, taking a good long break once you do.

Reading love letters that your grandparents wrote each other long ago, how sweet and calm they are.

A freshly cleaned car, inside and out.

Listening to someone give a truly powerful speech.

Overcoming your fears and volunteering for cause you truly believe in, overcoming your worries and actually showing up to do it, overcoming yourself and seeing that what you have done matters to others.

Knowing that we are all doing our best, that we want the best for ourselves and the people that we love.



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