Episode 52: The Magic of A New Year


This is the last Happiness Spells of the year. We'll be back in January. And what a year it's been -- I know people say that about every year, but solely on word of mouth, this show was downloaded about 125,000 times and there are about 3,000 of you that listen regularly. Isn't it nice to know you're not alone? Every time you listen, just know that there is almost certainly someone else listening to the show at the same time, and we're all thinking of each other and connected across the world. Big things are coming -- more happiness, more opportunities to notice better and love well. I love you, and I am thinking of you as this chapter comes to a close and wishing you nothing but the very best of what this new year has to offer both of us.

Dressing up in your very best clothes for a stunning night out with friends.

A glass or two or three of champagne, that nervous laughter right after popping the cork and the tiny bubbles traveling up the glass.

Sparkly clothes, sparkly shoes and wearing funny party hats.

Watching the fireworks explode all over the city, burst of white, blue and gold, all heralding a change that’s here.

The fact that there’s no one way to celebrate but everyone will experience it in some way.

Tuning in early to watch the ball drop in New York so you can go straight to bed in your comfy pajamas.

Staying up well past midnight with the people that you loved deeply.

The perfect cheese board with all the most delicious meats and cheeses.

The joy of the unknown, though you’ll find your way as long as you begin.

Shedding the past and getting rid of what’s not serving you anymore.

Dancing like nobody’s watching, even if they are.

The roar all down the street as everyone celebrates and makes noise together, strangers call out to one another, there’s so much goodwill in the air.

Singing Auld Lang Syne and meaning every word of it - nostalgia, joy and sorrow - all flung together.

The feeling of hope that even your most cynical side can’t ignore.

Thinking back on how far you’ve come in the past 12 months, how different life can be in just a single year.

That last 10-second countdown, you look around and pull your person close, sharing a sweet kiss as the New Year begins.

Knowing your resolution through and through, feeling it deep in your heart, a commitment to do better, to look closer, to be more open, to want what you have and to hold it closely throughout the year.



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 along with Little Everywhere . Our music is by Dann Gallucci

Amanda Meyncke