Episode 10: Museum Slumber Party


This episode touches on museums, eating cinnamon toast, forgiving people who don't deserve it, and the way she tucks her hair behind her ear.

Looking at a map of the country where you live and thinking about the people you know in each different part of it, wondering how they are, what they’re doing and what they’re thinking about now.

A well-designed label that catches your eye and sets your mind to wandering.

Pulling a large book off the shelf in a used bookstore and suddenly smelling a scent that brings you back to childhood, the glue of the binding, the yellowing pages, so fragile.

Learning how to do something you didn’t know before, that tiresome learning curve and then suddenly, you’re getting kind of good at it.

Reading a word you don’t know in a book, looking it up and saying it aloud slowly, vowing to use it in conversation soon.

The way the light falls in your favorite coffee shop, so beautiful it should be in a movie, you look around to see if anyone else sees it too.

Being able to easily cover the check for your friend who has had a rough year and having your friend cover the check when you’ve had a rough time lately and can’t quite afford it.

Biting into a slice of warm toasted bread covered in cinnamon sugar that sat under a broiler and cooled slightly.

The motion she makes when she tucks her hair behind her ear.

Thinking suddenly of the children's book where they slept in the museum and wishing that you too could sleep in the museum.

Forgiving someone who deserves nothing from you.

When you’ve taken a few extra seconds to brush your hair or look nice and people notice.

A tree growing in the middle of a city, strange and unexpected.

Writing down the deepest desire of your heart on a scrap of paper, tucking it away, wanting it to be truer than true, vowing to make it come true.



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