Episode 12: Being Met with Joy


Copper spray paint, colorful houses, crispy apple fritters and San Francisco fog -- we're drowning in happy memories today!

Lazy lunch dates with a new friends that turn into hazy afternoon hangouts that melt into warm, pleasant dinners and before you know it, you’ve spent 12 hours just laughing and talking and getting to know eachother better.

Picking out paint swatches at the store, reading the funny names and imagining your life in your new colorful home.

Constellations pointed out one by one, faint silver against that deep blue.

Speaking what was secret inside you for so long and being met with joy, acceptance, jubilation, freedom.

Brand new socks.

Seeing a truly beautiful rose and gently holding a single petal between your thumb and pointer finger, not to crush it just to feel the velvety skin.

The very sweet, crispy edges of an apple fritter.

Visiting another city and marvelling at the wildly different trees and flowers that exists there.

Shiny, copper spray paint covering an object completely and causing it to roar with color and shine.

Setting a boundary and sticking to it.

Thinking of someone over and over for weeks, meaning to contact them and then when you do reach out, they’re so happy to hear from you, you wish you’d done it earlier.

Cutting lengths of ribbon with a pair of incredibly sharp scissors, feeling the fabric hold tension and then give way, cleanly, neatly.

Putting a clean, fitted sheet on a mattress, pulling the covers taut above it.

Watching the fog roll and around San Francisco on a crisp morning when you’re not even supposed to be awake at.

Feeling free in your heart of the sadness that kept you down for so long.



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