Episode 20: Be Here. Now.


A radical call to be where you are, fully. Fall asleep, feel free to relax your fingers, toes, your mind, let it go.

How quiet the world is at five in the morning.

Friendly people in another place offering advice, helping you find your way.

The sound of an ice cream truck rolling down the street in the middle of the day.

Sitting at a live baseball game, hearing the crack of the bat against the ball, the crowd roaring around you.

When you look up and see the person you like looking back at you.

Peeling an orange in one big long peel without stopping.

Over hearing little kids making up a game to amuse themselves and wishing you still had that spark, realizing you do still have that spark, you’d just forgotten about it.

Being little spoon to the big spoon.

Getting the perfect photo on the first try.

Holding your arm out the window of your moving car.

Bacon sizzling in the morning, so savory, so crisp.

A shy cat finally coming up to you and rubbing its head against you, sweetly.

When everyone who gets on the elevator are all going to the same floor but for different reasons.

A hot shower at the end of a very long day, resetting your internal compass.

Throwing something in the trash can from across the room and it actually goes in.

Slices of pineapple cut fresh from the spiny fruit itself.

Someone you look up to, telling you they’re proud of you.

Testing all the pens at the stationary store, finding one that so write smoothly you can hardly believe it.

Being here, now, with you in this moment, really here.



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