Episode 25: A Thing You Never Imagined


So much of our happiness depends on being in the right place at the right time.

The feeling of being free, owing nothing to anyone, your time is your own.

Popping bubble wrap slowly, one by one.

Lemon bars complete with powdered sugar on top, you almost sneeze as you bite into one.

When your house smells so good you just have to take a big breath.

Having an experience that helps you rethink other hurts in your life, reframe them gently.

Making your bed in the morning so it’s ready to get in at night.

When someone tells you they miss you and they mean it.

Noticing dimples, how cute they are.

The sound of a soda when you crack it open - all fizz and pop.

Catching something that was tossed to you without dropping it.

Saying “good morning” and saying “good night” to the person that you love most.

Walking along a path as snow begins to fall, slow and bright.

Mountains rising up in the distance as you drive towards them.

Meeting someone who's passionate about something a little odd, hearing them tell you all about a thing you never even imagined before.

Swinging on a swing, you haven’t done that for ages.

Reading the “Adventures of Tintin” again, remembering how much you loved them as a child.

Discovering a new author you loved so much, tearing through their previously written work day by day.

Mint tea, hot in hand.

Realizing you’ve got one life, so you better do it all.



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