Episode 32: Small Daily Joys


This episode is dedicated to the simplest joys in life, crispy toast, wildflowers, warm laundry

A perfectly poached egg sitting on the crispiest, butteriest, slice of toast.

That Mr. Rogers episode where he goes to the crayon factory and learns how crayons are made.

Thinking that you should reach out to a friend you haven’t heard from in a while, feeling too tired to do it and when you look at your phone, you see that they’ve texted you just now.

An old, tiny elevator that you have to operate with a little handle.

Making smores with your friends, the marshmallow and chocolate melting together.

Going to open houses just to look at the fanciness and daydream about having a house to yourself.

Walking a dog who seems very certain that they know where they going.

Small town coffee shops with signature drinks.

Old neon signs still work, relics of a bygone era.

Unexpectedly coming across a field of wildflowers, all blooming brightly.

A nap that energizes you for the rest of the day.

A pile of warm laundry just out of the dryer.

John Mayer’s oddly personal Instagram stories.

When a little kid draw something just for you, completely unrecognizable but something so sweet about it.

Laying in bed, listening to the birds outside have a cheery conversation with each other.

Driving in your car and realizing that you really do know all the words to a song that you loved.

Getting the absolute best seat on the train.

The new season of that gentle cooking show that you enjoy so much.

An unexpected rainbow in an unexpected place.

Feeling known in the moment, feeling seen.

When you notice someone else’s hair in the sunlight, that brilliant flash of brown-red, almost that jewel tone.

When you have every reason to expect that things will continue to go well for you.



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