Episode 28: Dream Come True


Memories. Feelings. The wind in your hair.

Remembering a book you read as a child, how enthralled you were with the characters and story, how much it meant to you.

Paying a complete stranger a compliment on their shoes.

When they hold you close, arms wrapped around you, hands cradling the back of your head, your face so close that you can count their eyelashes.

Making someone else’s dream come true.

Knowing that your siblings have grown up into people that you love deeply and enjoy being around.

Blooms on a cactus you thought would never grow again.

The last days of summer, the hints around the edges that the seasons beginning to change towards fall.

Memorizing their face against the sunset sky, the darkened palm trees, a mental image that will keep you warm for decades to come.

A surprise package in the mail.

When someone quotes a random Simpsons episode.

Office supplies for the new school year - gel pens, notebooks, stickers galore.

Watching “To All the Boys I Loved Before” and swooning over the joyful sweetness of it all.

An outdoor wall unexpectedly painted of vivid version of your favorite color, shining in the sun.

Rearranging your furniture, even a little bit and feeling like you’ve got a whole new room.

Throwing away things that you don’t need and realizing that you never needed them.

When their name pops up on your phone.

Finally feeling well enough to get out of bed after a few days.

Waking up from a dream of someone that you haven’t spoken to in a while and sending them a message to tell them that they were on your mind.

A tennis ball in hand and a dog who wants to run after it.

Sweater weather.

Finding a $20 bill when you clean out your car.

A song in the restaurant that you haven’t heard for over a decade, something small but so filled with meaning.



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