Episode 74: Appreciating A Really Specific Thing About You


Everyday happiness rarely announces itself. We find ourselves appreciating the smallest moments, building joy becomes second nature, we create the habit of appreciation in these everyday interactions.

When someone holds the door open for you when you have your arms full.

Dogs racing around, wrestling and play fighting in the dog park.

Coming home to a warm house and dinner being cooked, a friendly voice calling out “Oh good, you’re here!”

Being able to pay for something with the exact right change.

Finding a picture book from when you were a kid, your memories of reading it come flooding back.

A bouquet of fresh flowers, in colors you never knew went together.

Staring out the window at nothing in particular.

When someone else finishes your sentence because they know you so well.

When someone lets you know how much they appreciate something specific about you.

When someone knows the perfect quote from The Office, and uses it at the exact right moment.

A little kid shyly smiling at you in the grocery store and then hiding their face.

Hearing a really good story from someone who tells it well.

Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, mulberries.

Closing all the cupboard doors in the kitchen.

Walking by a Hydrangea flower bush in full bloom.

The last shirt on the rack in the color you want, in your exact size.

Hanging out in your towel after a shower, nowhere in particular to be.

Hugging someone you may not see again for a very long time.

A documentary that brings a different perspective to life.

Waking up just before the sun rises, and watching your room fill with light.



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 Tijuana, MX. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Amanda Meyncke