Episode 75: This is What Brings You Joy in This Life


Little things that make you happy, from ramen noodle soup to the darkened sea at night. Layer joy more liberally throughout your life, watch your gratitude bloom.

Rewatching a movie you’ve seen a dozen times before.

Ramen soup with long noodles for slurping.

Remembering a password you thought you’d forgotten long ago.

A cold glass of water after eating something a bit too sugary.

A theme party when you already own the perfect costume.

Cutting a piece of wrapping paper all the way across in one fluid motion.

Bus drivers waving hello to one another in the early morning traffic.

Being okay with silence, sitting alone with your own thoughts.

A recipe for your favorite food, passed down from your great-grandmother.

Freshly made cookie dough in a big silver bowl.

When you meet someone who is basically your long lost twin.

Getting a new key made and making sure that it works perfectly.

Glowing phosphorescent jellyfish in the darkened sea at night.

Your boss letting you know when you did a really great job at work.

An elderly neighbor woman calling you a sweet pet name.

Bill Murray’s sense of comedic timing.

Snorkeling through vibrant coral reefs.

An old elevator with wonky buttons that lands you between floors before depositing you safe and sound.

A really good yawn.

Digging deep within yourself to really think about what brings you joy in this life.



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