Episode 76: We Pass Compliments Back And Forth, Forever


A jar of sand from a far away beach, a song you can't remember all the words to anymore, and when you and they keep sharing compliments for an entire lifetime.

Shuffling a stack of papers together until they’re all in alignment.

Noise cancelling headphones that keep you in your own little world.

Doing something so far outside your comfort zone you can’t remember what your comfort zone even looks like.

Turning the heater up on a cold, cold night.

Drinking cold coconut water out of the coconut.

Grey t-shirts tucked into high waisted black pants.

Your mom trying to remember a joke one of her friends told her and getting it all wrong.

A jar of sand from a beach far away.

Buying a magazine at the airport.

When someone makes room for you in the talking circle at a party.

Spying a shooting star, deep in the night sky.

Walking on a suspension bridge, high above the ground.

Sitting in the back of a car, watching the scenery go by and relaxing.

A stack of warm, crispy waffles drizzled in butter and syrup.

Selecting a steak knife from a tray of them at a fancy dinner.

When you compliment someone else and they compliment you and it’s just compliment city.

Towels folded neatly on a shelf.

French baguette with thick slices of brie cheese slathered on it.

A tiny ship in a bottle.

A good, long, solid stretch from your head to your toes.

Large statues in the middle of a city you’re visiting.

Using your creativity to begin a new project that excites you deeply.



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