Episode 82: Feeling Closer Than Close, Even Though You Just Met


The human heart still feels so much promise and possibility, and that gives me hope for the future. Even when you think you’ve felt all there is, your heart can open up a little more.

An empty seat between you and the next person on the airplane.

Watching music videos on your computer way past bedtime.

When they write the wrong name on your coffee cup, and you consider who you’d be if you were that person.

Listening to someone absolutely ace a karaoke song, like they were born to sing it.

Knowing the answer without having to Google it.

Meeting someone who you immediately mesh with and feeling closer than close for a few hours or days.

Picking out the perfect postcard to send a friend.

When cats and dogs fall asleep in the craziest positions.

Learning one of your friends played an instrument for many years.

Sliding fast down a zipline.

Exploring a playground meant for little kids.

Cutting your own bangs, even though everyone else advises against it.

Visiting a small town chocolate shop.

Meeting someone who reminds you of your best friend.

Roller skating by yourself in a nearly empty rink, the colored lights bathing everything in beauty.

Visiting a honky-tonk bar and trying to line dance, even though you don’t know the steps.

Hearing a choir sing in perfect harmony.

A rabbit’s gentle hopping across the floor, the way their little noses twitch.

The sweet, savory flavor of smokey barbecue sauce.

Themed restaurants that go really in-depth on their theme.



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 Tulsa, OK. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Amanda Meyncke