Episode 89: The Color Green and Everything Green We Can Name


An entire episode about the color green and all the verdant, vigorous, vital things there are to love about that emerald, sage, vert, verdant, verdigris, chartreuse, lime, kelly, olive hue!

The flash of an emerald in a ring, that deep green color drawing you in like a pool of light.

An alligator slinking under the water in a big bayou, those watchful eyes trained on you.

A four leaf clover in the middle of a field, surprising you with how delicate, small it is.

A dense jungle of verdant house plants in brightly colored pots.

Fields of grass as high as your knee, swishing and blowing in the breeze as you run.

Limes piled high in a bowl, grabbing one and slicing into it, the tangy juice pooling on the cutting board.

Saguaro cactuses reaching up towards the sky, bigger than trees, their arms held high.

A foamy, tasty Matcha green tea latte, the warmth filling you from the inside out.

A thundering waterfall with moss growing in every crack and crevice all around the rocks.

The crisp evergreen scent of a Christmas tree, the lights twinkling in the branches.

A curious Grasshopper eating a leaf, looking up at you as you look back at them.

Mint chocolate chip ice cream.

A heaping helping of green bean casserole at Thanksgiving dinner.

A jar of olives.

Scooping out a handful of Avocados to make guacamole from your best friend’s recipe.

The serenity of lilypads in a pond, how flat and round they are.

Finding yourself under the Mistletoe with someone who holds your heart.

The crisp beauty of a solid Watermelon rind as you slice into it to reveal the juicy fruit within.

Green Jello shaken straight out of the mold.

Lizards sunning themselves on rocks, doin’ their little pushups all by their lonesome.

A fresh crisp twenty dollar bill, tucked into an envelope that you get for your birthday.

The garden hose you use to wash your hands off after gardening all day.

The green traffic light that blinks on at the exact right moment and you sail through the intersection.

A desert tortoise, crawling across the sand, one slow foot in front of the other.

A tennis ball bouncing on the court, as you lift your racket.

A Coleman cooking stove on  the last day of a camping trip, making pancakes and coffee in the early morning before everyone else is awake.

Green pears, sliced and savored, piece by piece on a warm day, the juice running down your fingers.

Cucumber slices over your eyes as gentle music plays somewhere nearby.

A wild, raucous St. Patricks Day parade, the street a wash of green glitter, hats, shamrocks and color as hundreds of people wish each other well.

Crushed green velvet curtains hung high overhead, their soft thickness absorbing sound in the room.



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.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Los Angeles, CA. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Amanda Meyncke