Episode 99: A Moment of Intimacy and Peace


Sometimes I get lost in your thoughts, not even lost in my own. There's a certain feeling when you're with a group and you're all standing around talking and the person you know best winks at you. The circle draws a bit closer and you're suddenly aware of everything in the world. Happiness in a half-life.

Standing up for yourself when it isn’t easy.

Hearing a funny story for the very first time.

Being in a museum at night when everyone else has gone home.

Making up a funny voice and using it to make someone laugh.

Remembering something beautiful and good after a long time of forgetting it.

Beating everyone else at a game, even if you don’t know all the rules.

Reading a memoir that moves you and helps you to see the world in a whole new light. 

Walking past a house with a tire swing in the front yard.

Looking at a giraffe walk around in real life, their long legs so different from our own.

Pictures of space, trying to imagine the depth of the sky above us.

At the beach, being buried up to your neck in warm sand, feeling the calming weight of it. 

Going to bed the night before something really fun is happening.

Getting the letter “Q” in a Scrabble game.

Finding a hair tie when you desperately need one.

A pile of fresh sliced watermelon.

Watching a TV show so good, you hope it never ends.

Waking up without an alarm.

When someone winks at you in a group -- sharing a moment of intimacy and peace.

Your tongue turning blue after drinking an icee. 

Really thinking about what trust means to you, and how you can trust the people in your life more, trust the places that you have been and trust that things will work out in the end.



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 Upland, CA. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Amanda Meyncke