Episode 102: You're Really Easy to Talk To, Did You Know That?


Oh, the beauty of a free-flowing conversation, really good shampoo, a fresh set of stamps from the post office and the way you whisper that you miss me in the middle of a phone call. What a life we are living, what a myriad mixture of happinesses big and small.

The smell of jasmine in the air, filling the night sky with fragrance.

The beauty of the Joshua Tree desert, the dark skies filled with stars, the coarse heat of the day.

Finding a really good deal on something you really need.

When you meet someone new who’s really easy to talk to, the conversation flows effortlessly.

White water rafting along a wild stream.

A new pair of shoes that put a spring in your step.

That odd in-between season when Spring is over, before Summer has begun full force.

Trying to draw a perfect circle and laughing at how difficult it is.

Slicing up a watermelon into a big bowl and having watermelon all day long.

The lyrics of an old standard, the melancholy feelings, the declarations of love, so tender.

Looking back and seeing how you’ve grown. You can do so much more now than even a few years ago.

Buying a sheet of stamps at the post office.

The smell of really good shampoo.

When a dog wants to shake your hand and offers you its paw.

Going to a baby’s birthday party, how surprised and confused they are by all the attention.

The absolute perfect parking spot.

When your favorite author’s newest book comes out, opening it to the very beginning and diving in.

Playing a sport with some friends, feels good to be competitive, to laugh and talk freely.

Watching someone be really talented, how inspiring it is, how it makes you want to be better too.



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 Temecula, CA. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Amanda Meyncke