Episode 105: Been Thinking About You All Day


New words to describe feelings you never knew you’d have, contentment throughout the day and when a stranger says “bless you!” so much joy, all around us.

Realizing you feel content -- not exactly happy, not perfect, but that you’re finding more contentment than you thought you might.

Making a new word up to describe a feeling or a thing, having it make perfect sense to you.

When you sneeze and a stranger says “bless you!”

Using chopsticks to pick up a tasty morsel of Chinese food.

A little kid showing you their muscles.

Getting the perfect amount of ketchup for your fries.

Walking into your home and taking your shoes off, sitting down on the couch with a big sigh of relief.

When your boss leaves early, so you get to leave a little early too.

Driving on a really bumpy road and then the pavement smoothes out and it feels so different.

When they tell you they can’t wait to see you, that they’ve been thinking about you all day.

Picking up a pizza at the pizza place, holding the warm box all the way home.

Brushing your teeth with a brand new toothbrush.

Looking at the driver’s license of the person you love, how different they look, but still the same.

Using a really good coupon and watching the price drop dramatically.

The moment on vacation when you forget what day it is exactly.

When they go somewhere in a movie that you’ve been before, you recognize it immediately.

Eating a crab sandwich by the ocean, looking out over the water as the seagulls fly overhead.

Hearing someone else call your name out, and knowing they mean you.

Pouring a big glass of sparkling water, watching the bubbles burst and slide up the glass.

Pulling a weed out of the ground and all of the roots come too.

When they’re scratching your back and they scratch just the right place.

Cleaning your room, finding the perfect place for everything, enjoying how tidy it is.

The sound water makes, gently lapping underneath a wooden dock.



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