Episode 110: The Sunny, Lazy Days of Summer


Summer is a time for sno-cones, and happy babies, sharing stories with friends who know you so well late at night and stargazing at stars that are burning brilliantly in the night sky. 

Spending time with a baby who’s just starting to explore the world, how strange and new everything is to them.

Making the strawberry cake everyone’s obsessed with lately.

A tree bursting with yellow flowers against the bluest sky you’ve seen in ages.

Suddenly feeling like everything’s right with the world, even if only for a few minutes.

Stretching as you get out of bed, feeling your arms extend, your muscles tighten and relax.

Swinging on a porch swing, late into the evening.

Teaching a little kid a new word, watching them think about it and try it out for themselves.

Eating plums and peaches fresh from the Farmer’s Market, cold, sweet and delicious.

Sleeping in as late as you like, not even setting an alarm.

A sparkling water, ice cold and refreshing.

Sneaking a glance at the person you love, feeling your stomach flip all over again.

Watching a chicken peck in the grass, their strange movements, sharp and sudden.

Underlining something in a book that feels so true, so personal it almost hurts.

Listening to other people’s stories of their childhoods, reveling in the differences in our lives, our collective histories.

Crickets chirping steadily as you begin to fall asleep at night.

Taking a much-needed shower, how fresh and clean you feel. 

A stylish black jumpsuit that makes you look just so put together.

Planning a trip to watch the stars, finding the darkest skies you can, marveling in just how many you can see.

A twenty-minute nap in the middle of the day.

Eating a sno-cone on the hottest day in Summer, your mouth turning blue and red from the sweet syrup.



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