Episode 57: Leaving A Note in an Unexpected Place


Mystery notes in places you'd least expect them, a brightly colored raincoat cheering you up greatly, new toothbrushes, and not even knowing what day it is -- sound like happiness beyond measure to me.

A brightly colored raincoat.

When other people feel so passionately about something, you can catch their excitement, their vision.

Not knowing what day it is.

When your windshield wipers match the beat of the song on the radio.

When a little kid is missing a few of their teeth, that big toothy smile.

Watching your breath fog out in the chill of a cold morning.

An English pub with traditional pub food.

When they wait outside after dropping you off to make sure you get in your house safely.

Natural auburn hair, fiery under the afternoon sun.

Brushing your teeth with a new toothbrush.

Tuning into a radio station so precisely there’s no feedback.

Nailing a new pose in yoga class.

Leaving someone you love a note in an unexpected place.

Finding something you lost a really long time ago.

When you finally stop hiccuping.

Coasting down a long hill on your bike after pedaling hard on the way up.

Capturing a spider and letting it go outside.

The moment the plane lifts off from the runway, that lightness in your stomach.

Four day weekends.

A stranger offering to take a picture of you and your friends, right when you needed it.

Plugging in your phone right before the battery dies.

Gathering the strength to apologize, when you were wrong, and being forgiven, instantly.



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. New episodes every Monday and Thursday.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Central Point, Oregon. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Amanda Meyncke