Episode 53: A Postcard to Someone Far Away


Pausing with pen in hand, thinking of just what you want to say to the person at the other end of the postcard. (Of course right after the new year I managed to get sick, and my throat is a croaky mess. I managed to eke out a few spells for you, words of hope, peace and joy. I hope the new year is finding you well.) 

Writing a postcard to someone who lives far away, trying to condense everything you’re feeling and experiencing into just a few sentences.

Falling asleep on a pool float in the late afternoon.

Someone rubbing your back as you fall asleep.

The exact moment a new craft project begins to take shape.

Getting through everything on your to-do list.

All kinds of mismatched mugs in the kitchen cupboard.

Gorgeous old wallpaper in every room of a house from another era.

Watching an old home movie that you were too young to remember happening.

The feeling in the air before an enormous storm.

Being exposed to a brand new idea, something different and worth thinking about.

Tearing off a brand new fresh calendar page.

Hearing kids making each other laugh.

Achieving a goal you worked towards for a long time.

The moment the screen goes to black at the end of a movie you loved so much.

When someone tells you they miss you.

When you’re suddenly free to do exactly what you want with your day, even if its nothing.

Blow drying your hair when it’s freezing cold outside.

Remembering to relax your shoulders, release tension in your jaw and neck.

Taking a moment to enjoy the day, just because.

When they’re waiting to pick you up right when you arrive.

New shoes that fit perfectly, and make you feel fast and dancey.

That feeling of optimism that leaves you feeling hopeful for the future.



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 Los Angeles, California. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Amanda Meyncke