Episode 58: Becoming Your Own Closest Friend


Everyday happiness that comes in the warm light of evening, terrible poker faces, the joy of the farmer's market and that exact moment the plane touches down and you feel flooded with relief.

Being the first table at a wedding called up to get dinner at the buffet.

Using all your Scrabble letters in one go.

Eating breakfast very early in the dark of the morning before setting out on an adventure.

Chocolate with little bits of buttery, crunchy toffee in it.

Having the whole row to yourself on an airplane, spreading your belongings out like your own small apartment in the sky.

Remembering your family car growing up, how small you were riding in it, how safe you felt, strapped in securely.

Wandering through a museum gift shop, your mind rich and full with the wonder of the things you’ve seen in the museum.

Someone who talks with their hands, gesturing, gesticulating and waving them wildly.

When you know their verbal tics so well, if they say “Okay, so…” you know they’re about to say something important.

When someone has a really terrible poker face.

Finding yourself at a farmer’s market on a Saturday morning.

A pillow that’s exactly the right height, not too soft, not to firm.

The golden light at the end of the day, washing everything in dreamy warmth.

Getting to know yourself really well as the years pass, becoming your own closest friend.

When your car works perfectly for months and months on end, no problems at all.

Your very favorite emoji and what it means to you when you use it.

Three day weekends that leave you deliciously worn out.

As the plane finally touches down after a long flight, delivering you safe into your own city.



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