Episode 61: A Compliment That Rings in Your Ears for Hours


That funky vintage lamp at the back of the store, digging through the cupboard to find your favorite mug, the relentless charm of someone who loves themselves and seeing the rainbow reflections pour out of a crystal held to the light -- there's a lot of everyday happiness in this episode.

Details in a painting that look so lifelike, it takes you aback for a moment --

How fearlessly some people put themselves out there, how relentlessly they love.

A project at work that challenges you and excites you at the same time.

Seeing a really funky lamp at a vintage store, imagining how you’d style a room around it.

Digging through your cabinet to find your very favorite mug.

Packing your bag for a vacation, choosing just the right items, imagining yourself wearing or using each thing.

Taking a second to breathe deeply, filling your lungs completely and slowly letting it out. Finding yourself, in the present moment.

Listening to a little kid tell you a joke they just learned, even if it doesn’t make much sense.

People who understand and celebrate your introvert self, when you need them to.

When a friend texts to cancel plans, just as you were debating texting them to cancel.

Coming home to a clean house, clean kitchen, clean floors and rooms.

When someone pays you a compliment that rings in your ears for hours, a chime of warm pride and delight.

Getting the hang of making do with less.

Holding a crystal up to the light, and seeing the rainbow colors shine through, dancing on the wall behind you.

Reading a passage in a book that speaks to something inside of you that you had forgotten.

Releasing and letting go of whatever it is that has been holding you back.

Finding a photograph of your parents in a box of memories, how young they were.

Knowing fully that there is so much to look forward to in even the day to day.

A meal where every bite is better than the last, just melts in your mouth, deliciousness.

Riding in a train next to the ocean, just as the sun begins to set, the delicate tendrils of gold, purple and seafoam green sprawling across the reflective waves.



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, CA. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Amanda Meyncke