Episode 64: A Gift that Delights You, Through and Through


Ice cream cones handed out warmly, movies you can blaze through in 10 minutes, jungle filled front yards and singing in perfect harmony with someone we love — there are many beautiful happinesses and these ones are ours.

The way someone lovingly wraps a napkin around an ice cream cone before handing it to you.

Tall leafy hedges that go all the way around a building, trimmed so carefully into a boxy shape.

A Casio watch with calculator built into it.

Watching a movie you love all on fast forward, just to get a taste of it without seeing the whole thing.

Birds of paradise flowers, all orange and purple, sharp points and broad green leaves.

Singing and harmonizing with someone else, your voices coming together to make something more.

Discovering you’ve become more mature and less petty, in some very important ways.

Walking down the street and seeing handprints and names written in the concrete from decades ago.

Jungle front yards where you can barely see the house, just a small walkway, the rest of the yard filled with a profusion of trees and plants galore.

The tv show Russian Doll and how incredibly good it is.

The day after a teeth cleaning, how wonderful your mouth feels.

A community art show where everyone is talking, laughing and looking at the art they all made.

Completing a really difficult yoga class, how rewarding it is to pack up your mat and head home.

When someone knows your coffee order and brings you a coffee without you having to ask.

Peanut butter toast.

Bright, generous sunshine after a few days of rain.

Being able to fix a small problem on your own, replacing a battery or tightening a handle.

When boats have funny joke names that take you a second to get.

When you feel healthy in your body, no aches or pains or injuries.

Getting someone in your life a small gift that you know will delight them through and though.


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