Episode 66: The Invisible Thread that Pulls Us Closer


The last parking spot in the lot, a meaningful conversation you weren’t expecting and being true to yourself despite outside pressures. There’s a lot of joy and gratitude in today’s Happiness Spells.

When your favorite TV show is back on after being on hiatus for a long time.

The very last parking spot in a crowded lot.

A meaningful conversation with a Lyft driver that takes you to some very deep places.

Walking by an overgrown garden and seeing a ladybug nestled right in the middle of a rosebud.

Overnight vacations, even if they’re in your own home town.

Choosing a card for someone’s birthday that they will absolutely love.

Pretending to speak with a British accent, just to make yourself laugh.

A good pair of walking shoes that never give you blisters.

When a baseball game goes into extra innings and the crowd gets super intense about it.

Movie theater popcorn, hot and buttery.

Knowing that being true to yourself is more important than trying to impress other people.

Grabbing a last minute ticket to see a band you’ve always loved.

Learning how to swim, that instant you kick off from the edge of the pool and feel so free.

That invisible thread that pulls you gently towards someone else and you know they feel it too.

A bunch of bright yellow bananas, all piled together at the grocery store.

Puffy pink clouds dancing across the sky, lined with gold -- the stuff of Botticelli’s dreams.

Choosing to see the good in the present moment, instead of longing to be somewhere else.


Happiness Spells 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