Episode 68: The Moment Before Everything Changes


Salt and vinegar potato chips, people who are always on time, wrinkly puppies, and a secret handshake that leaves you breathless and laughing.

A super wrinkly English Bulldog puppy.

Salt and vinegar potato chips.

Painting an old piece of furniture, making it new again.

When someone else takes out the trash and does the dishes.

Helping your friend pick out a name for their baby.

Holding hands gently as you walk down the street.

Seeing pictures of Meghan Markle, anytime, anyplace.

Discovering how to spend time alone.

Learning how to say “no,” to some things.

When you’re running late, but manage to arrive on time.

Feeling yourself get better at something, day by day.

A hug where neither person wants to let go first.

People who are always on time.

A worn-in pair of house slippers.

Feeling sweaty after a hard workout.

Not getting sick, even if everyone else around you gets sick.

Really beautiful tile in a public bathroom.

No lines at airport security.

Making up a secret handshake.

The moment right before everything changes, when you see it coming, when you feel it in the air, and you know everything will be different, soon.



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