Episode 63: This One’s Meant Just For You


King size beds, soft horse muzzles, a dream so good you don't want to wake up, creaky old staircases and peeling paint -- it's a Southern Gothic kind of mood today loves, but never fear -- it's another general episode of Everyday Happiness Spells.

A pale slip of light coming in through the heavy curtains.

When your number gets called in a busy waiting room.

Noticing the way paint is peeling off an old iron fence, revealing another color underneath.

When every button in the elevator is lit up.

A good pair of leather boots, worn in and wholly yours.

The small, familiar creaks as you go up an old wooden staircase.

The soft muzzle of a horse, looking for treats in your pockets.

Stopping along the side of the road to take a picture of an abandoned barn.

Making the perfect Pinterest board.

King sized beds.

When someone writes you an actual paper note with something sweet inside meant just for you.

A dream so good you don’t want to fully wake up.

Hearing the music of a live jazz band, suddenly spilling out of an open restaurant door.

Obsessing over a new podcast, counting down the minutes ‘til you can listen to the next episode.

The most tantalizing lobster roll, drenched in butter, the hot dog bun browned to perfection.

Singing Happy Birthday slightly off key, to someone else at dinner.

A pair of headphones that aren’t tangled up.

Watermelon jolly ranchers.

Recognizing your own growth -- when you make a decision that’s hard right now, but benefits you so much later.



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