208. BCAI: Thankful Dragon: a soothing relaxation and kid’s bedtime story

Dragon relaxes and thinks about the forest animals. Feeling grateful, Dragon plans a party.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Thankful Dragon” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final Dragon Breath: 8:00

Thankful Dragon Show Excerpt:

Sunshine streamed into the cave and softly flickered across the dragon’s eyes, waking the gentle beast.  The dragon smiled, happy to start the day.  As the dragon stretched, its tail unwound and lengthened.


The dragon took a deep breath in and out and admired its comfy cave.  The paintings were still up from the dragon’s art show.  It had been fun showing the other animals all the other lands the dragon had discovered by following the sparkling solar train.


The happy dragon thought, it would be nice to have the animals visit again to show how much they were appreciated.  Yes, a party to show thanks!  And there was so much to be grateful for.  The dragon decided to go for a little walk to think a bit more about this gratitude party.


The dragon felt so grateful that the animals in the enchanted forest were kind to each other.  Then, two toads slowly hopped across the dragon’s path.  It was Tanner and Tad!  The kind dragon smiled, remembering the story of how Tad and Tanner first met.


The two toads, now best friends, had almost missed out on that opportunity because Tanner had initially assumed Tad was ignoring him.

Today’s Meditation: Feel your body fill with warmth and love as you send your loving energy to the world.

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In the press:

Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

We’re reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, Sassy Mama Singapore recommends us for limiting screen-time while sheltering at home, and Haven Magazine Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of School Library Journal for listing us as one of “8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!”


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