217. Lights Out!: a relaxing bedtime story for kids

The lights are out! Theresa and Joe will have to change their night time routine. What will they do?

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 “Lights out!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final Dragon Breaths: 7:02

Lights Out! Excerpt:

Wind whistled around the house as Theresa gazed at the sunset through the window.  She felt amazed by the beauty of the changing colors. The sun was now a deep red, about to disappear until tomorrow morning.  As she watched the scattered clouds changed from white to pink and now were beginning to fade against the dark blue sky.


The moon grew brighter, and then all she saw was the reflection of the room behind her.  Theresa turned to say something and saw her big brother Joe resting on the couch, holding a book.  He had turned on the light so he could continue reading.  Oh well, Theresa could find another spot to look at the stars.


Joe hadn’t noticed his sister’s reaction.  He was captivated by his book. Joe had continued to read as he fumbled for the light.  Now completely engaged in the story, Joe barely noticed the light flicker as the wind rattled the windows.  Then it happened.


The lights went out!  Joe closed his book with a thump and a deep sigh feeling frustrated.

Today’s Meditation: Today, notice loving energy flowing through your body, from your feet up to your head.

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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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