235. Playful Plow: a relaxing story and mindful relaxation

Sidney Snow Plow has a big day clearing snow, and still makes time to say hi to their friends!

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 “Playful Plow” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 7:26

Playful Plow Excerpt:

Light slipped through the cracks in the garage door.  Sidney the snow plow could see a bit of white and wondered whether he would be going out today.  He had his answer when his driver came into the garage and brushed some big fluffy flakes off of her shoulders and hat.  “Let’s get going.” She said.  “If we start now, we should be able to keep the roads nice and clear.”  Well that answered that. The garage door rolled up and Sidney’s engine rumbled as the driver turned the key.

 

Sidney blinked. It was so bright.  The light reflected off the fluffy flakes as they swirled their way down to the ground.  Before the snow plow’s eyes the world was changing to white.   Sidney slowly drove out of the garage and into the falling snow.  Sidney dropped the plow and began moving the snow.  As he approached the resting snow it began to swirl around on the pavement, sensing the coming plow.

 

When Sidney moved the snow, he could see it flowing off to the side of the road, like it was supposed to, but he could barely feel it.  It was as if Sidney was moving air!

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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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