334. Clumsy Kitty: a calming meditation and story

Grubby is a clumsy kitty, but a sweet one. As he investigates everyone’s activities, Grubby makes a bit of a mess. It’s a relief to all when he settles in for a nap.

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Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 10:10

Clumsy Kitty Excerpt:

The gentle rhythm of rain tapped on the roof as the chocolate and cream-colored kitty stared outside. Grubby’s bright blue eyes changed focus from the rain drops trickling off the leaves of the trees to the bright petals of the flowers. Water dripped down the window. The sweet kitty took a deep breath, in and out hoping the plants were enjoying their healthy drink of water. Grubby hoped everyone was sheltered from the rain in a nice cozy spot. Then the little kitty stretched and hopped off the ledge. It was time to explore.

Grubby sprinted down the hall to see what his family was up to. As he passed the study, he heard the squeak of a desk chair. Grubby stopped and tip toed into the room. Dad was looking at something on the desk. The chocolate and cream-colored kitty felt curious. So, Grubby sprang up onto a chair to have a look. The blue-eyed kitty could see there were papers on the table, and wondered what Dad was looking at. Grubby decided to get a closer look. The blue-eyed kitty leapt from the chair onto the table. Grubby landed on the pile of papers. The papers slipped beneath Grubby and, with his momentum, the kitty slid right past Dad and off of the table.

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

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