344. All Smiles: A bedtime story and guided meditation for kids
After a little nap Dragon discovers a simple smile can brighten up anyone’s day. Before long all of Ahway Island is smiling.
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Story Begins: 9:30
All Smiles Excerpt:
Soft white clouds floated across the brilliantly blue sky. Tucked snugly on top of the fluffiest cloud Dragon stretched. After a refreshing nap Dragon felt ready to play again. Spreading wings wide, Dragon hopped off the cloud and flew towards the forest. As Dragon approached the trees, a familiar melody danced on the warm breeze. Dragon smiled knowing it was Gerry Robin. Dragon spotted the robin on an upper branch of an oak tree. Though she had been singing, Gerry wasn’t smiling. Dragon wondered why. Was she tired, sad, or maybe just content? Dragon flashed a great big grin at the little bird and immediately received a smile back.
Today’s Meditation: Today, notice loving energy flowing through your body, from your feet up to your head.
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