374. Fun in the Rain: a kids’ relaxation and calming tale

Dragon is ready for fun in the rain, as the animals visit the cozy cave for warmth. As they relax, a surprise waits in the sky.

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 “Fun in the Rain,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 8:56

Fun in the Rain Excerpt:

A tap, tap, tap sound filled the cave as Dragon watched rain fall to the ground. Remembering the discussion with the raindrops in the cloud, Dragon hurried to the edge of the cave. Dragon looked right. Dragon looked left. There was not enough sunshine for a rainbow today. So, Dragon sat down and enjoyed the soothing sounds of the rain as it tapped on the rock roof of the cozy cave. After relaxing for a while Dragon decided it would be a good day to tidy up the cave. To start, Dragon folded up the colorful quilt neatly on the mossy bed. Then Dragon stacked wood next to the fireplace. The cave was beginning to look better. Dragon roamed further round the cave to find any other items out of place.

Feeling better with a tidy cave, Dragon settled down to watch the rain. Outside, Dragon noticed many forest animals huddled together under large leaves trying to stay dry. Though the plants were happy for the fresh water, the fluffy animals were not. Dragon waved to them and welcomed them into the cozy cave. Soon the cave was filled with bunnies, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, and birds, all shaking themselves dry. Dragon took a deep breath, in and out, and lit a fire in the fireplace to help the cave stay warm and dry.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud, and relax into the feeling of lightness.

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In the press:

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