Lisa and her parents have fun cleaning up autumn leaves.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:36

Leafy Fun! Excerpt:

Lisa gazed out the window at her front yard. All she could see was leaves. There wasn’t even a glint of green – neither green grass nor green leaves. Instead the ground was a wash of warm, autumnal colors: all shades of brown, sprinkled here and there with pops of red, orange, and golden yellow. Lisa knew what that meant. Time to rake leaves!

Just then her mom walked into her room and said, “Hi, hon! I could use your help with something.”

Lisa turned to look at her mom. “Leaves?”

“How did you know?” Her mom smiled.

Lisa’s dad came into her room, looked out the window, and said “Well, I don’t know, dear. Maybe we should wait. That maple tree still has one leaf on it.”

All three of them laughed, but Lisa said, “You’re silly, dad! But we should really clean the yard today, while the weather’s still good! We could get snow soon!”

Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you from head to toe.

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