Dragon decides to check on the garden and finds Max, Mia, Ian, and Mike, picking vegetables. They realize it’s time to share with the forest animals.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:51

The Biggest Carrot Excerpt:

A warm breeze whistled through the trees outside Dragon’s cave. Hearing the relaxing melody, Dragon smiled and stepped out. The sun warmed Dragon’s skin, and just as Dragon began to feel a little too hot, the gentle breeze cooled Dragon back down. Dragon sat down and relaxed. It was a beautiful day. Dragon took a deep breath, in and out, enjoying the weather. Then Dragon remembered the garden and wondered how it was growing. Dragon decided to go for a visit and hopped up to go to the park.


Dragon wondered if any of the kids would be there. Hoping to see some friends, Dragon walked quickly. After all, it was already the afternoon and if the kids were at the park, they would have to go home pretty soon. Laughter flowed into the forest, carried on the breeze and Dragon smiled. The kids were at the garden. Dragon hurried to the garden listening carefully to guess who was there.


First, Dragon heard a cheerful voice. Dragon guessed that was Mia. An excited but nervous sounding voice followed. Dragon guessed that was Ian. Then Dragon heard an encouraging voice, and guessed that was Max. The last voice Dragon heard was a calm soothing voice. Dragon guessed that was Mike. Dragon skipped out of the forest pretty sure who would be there. And there they were right by the garden. Dragon waved, hurrying over to them.

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

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