556. Sweeter Than Honey: a relaxing story and meditation for kids

Bernie Bear is looking forward to getting honey from his friends the bees, but ends up getting something even better.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:00

Sweeter Than Honey Excerpt:

It was a sunny autumn morning on Ahway Island. Within the Ahway Island Forest, the breeze gently blew on the orange and red leaves of the maple trees, making them swirl and dance like ballerinas on a stage. An orange leaf spun and flipped before landing gently in front of Bernie Bear’s nose. Bernie yawned (yawn) and stretched. Today was going to be a good day, he thought.


Bernie stepped out of his den and said “Good morning!” to the sun, the leaves, and the green grass.


“Good morning, sun. Good morning leaves,” Bernie said cheerily.

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

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