566. A Better Day: a bedtime story and relaxation for kids

Bianca Polar Bear feels bored but her friend Beau Beluga helps her have a better day.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:30

A Better Day Excerpt:

It was a grey and breezy day. The wind blew all around the white snow on the Northern part of Ahway Island. The only animal to be seen outside in the blanket of white snow was Bianca Polar Bear. Bianca walked slowly around, occasionally kicking up the powdery snow that fell back to the ground like tiny bits of sugar.


Usually, Bianca would jump and play in the snow but today Bianca felt bored. She wasn’t sure why, but she just didn’t know what she wanted to do today. She sat in her den for a while, trying to take a nice, relaxing nap, but she felt restless. Usually, Bianca was very good at entertaining herself. She would play with the penguins on the ice or in the snow by herself. She even enjoyed housework: she especially liked to dig out her den whenever the wind blew too much snow around it. But today, Bianca didn’t feel like doing any of those things.

Today’s Meditation: Relax as you imagine sunlight warming you as you lie in a grassy meadow.

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