568. I Can Help: a soothing story and guided meditation

Henrietta Hippo, Giselle Giraffe, and Oliver Elephant go for a walk and each use their special abilities to help each other have a good time.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:09

I Can Help Excerpt:

It was a beautiful autumn afternoon at the Ahway Island Animal Sanctuary where  Henrietta Hippo patiently waited under the big maple tree near the pond she called home. The tree above her was covered with bright red leaves. As Henrietta  waited, she paced around the tree, staring up into the branches. Autumn was Henrietta’s favorite season because the leaves on the trees turned all sorts of pretty colors like yellow, orange, and red.


As Henrietta gazed at the tree, enjoying the beautiful sight, she heard her name being called.


“We’re here, Henrietta!” Giselle Giraffe called out, trotting closer to the tree. Oliver Elephant followed just behind her.

Today’s Meditation: Feel calm and relaxed as you imagine a baby elephant and its mama.

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