591: The Big Race: a calming meditation and story for kids

Brian and his friends have a great time racing around Brian’s neighborhood.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:18

The Big Race Excerpt:

It was a beautiful day on Ahway Island. The birds happily sang their songs in the lush, green trees. The big bright sun welcomed everyone on Ahway Island to come outside and have fun. Today was an absolutely perfect day to play outside, Brian thought as he sat in Winfield Wheelchair at the kitchen table eating his cereal and staring out the window.


Today would be an exciting day. Brian was going to play with his best friends Anora and Javier. The last time he had seen Anora in class, she told him that she had a special surprise for him. Anora always loved to surprise Brian and Javier with amazing ideas.


As Brian was finished his cereal, the doorbell rang. Brian’s mom answered it.


“Hello, Javier! Hello Anora!” Brian’s mom said.

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

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In the press:

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See you next time on Ahway Island!