614: Wishful Waiting: a mindful children’s story

Britney Love learns how to be patient with her dad at the Ahway Island Animal Shelter.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:52

Wishful Waiting Excerpt:

It was a sunny day on Ahway Island. The wind was cool and strong, gently carrying blue birds and green leaves around Britney Love’s neighborhood. Britney was sitting at the kitchen table, eating her favorite breakfast food: Waffles! Britney loved helping her dad make waffles in the morning. It always meant that the day was going to be extra special.


Today, Britney and her dad were going to the Ahway Island Animal Shelter. In their previous town, Britney’s dad had liked to volunteer at the local shelter and bring Britney along, which meant she got to look at or even carefully play with all the animals. Britney loved animals. She was always so happy to see all the gentle creatures who lived in the shelter. Today, she was even more excited than usual, because it was her first time visiting the Animal Shelter on Ahway Island.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine you are a twinkling star, receiving and sending energy through the universe in today’s meditation.

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