712. Stunning Sandcastle: a relaxing story and meditation

Kareena is determined to build a magnificent sandcastle while she’s at the beach!

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:00

Stunning Sandcastle Excerpt:

The sun was shining brightly on Ahway Island. It was still quite early, but Kareena and Kamala were awake and buzzing with excitement for the beach day ahead. The twins had both been tossing and turning in their bunk beds, and every time one of them moved, the bed creaked loudly. Finally, Kareena whispered, “Kamala, are you awake? I can’t sleep!”
Kamala whispered back, “Yes, I’m awake. I can’t sleep either!” They giggled quietly to themselves.
Their mom, Mrs. Chand, had planned a fun day out for the three of them, as their dad and their brother Kumar were spending the day at Kumar’s swim meet. Kareena was particularly excited, as she was determined to build an enormous sandcastle.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine drawing gentle shapes in the soothing sand as you relax before today’s story.

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Thanks for taking a break with us on Ahway Island. See you soon!