775. A Storm and a Story: a calming nap time story with a positive message

After a frightening thunder storm, Dragon’s friends come to visit and ask for a story.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:41

Dozing Dragon Excerpt:

Raindrops dripped from the leaves in the enchanted forest. It was a soft lullaby, and Dragon sat by a patch of mushrooms, tap-tap-tapping paws to the soothing rhythm. Dragon didn’t mind getting a little wet once in a while. This rain was just a gentle shower. But then, the rain began to pour more rapidly, and the soft tapping turned into a loud drumbeat. Soon, the forest echoed with a loud rumble, followed by a crash and a flash of lightning. The clouds were thundering.

The sudden noises were startling, and Dragon jumped up and swiftly zipped back home, curling into a tight ball with eyes and ears covered. The little dragon felt safer in the darkness. Meanwhile, the crashing song of the rain started to relax, and eventually, it ceased.

Today’s Meditation: Picture floating in the safe and comforting waters of a tranquil pool.

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