783. Grandparents’ Garden: a children’s relaxing story and meditation

Max and Mia help their grandparents with the garden. What vegetables will be ready to pick on this cheerful day?

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:16

Grandparents’ Garden Excerpt:

Sunshine slipped around the delicate lace curtains, painting golden patterns across the floor of the guest room at Grandpa and Grandma Tang’s house.  Mia’s eyes were still heavy with sleep as she blinked and welcomed the morning light.  She turned to look across the room at the other bed, where her brother was still curled up, wrapped tight in a quilt.

“Max?” Mia whispered. “Are you awake yet?”  Mia heard a muffled noise in response. “I couldn’t understand you.  What did you say?” Mia asked.

Max rolled over to look at his sister.  “I said, ‘I am now.’” Max sat up in bed.  He yawned and stretched.

“I’m sorry for waking you up,” Mia apologized, “But now that you are awake, we can ask about helping in the garden!”

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