787. The Bird Feeder: a meditation and soothing child’s tale

Liam and his mom make a bird feeder to help out a blue jay in the winter.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:06

The Bird Feeder Excerpt:

The chilly breath of winter painted Ahway Island with a frosty charm.  The snow sparkled in the morning sunlight. Liam sat by the window finishing his glass of juice after a delicious breakfast.  He looked out at the snow and saw the remnants of the fort he’d build with his parents the other day.  The sun was doing its best to melt it away.  Liam thought maybe he’d go outside to play today and fix up the fort.  Maybe his mom would even join him for a snowball fight later.

As Liam looked out, he noticed a patch of blue against the white of the snow.  There was a little blue jay hopping around in the yard, poking at the ground.  Liam watched it explore for a while, wondering what the bird was doing.  Was it looking for something?

Today’s Meditation: Relax as you imagine sunlight warming you as you lie in a grassy meadow.

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