791. Beautiful Bracelet: a short story and guided meditation for kids

Ruby June makes a friendship bracelet for Lydia with the help of her mom.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:35

Beautiful Bracelet Excerpt:

Ruby June sat in the comfortable couch in the salon, flipping through a glossy hair magazine. The air was filled with the soothing hum of hairdryers and the gentle chatter of stylists working their magic. Ruby June’s mother, Ms. Guerdy, was getting a fresh haircut, and while Ruby June waited for her mom to be finished, she explored the colorful world of hairstyles within the pages of the magazine.

As she turned the pages, Ruby June stumbled upon a picture that caught her eye. The person in the photo had intricate, tight braids that reminded her of her friend Lydia’s beautiful hair. Lydia marked the page so she could come back to it later.

Today’s Meditation: Feel your body fill with love as you imagine a puffin family and think about your own unique family.

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