807. The Noisy Machine: a bedtime story and meditation story for kids

Missy the dog has a fun day filled with sunshine, a cozy bath, and a noisy new tool that, at first, seems scary but turns out to be helpful with cleaning!

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:27

The Noisy Machine Excerpt:

It was a bright, warm afternoon on Ahway Island. Missy Dog was home alone, resting her head on the arm of her comfy, brown sofa. As she looked out the window, she watched the birds swoop from tree to tree and listened to the playful cheering of the neighborhood kids in the distance. Missy enjoyed the radiant sunlight warming her face.

As Missy sat there, basking in the lovely glow of her forever home, her ears perked up. She recognized the sound of the garage door opener and the low, quiet hum of a car engine. Someone was home! Missy leapt off the sofa and quickly dashed over to the door to the garage. As the jingle of keys reached the lock, Missy pressed her nose to the crack in the door, hoping to get a better whiff of the person holding the keys.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud, and relax into the feeling of lightness.

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