823. Drifting Dandelion: a story and guided meditation for kids

Fionn the dandelion seed goes on an unexpected journey through the air. Where will he land?

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:50

Drifting Dandelion Excerpt:

It was a cool, sunny morning in the Ahway Island forest. The calm creek trickled water downstream. Birds chirped playfully, coasting from tree to tree, and the sun shined brightly. A gentle breeze carried the aroma of local wildflowers. In the thick, green grass, a bed of once bright yellow dandelions had transformed into a blanket of white, fuzzy seeds clustered together around each flowerhead in the shape of snowballs. Among the hundreds of seeds was Fionn, who was just now seeing the beauty of the forest for the first time.

As Fionn opened his eyes, he gasped as he took in the beauty of the world he had only heard until now. The sapphire sky contrasted brilliantly against the verdant canopy of the forest made Fionn sigh in awe.

Today’s Meditation: Feel calm and relaxed as you imagine a baby elephant and its mama.

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