Dragon is inspired by a story about the enchanted forest sharing roots and growing closer together.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Sharing Roots” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Sharing Roots Excerpt:

The animals gathered at the cozy cave, eager to hear about the train and the new lands the dragon had been exploring. The dragon yawned, feeling very tired, and took a deep dragon breath, in and out. The dragon could see the curiosity on the animals’ faces and decided to tell them about the train. So the dragon took a deep breath in and out and through the flickering flames, showed everyone the train, with people moving on and off. Then the dragon took another dragon breath in and out and through the flowing fire, showed the people getting off and on again in a different place. The place looked very different to the forest animals.

“Oh! So that’s what the train does,” Sachi the Snake said. “It carries people from place to place. But what is that place they are going to?”

The dragon smiled and took one more deep dragon breath, in and out. A book appeared in the fire and opened, with a question mark following. The dragon looked at Odin, the great horned owl, with a smile and a flutter of eyelids.

The gentle owl smiled and said, “I would be happy to tell a story.”

So the owl began, reminding all the animals of the unity in the forest.

Today’s Meditation: Gently sway like the graceful willow tree in today’s meditation.

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