139. Little Loons: a mindful children’s story

139. Little Loons: a mindful children’s story

Leland the loon teaches his little loons how to take care of themselves and notice what others are feeling.

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Narrator: Male

Little Loons Excerpt:

The waters on the lake sat peaceful and still. A gentle mist danced across the smooth surface, circling rocks and reeds. Through the peaceful calm a gentle song surfaced. Leland Loon called to his baby chicks. It was time for them to come back to the nest and eat. The little loons stopped exploring the smooth surface of the lake and listened. They heard their papa’s call and began to follow the sound of his song. The little loons felt hungry and were ready for dinner. The loons hooted back to their papa. Listening carefully, Leland hooted again, so that the little ones would know where to go. Slowly the five little loons floated into view. As they came closer together, one little loon bumped into her brothers.

“Sorry,” she said, lowering her head. “I’m just so hungry.”

Her brother sighed. “You always run into us.”

“I know,” she said. “There’s just always something exciting to see or listen to. I get distracted.”

Leland smiled. He knew how she felt. There were a lot of wondrous things to see and hear in the world.

“Luna, when you finish your dinner, come see me.”

“OK,” Luna said.

The 5 little loons ate their dinner, and with a full belly little Luna coasted over to Leland.

“Luna, you are right. There is a lot to see and hear. I understand your curiosity. It’s great. I would like to show you how to pay attention to what is happening right around you at the same time. Do you know why?”

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