466. Bubbles in the Bowl: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

466. Bubbles in the Bowl: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Gavin Goldfish wants to communicate with his family so he tries blowing bubbles at them!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 9:15

Bubbles in the Bowl Excerpt:

A warm light settled on the little sandcastle as Gavin the Goldfish swam around his tank. Noticing the flickering light, the little goldfish stopped to look towards the fireplace. Sure enough, there was a cozy fire going. It must have just been lit. The flames leaped up around the carefully stacked logs. Gavin swayed his long flowing tail from side to side to keep him glued to that spot. The little goldfish loved to watch the flames dance. They were so graceful and fluid, much like the seaweed in his tank. But the seaweed didn’t glow or pop. Gavin loved to hear the crackle of sparks as they flew up into the air, like glittery popcorn.


While the little goldfish watched the cozy fire, he noticed a fire extinguisher resting next to the fireplace. He felt happy his people were being safe with the fire. Gavin circled his tank slowly, watching as the flames shortened and relaxed until they were just a warm glow around the logs. Before long, there was nothing left but glowing embers in the fireplace.


Gavin shivered as the temperature in his tank cooled slightly, without the warmth from the fire. He wanted to let his people know he felt cold. But how would he tell them? After pacing the tank, back and forth, back and forth, the little goldfish came up with an idea. Gavin swam up to the water’s surface and took a big gulp of air. Then he quickly swam over to the thermometer in the tank. The little goldfish blew a barrage of bubbles at the glass. “pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop.” Mom heard and walked over to the tank.

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

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