150. What’s This? a mindful bedtime story

150. What’s This? a mindful bedtime story

What’s this construction project in the forest? The Train is curious and can’t wait until it’s finished.

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 “What’s This?” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

What’s This? Excerpt:

The setting sun painted the clouds in a pinkish hue against the blue sky. Before long the sky would change colors as well, from blue to orange to red to deep blue. The Sparkling Train smiled as it watched the painting in the sky transform with the change in lighting. It was time for the sunset roll. The Sparkling Train slowly pulled out of the station and began to hum along its magnetic tracks, ready to check on everyone as night fell.

The first land the train approached was the beach. The Sparkling Train took a good look and saw that the blue penguins were all parading back to their homes. Slowly, the train approached the beach station. The doors opened with a whoosh and people filed on. As the train waited, it noticed the sand bucket was snuggled into the warm sand, and the palm trees swayed in the gentle breeze. Yes, everything looked fine at the beach. Once everyone was seated, the train continued on with the sunset roll.

Before the Sparkling Train passed into the land where the people lived, it passed through a small section of the enchanted forest. The train looked, hoping to see the dragon again. It was nice to have some company on the starlight ride. The train didn’t see the dragon, but did notice something was going on in that part of the forest. The Sparkling Train decided to look more closely at the magical forest next time, to try to figure it out.

Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you from head to toe.

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In the press:

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