Skipper Street Sweeper and his driver Marta clean the streets all around town.
Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:07
Sweep Sweep and Away! Excerpt:
Skipper the Street Sweeper was a happy fellow. He just loved cleaning the streets of Ahway Island and keeping the island beautiful for everyone to enjoy. And today was a very exciting day! It was the first of the month, which meant he was going to sweep over by the school and the library, as well as the post office and the grocery store. There usually were very interesting things to see and sweep away when he was cleaning in town.
It was bright and early morning when Marta opened the overhead door to the garage where Skipper was waiting. Marta was his driver and he thought she was such fun to work with. While she was driving, Marta liked to listen to really peppy, cheerful music and Skipper loved the music too. Or sometimes, Marta would just sing or hum a melody and she had such a pretty voice.
Marta also would wave hello to everyone they passed while cleaning the streets. All the friendly waves back made Skipper feel really appreciated.
“Ready to go, buddy?” Marta called as she patted Skipper’s hood. Skipper was so excited he wanted to shout “yes” from the rooftops. He knew exactly what was going to happen next.
Marta hopped into the driver’s seat and rolled down the window of the cab. Skipper’s engine roared to life with a loud VROOOOMMMM and soon they were rolling forward, out of the garage and into the sunlight. Skipper just loved the tickly rumble his engine made.
Today’s Meditation: Feel your body fill with warmth and love as you send your loving energy to the world.
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