White fluffy clouds dotted the blue sky and sunshine sparkled on the freshly watered plants. A breeze gently ruffled through the branches of the trees, making the leaves flutter. Lydia looked out of the window at the bright blue sky. It was a magnificent day! She began to think of all the fun things she could do outside. She could swing, draw a picture, walk, write a story, ride her bike, or read a book. But just then, her dad walked in carrying some paper, two old shirts, and four colorful containers. “I thought today might be a good day for finger painting!” he said excitedly.
Lydia’s face lit up with a smile. “Ooh, that sounds fantastic! May we paint outside?”
“That is a great idea,” her dad said. “But first, let’s make sure our clothes don’t get dirty. Here’s a smock for you.” Lydia’s dad held out one of the old shirts. Lydia put it on and laughed. The shirt was so big it covered her knees, and the sleeves were hanging off her hands. Her dad laughed as well.
Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud, and relax into the feeling of lightness.
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