415. Mesmerizing Ribbons: a bedtime meditation and story

Be Calm on Ahway Island
Be Calm on Ahway Island
415. Mesmerizing Ribbons: a bedtime meditation and story

Prince Grey Kitty enjoys the beautiful colors in his world.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new stories this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Mesmerizing Ribbons,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 11:08

Mesmerizing Ribbons Excerpt:

“What a beautiful summer afternoon!” thought Prince Grey Kitty. He was perched in his favorite viewing spot, the windowsill of the great window in the front room. He gazed out of the window and relished the picture before his eyes. The world seemed especially colorful today. The sun shone brightly, and the sky was a beautiful azure blue, dotted with just a few pure white clouds. The trees seemed extra beautiful, with their green leaves swaying ever so slightly in the summer breeze. The movement of the leaves and branches created ever-changing patterns on the ground below as the sunlight filtered through. Along the edges of the yard, the oleanders were in full bloom, with patches of flowers in white, pink, and fuchsia.

On the front porch, which Prince Grey could see from his big window, Prince Grey’s Human had placed containers of bright orange and yellow hibiscus and had hung long planters full of deep red geraniums on the porch railings. Two big pots of purple lavender were placed in the corners of the porch steps. Everywhere he looked, Prince Grey saw beautiful colors. They made him think of his favorite toy, ribbons! His Human had many ribbons and she seemed to think that their purpose was to be made into crafting projects, but Prince Grey knew they were really for him to play with.

Today’s Meditation: Feel calm and relaxed as you send kind energy to your heart.

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In the press:

Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

We’re reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, Sassy Mama Singapore recommends us for limiting screen-time while sheltering at home, and Haven Magazine Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of School Library Journal for listing us as one of “8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!”

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