Well, not nothing. That would be bad for a lot of reasons. Hygiene out in the woods is something that must be considered, but how should someone go about ensuring that all the nooks and crannies are at an acceptable level? It depends on a few different things.
One of the only remaining places that people are permitted to visit, other than grocery stores and gas stations, are local parks. These local sanctuaries offer escape from the monotony of what feels like Groundhog Day. The problem is they are overflowing with visitors. How can this be a problem? Most parks and recreation managers would tell you that they would kill for their venues to be flooded with guests. Heavy participation brings awareness to the environment, provides healthy benefits to mind, body, and soul; and increases the chances of more financial support to maintain and improve existing spaces.
Today marks the first day of spring and hints of it are everywhere. New buds are popping. Grass is greener. Life is on full display. Choosing to ignore this can be detrimental to our mindsets. This is not a fanciful dream that ignores the negative, but rather an alternate reality we can participate in. Viewing our world in a light that is not gloom and doom can provide an energy that is uplifting and bright.
Hope From the Trail
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