“I definitely have become more appreciative of nature.”

The other question I wanted to answer today was about nature, you know, I adopted the dog a couple of weeks ago, our second dog. It has just been–I felt that adopting my first dog was just value add, complete value add, just by virtue of her being with us. The value add though that comes with the second dog is that you really have to have a little bit more structure. I mean, also they entertain each other and you know, that’s nice too, but it’s been really important to me that we all take walks together. It’s been an excuse to have my son move his body a little bit cause we definitely have days where we’re just kind of lounging all day, you know, we’ll eat meals together but other than that, we’re sort of on our screen some days. So just taking walks and — and being together as a little pack and — and of course, walks are good for you cause you get to be outside. I definitely have become more appreciative of nature. My son and I have a plan to get into foraging. He went out of town for two weeks with his Dad, but when we get back, we’re going to start learning about the plants in our backyard and what’s edible and what’s medicinal and what not. So, yeah, I think that because going outside is like a safe option, or safer option, and also one of the only options, you have no choice but to try it out. And I think I wouldn’t be surprised if most people found that it did them some good and that they appreciated it more. It’s certainly been what I found.

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