My neighborhood installed a nature trail a few years back. At the time, I remember being annoyed that my HOA dues were paying for something we weren’t even given the option to vote on. This year, however, I have seen the value of it.
It’s not a big space. I can walk through it in less than two minutes. But I can also take my time. I can observe. I can breathe deeply (not too deeply, mind you – it’s basically a swamp) and feel the stress begin to melt away.
It’s a small respite, but I’ll take it.