Emerson White wrote:
In the era where you can buy a mile worth of rope for a weeks wages I don't think receiving it would have the same impact.
Very interesting idea! I'm thinking any activity that allows a person to create something of value for the larger community would give a person a sense of connection and possibly redemption. It doesn't have to be Nature Therapy, just productive. Like being tasked (and taught) to build 20 toy boxes for a local daycare center, paint a mural on a public wall, bake 100 loaves of bread--or better make 200 mini-pretzels (do you know how challenging it is to master that simple twist-flip technique of the perfect pretzel??) You get the idea. Just make it something the person and the community could point to in remembrance and appreciation for all it entailed.