This is a time to protect ourselves and our communities, and to reflect on what matters most. Our health, clean water, safe and nourishing food, shelter, our society’s infrastructure and service providers, and yes, even the availability of toilet paper are now at the top of everyone’s list. Our access to outdoor activities such as gardening, walking, biking, hiking, swimming, and surfing remind us how important it is to protect the environment and open spaces. We will emerge from these challenging times with the uncommon gift of awareness. We must use our time and energy to protect and enhance our resources, before we forget how important they are.