Trying to convince others to cherish the same things we do isn't always an easy thing to do. I would spend the entire day outside in the summertime, my family...not so much. The best way to coax them out is to share the love of nature by sheer persistence. I pushed my children as long as I could in a stroller so that I could continue taking my long walks every day. When we go to our cottage it is a little easier to convince them to go for hikes in the amazing wooded areas surrounding the lake. There is just nothing to compare to being outdoors on a beautiful day especially in the spring when everything is coming back to life.