By Rikki Schwab
Winthrop Town Marshal
As human beings we often fight change. This is because we get into routines that are familiar and comfortable. As our bodies adjust we continue moving forward in this stage of comfort that when disrupted can cause us stress. In trying to avoid being uncomfortable, we create more stress in our internal environments.
With that said, change can be a good thing sometimes. Other times it is a reminder that something is not right, or that we need to make necessary adjustments that, of course, feel uncomfortable.
This is the season that we need to lock our homes and vehicles. This is a temporary uncomfortable change, but a necessary one. In leaving our property unsecured, we create an environment where others can survive off of our hard earned possessions. We will call this “feeding the deer.” Our initial intent in doing this is routine, and being comfortable, but we aren’t thinking of the consequences. Watch out for your neighbor and their property, watch out for yourselves, and remember, let’s not feed the deer.