The Appalachian Trail is 2,191miles - it is long and strenuous!! Undertaking something like the AT, which feels so big and challenging, requires taking each day as it comes and adapting and adjusting as needed. How do you decide what is essential to carry when every ounce makes a difference? How do you keep a positive mindset in below zero temperatures with frozen shoes? Kindness and generosity from strangers along the 2,191 miles can make the difference between reaching Mt Katahdin (the northern terminus of the AT), or giving up part way to the trials and tribulations of the trail. Taking the time to do something kind or recognize somebody else’s hard work, can be a huge motivator not only on the AT, but in our daily lives as well.