Enough they said! We have a meeting to go to. You start again tomorrow, but with the whole office. I went from a feeling of utter failure to hope and sweet gratitude in less than a minute.
Today I gave my presentation to Cali City officials from the planning and participation department. We got about half way through. This time it was because they had such amazing questions.
- How do we communicate this when some people will resist happiness?
- What if we do this for the staff in the department, then the city staff, then work with some community organizations before launching it city wide?
- Do we have to follow the model of Bhutan? (NO! Do what suits you best! There is no prescription)
Later I meet with Jorge and his colleage from the planning department. He speaks in the sort of hushed tone that draws you in. We discuss the difference between objective and subjective indicators and how the City of Cali might blend their current data collection questions with The Happiness Initiatives.
Some days things happen that make life worth while. On those days, its so nice to just enjoy each moment, revel in the present and just relax.
Posted by Laura Musikanski ED of HI