It is nice when things fall into place. Like today…. it is a holiday for me and it is my birthday. Of course, the weather didn’t get the memo so I can’t do any of that outdoorsy stuff I wanted to do. However, all is not lost. I have gotten a few things accomplished, it has been relaxing so far, I plan to make my do-gooder blood donation to the Red Cross this afternoon, and we are going out for dinner and to a Renee Fleming concert this evening. Not a bad birthday, as I can ignore the occasional thunderstorm.
Things are kinda the same in economic development. Stuff sometimes just falls into place. Other things are out of one’s hands. You can plan some good things. And to make it all work, you have to negotiate and not be paralyzed by the noise, the negative forces, and the harsh environment while one works toward sustainable, long-term economic development.
And as I give my pint of blood this afternoon, I’ll be thinking about how sometimes you have to endure a little pain to make things better for the next person.