As November 2021 fades right into a reminiscence, did you’re taking time to be grateful?
No worries if you happen to didn’t. On daily basis is an effective probability to mirror on issues we must always be glad about.
As all the time, some ideas about my current adventures as mayor of the very best small city in America earlier than I end this thought.
Small Enterprise Saturday was began in 2010 to encourage everybody to recollect small companies once they had been doing their vacation purchasing. This 12 months, like yearly, I hope you keep in mind your mom-and-pop shops not only one Saturday a 12 months however day by day of the 12 months.
Statistics present that $68 of each $100 spent at a neighborhood enterprise stays in the area people in comparison with $43 of each $100 spent at a series retailer. That $68 stays through donations, wages, taxes, native provides and native companies.
It isn’t that chain shops don’t make lots of the identical purchases. They only are inclined to make lots of them outdoors your area people. Yet another stat that I assumed was attention-grabbing earlier than I transfer on is that 99.7% of all U.S. employers are small companies.
Just lately, the thoroughfare committee got here collectively to hammer out the ultimate items of what they wished to see in an ordinance associated to side-by-sides on public roadways. Watching the method at work is all the time satisfying to me as ideas and opinions come collectively to kind a last image that will likely be offered to town council for a vote in December.
This has been many months within the making, and whereas I’m not certain if it can go or not, I’m certain the committee members have labored laborious researching and making ready this doc for all seven members of the council to vote on.
On a cool Wednesday morning, I had an opportunity to work with Bruce from the Division of Public Works. We frolicked gathering yard waste that will likely be composted and hopefully be again in a flowerbed close to you when the time is correct.
A few of the issues I seen had been that whereas plastic baggage make bigger cleanups simpler, many individuals can preserve their yards trying good with a 30-gallon container and an everyday schedule. That 30-gallon container additionally makes it simpler on the backs of the yard waste crew as they arrive out and gather these grass clippings, leaves, outdated crops or no matter natural materials you clear out of your yard.
Thanks, Bruce, for the enjoyable morning, and to the residents, thanks for protecting our group trying nice one yard at a time.
On daily basis, I attempt to be glad about what I’ve and all the wonderful issues I get to see firsthand right here in our group.
At this time, although, I wish to say thanks to all of those that put extra optimistic power into the world than destructive, those that select to see that cup as half full and are grateful that it’s.
Vitality is contagious, and that truth doesn’t discriminate on optimistic power or destructive power. I see those that repeatedly are selling Seymour and attempting to assist others see what an incredible place we name house. Those that won’t but understand it, however they’re a present to somebody, to our group and to the world with the only of actions like a smile or an encouraging phrase.
At this time, I depart you with a double shot of Mom Teresa quotes, and I hope you understand the greatness that you simply already carry inside.
“Each time you smile at somebody, it’s an motion of affection, a present to that individual, an attractive factor.”
“I alone can not change the world, however I can solid a stone throughout the waters to create many ripples.”