As November 2021 fades right into a reminiscence, did you’re taking time to be grateful?
No worries in case you didn’t. Day by day is an effective likelihood to replicate on issues we should always be pleased about.
As all the time, some ideas about my current adventures as mayor of the most effective small city in America earlier than I end this thought.
Small Enterprise Saturday was began in 2010 to encourage everybody to recollect small companies after they had been doing their vacation procuring. This yr, like yearly, I hope you keep in mind your mom-and-pop shops not only one Saturday a yr however day-after-day of the yr.
Statistics present that $68 of each $100 spent at an area enterprise stays in the local people in comparison with $43 of each $100 spent at a sequence retailer. That $68 stays by way of donations, wages, taxes, native provides and native companies.
It isn’t that chain shops don’t make lots of the similar purchases. They simply are inclined to make a lot of them exterior your local people. Yet one more stat that I assumed was attention-grabbing earlier than I transfer on is that 99.7% of all U.S. employers are small companies.
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 fulfilling to me as ideas and opinions come collectively to type a last image that will likely be introduced to town council for a vote in December.
This has been many months within the making, and whereas I’m not positive if it’s going to go or not, I’m positive the committee members have labored onerous researching and getting 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 accumulating yard waste that will likely be composted and hopefully be again in a flowerbed close to you when the time is correct.
A number of the issues I observed had been that whereas plastic luggage make bigger cleanups simpler, many individuals can preserve their yards trying good with a 30-gallon container and a daily schedule. That 30-gallon container additionally makes it simpler on the backs of the yard waste crew as they arrive out and accumulate these grass clippings, leaves, previous vegetation 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.
Day by day, I attempt to be pleased about what I’ve and the entire wonderful issues I get to see firsthand right here in our group.
As we speak, although, I need to say thanks to all of those that put extra optimistic power into the world than unfavourable, those that select to see that tumbler as half full and are grateful that it’s.
Vitality is contagious, and that reality doesn’t discriminate on optimistic power or unfavourable power. I see those that usually are selling Seymour and attempting to assist others see what a tremendous place we name residence. Those that won’t but notice 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.
As we speak, I go away you with a double shot of Mom Teresa quotes, and I hope you notice the greatness that you simply already carry inside.
“Each time you smile at somebody, it’s an motion of affection, a present to that particular person, a phenomenal factor.”
“I alone can’t change the world, however I can forged a stone throughout the waters to create many ripples.”