As November 2021 fades right into a reminiscence, did you are taking time to be grateful?
No worries in the event you didn’t. Day by day is an effective probability to replicate on issues we should always be pleased about.
As at all times, some ideas about my latest adventures as mayor of one of the 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 have 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 daily of the 12 months.
Statistics present that $68 of each $100 spent at an area enterprise stays in the area 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 most of the similar purchases. They only are likely to make a lot of them exterior your area people. Yet one more stat that I believed was fascinating 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 at all times gratifying to me as ideas and opinions come collectively to type a closing image that might be introduced to the town council for a vote in December.
This has been many months within the making, and whereas I’m not positive if it can move or not, I’m positive 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 hung out gathering yard waste that might be composted and hopefully be again in a flowerbed close to you when the time is correct.
Among the issues I observed have been that whereas plastic baggage make bigger cleanups simpler, many individuals can maintain their yards wanting 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 acquire 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 preserving our group wanting 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.
Right now, although, I wish to say thanks to all of those that put extra constructive vitality into the world than destructive, those that select to see that cup as half full and are grateful that it’s.
Power is contagious, and that truth doesn’t discriminate on constructive vitality or destructive vitality. I see those that often are selling Seymour and attempting to assist others see what an incredible place we name dwelling. Those that won’t but notice it, however they’re a present to somebody, to our group and to the world with the best of actions like a smile or an encouraging phrase.
Right now, 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, an attractive factor.”
“I alone can not change the world, however I can solid a stone throughout the waters to create many ripples.”