As November 2021 fades right into a reminiscence, did you are taking time to be grateful?
No worries when you didn’t. On daily basis is an effective likelihood to mirror on issues we must always be glad about.
As at all times, some ideas about my latest 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 procuring. This 12 months, like yearly, I hope you bear in mind your mom-and-pop shops not only one Saturday a 12 months however on daily basis 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 by way of 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 local people. Another stat that I believed was attention-grabbing earlier than I transfer on is that 99.7% of all U.S. employers are small companies.
Not too long ago, 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 satisfying to me as ideas and opinions come collectively to kind a closing image that will likely be offered 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’s going to go or not, I’m positive the committee members have labored laborious 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 hung out gathering 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 seen 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 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 neighborhood trying nice one yard at a time.
On daily basis, I attempt to be glad about what I’ve and all the superb issues I get to see firsthand right here in our neighborhood.
In the present day, although, I wish to say thanks to all of those that put extra constructive vitality into the world than adverse, those that select to see that tumbler as half full and are grateful that it’s.
Power is contagious, and that truth doesn’t discriminate on constructive vitality or adverse vitality. I see those that usually 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 neighborhood and to the world with the best of actions like a smile or an encouraging phrase.
In the present day, I depart 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 individual, an exquisite factor.”
“I alone can’t change the world, however I can solid a stone throughout the waters to create many ripples.”