As November 2021 fades right into a reminiscence, did you’re taking time to be grateful?
No worries for those who didn’t. Day-after-day is an effective probability to replicate on issues we should always be glad about.
As at all times, some ideas about my current adventures as mayor of the perfect 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 every single day of the 12 months.
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 providers.
It isn’t that chain shops don’t make most of the similar purchases. They simply are inclined to make a lot of them outdoors your area people. Another stat that I believed was fascinating 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 pleasing to me as ideas and opinions come collectively to kind a remaining image that will probably be introduced to the town council for a vote in December.
This has been many months within the making, and whereas I’m not certain if it is going to move or not, I’m certain the committee members have labored exhausting 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 accumulating yard waste that will probably 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 baggage make bigger cleanups simpler, many individuals can preserve 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 gather 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 wanting nice one yard at a time.
Day-after-day, I attempt to be glad about what I’ve and the entire superb issues I get to see firsthand right here in our group.
At the moment, although, I wish to say thanks to all of those that put extra optimistic vitality into the world than adverse, those that select to see that cup as half full and are grateful that it’s.
Power is contagious, and that reality doesn’t discriminate on optimistic vitality or adverse vitality. I see those that frequently are selling Seymour and making an attempt to assist others see what an incredible place we name house. Those that may not 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.
At the moment, 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 attractive factor.”
“I alone can not change the world, however I can solid a stone throughout the waters to create many ripples.”