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 grateful for.
As all the time, 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 after they have 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 day by day 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 series retailer. That $68 stays through donations, wages, taxes, native provides and native providers.
It isn’t that chain shops don’t make lots of the identical purchases. They only are inclined to make a lot 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.
Lately, the thoroughfare committee got here collectively to hammer out the ultimate items of what they needed to see in an ordinance associated to side-by-sides on public roadways. Watching the method at work is all the time pleasing to me as ideas and opinions come collectively to type a ultimate image that will probably be offered 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 would go or not, I’m certain the committee members have labored exhausting 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 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 have been that whereas plastic luggage make bigger cleanups simpler, many individuals can maintain 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, previous crops or no matter natural materials you clear out of your yard.
Thanks, Bruce, for the enjoyable morning, and to the residents, thanks for retaining our group trying nice one yard at a time.
Day by day, I attempt to be grateful for what I’ve and the entire superb issues I get to see firsthand right here in our group.
In the present day, although, I wish to say thanks to all of those that put extra constructive power into the world than destructive, 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 constructive power or destructive power. I see those that frequently are selling Seymour and attempting to assist others see what a tremendous 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.
In the present day, I depart you with a double shot of Mom Teresa quotes, and I hope you notice the greatness that you just 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’t change the world, however I can forged a stone throughout the waters to create many ripples.”