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Impressions by David Maxwell

Happiness is found in a house where hope lives

Hope is an important and essential component of a good and happy life. Hope helps us to define and fine-tune our dreams and it helps us to keep moving in a forward direction toward that brighter light at the end of the tunnel. We just have to keep believing in our dreams and relying on…

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When in doubt, believe!

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, I think we can all appreciate the wisdom in the statement above. No matter what we have done or haven’t done in our lives up until now, we can start today being who we want to…

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ONE purpose, ONE message!

We need to combine our collective voices into a louder and more effective performance of the Song of Seminole County “Your community – Seminole County  – is making some noise and on the verge of great things.” These are words I have heard from three separate out-of-town visitors over the past two weeks. The word is…

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Today is my tomorrow!

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good…

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Wishes for a happy new year to you and yours . . .

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o’ auld lang syne. — Auld Lang Syne, Robert Burns  The words Auld Lang Syne, literally translated from an old Scottish dialect, mean ‘Old Long Ago’ and are about love and friendship in times past. The lyrics in…

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Thank you for putting the merry in my Merry Christmas!

 The holiday season has always been a special time of year for me and my family and this season has again been extra special because of each of you, the citizens of this wonderful community that I am so very proud to call home. Because of the friendships made and generosities extended here in Seminole…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year is one of my favorite holiday songs because of the memories that flood back every time I hear it. From the time my daughter Caroline could stand, and every year since, we have danced to that song on Christmas Eve.  I love the holidays. The holidays are…

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My misfit tradition is alive and well for the 32nd straight year!

At the risk of revealing too much about myself, I am, again this year, going to share another one of my holiday traditions with you.  Our holiday traditions help to make the holidays special and the annual tradition I mentioned in an earlier column of dancing each season with my daughter to the song It’s…

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Thankful for the opportunity to give thanks

“When asked if my cup is half-full or  half-empty my only response is that  I am thankful I have a cup.”  – Sam Lefkowitz On Thursday millions of Americans will sit down for a Thanksgiving meal. It is a day to “give thanks” for all that we have. So on this uniquely American holiday, rooted…

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