Impressions by David Maxwell

It’s time to dance!

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.   -Vivian Greene In my life I have dealt with personal hardships of varying degrees, as I am sure, after more than a year now of dealing with the survival of Hurricane Michael’s wrath, all of us now have. Those…

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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…

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A new year and a new you in 2020

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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We need to put a little more Thanksgiving in our Christmas

As this holiday season is speeding by like an out of control freight train I find myslef reflecting back just three short weeks ago to when I was having an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope, as you read this column, you reflect back on the wonderful one you had as well. My Thanksgiving began…

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My misfit tradition is alive and well for the 28th 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 the…

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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. As I mentioned in an earlier column, from the time my daughter Caroline could stand, and every year since, we have danced to that song on Christmas Eve. …

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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 in…

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Make the holidays brighter this year in Seminole County Shop at home!

The holiday season has unofficially arrived, and as we begin the stressful time of shopping for that perfect gift, let’s make a serious effort to start and finish our holiday shopping right here at home. Dollars spent out of town are gone forever, while dollars spent here at home are recirculated to the benefit of…

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