Impressions by David Maxwell

Our heroes and the actions that define them

This past week as we were putting together the Memorial Day tribute for this week’s edition, one question kept popping into my head. With each photograph that came in of a veteran and with each story submitted of heroic, courageous and selfless acts, I kept asking myself, “Could I have done what they did?  Could…

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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 – especially in these sheltering and socially separated days. No matter what we have done or haven’t done in our lives up until now, we…

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Happy Unconditional Love Day, a.k.a. Mother’s Day

The title of Mother alone is synonymous with unconditional love. Sunday is the day to celebrate that love and to honor the mothers in our lives for all they selflessly give or have given to their families, their communities and society as a whole. Whether her children are small or all grown up, a mother’s…

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Our businesses need our support, now more than ever

“Do you remember all of those local businesses you asked to give a donation for your team, fundraiser, event, organization, or club? They’re calling in the favor. Answer the call.” So far, thank God, the number of COVID-19 cases in Seminole County has been kept down because we have been following the rules and living safely – staying six…

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Where there is help, there is hope

Thank you to the people who are working to save lives and keep our community safe during this pandemic. As our community, our country and our world continue to confront an unprecedented crisis, one inspiring trend is emerging — people everywhere want to help. In fact, right now, searches for ’how to help’ healthcare workers,…

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New hopes, new dreams and . . . new beginnings!

Learning to celebrate the meaning of Easter every single day for the rest of your life. Sunday, April 12th is Easter, and as we all – in shelter in place separated isolation – prepare to look and act our best on that one day, here’s a thought. How about we spread it out and celebrate the reasons for…

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A humorous look at punctuation errors

With all of the not-very-funny stuff happening in our community and our world these days I decided to take a moment for some humor. Recently as I was researching details and facts on meaning what you mean for an upcoming column, I ran across the following and thought now was as good of time as…

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Stay informed, and stay safe Seminole County

Our world looks a lot different today than it did a week ago. Sports arenas and fields across the country sit empty. Theaters and other entertainment venues have gone dark. Roads that used to be bogged down in traffic are barely traveled. The Coronavirus has changed the way we live for the time being. Social…

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Get mentally motivated and Spring Clean your mind!

Spring officially begins next Thursday, March 19th; so what are we all waiting for?  Let’s Spring clean our minds of old worn out thoughts and feelings that keep us stuck in a Wintery state of mind.  Let’s unclutter our emotional closets! Clean out your Mental Cobwebs – Along with cleaning out the closets, Spring is…

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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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