Impressions by David Maxwell

Bullying has to stop, now!

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.” Someone needs to read that quote to every person that has ever been bullied. Seminole County schools are taking bullying seriously, and it is about time each and every one of us did as well. It is an act that should…

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The best rodeo yet arrives next weekend. What’s next?

Whatever it is, let’s dream it, believe in it and then work together to make it happen!   The Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce is alive and kicking and its fourth annual Boots & Roots Rodeo is set to ride into town next weekend for an exciting two-day show. Great things are happening and are planned…

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Let’s reassemble the team and get back to work on the dream

Our day of destruction caused by Hurricane Michael on October 10 changed all of our lives. The morning after that afternoon and evening of terror I walked outside to a shocking scene of the storm’s aftermath and I am not embarrassed to say that I sat down in the middle of the debris – in…

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One purpose, one message

Combining 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 spreading about our efforts…

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Point me in the right direction!

After receiving numerous positive comments about the subject of one of my recent columns, I have reaffirmed two things: One, that my column is actually read and taken as the positive tool of betterment it is written to be, and two, that you, the readers, can help guide me on my ever-changing journey to being…

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When you burn the biscuits, just put more syrup on the table

Life is like an unsharpened pencil. Without a point, its mark is less clear. We have all heard that life should be about the journey and not the preconceived destination. In our quest to make a better tomorrow out of the failures and successes of today, sometimes we need to step back and reassess the direction…

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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 surviving Hurricane Michael’s wrath, all of us now have. Those experiences were brutal.  Each of them knocked…

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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 anyway.…

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Learning to let go is the hardest thing I’ve ever done

I had the most wonderful holiday season that I have ever had. Thanks to my guardian angels in this community, you know who you are, and the priceless quality time spent with my two girls, Kaylee and Caroline, my dog Maggie , my two grand dogs, Brody and Dexter, and grand cats Bert, Miles and…

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