Impressions by David Maxwell

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, referencing the city’s e-Donalsonvillie project and plans…

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Share the love and shop locally this Valentine’s Day

You can find the perfect gift that will put a smile on your Valentine’s face  – right here at home from Seminole County merchants.  See their ads and circulars in the 2/6 edition of your Donalsonville News   For young love, old love, and everyone in between – there’s no sweeter way to share your love with your significant…

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Why wait? I am making today 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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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 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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