Impressions by David Maxwell

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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A new year and a new you in 2019

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 the song Auld…

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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. 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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