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, during the past three years of dealing with the survival of Hurricane Michael’s wrath, and the COVID-19 Pandemic,…

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ONE purpose, ONE message!

We need to combine 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…

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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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A new-normal you in the new-normal year of 2021

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…

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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 – even with its pandemic-forced alterations – 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…

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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. This year, in our new-normal world, some of us will…

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The loneliness epidemic and the power of connection

This month the Ad Council released a report called Loneliness, Isolation and Human Touch: A Global Perspective on COVID-19. With all that’s going on in the world right now, you might wonder why the Ad Council’s executives chose to focus on loneliness, and what that has to do with the industry. The answer: Past research…

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