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Impressions by David Maxwell

550 issues later, how are we doing?

Isn’t it amazing how time flies when you are having fun? It’s hard to believe, but as of next week, the Donalsonville News will publish it 550th edition since I came on board as managing editor and we launched our new format and design.  Since that time we have continued to add features and tweak…

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Allow yourself to make the journey

Dreams really do come true is more than just a line from a fairy tale. It’s a fact of life. Being a big dreamer doesn’t mean that you walk around with your head in the clouds. It means that you’re seeking a purpose for your life and it means that you’re becoming fulfilled in the…

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Valentine’s Day is about more than romance

As we prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day next Monday, we should remind ourselves of the importance of compassion in a world flooded with partisan disdain and other political, economic, and social issues. This Valentine’s Day, it’s imperative that we all take a moment out of our busy lives to show love and kindness to everyone…

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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 this edition For young love, old love, and everyone in between – there’s no sweeter way to share your love with your significant other and the entire community than by…

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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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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. No matter what we have done or haven’t done in our lives up until now, we can start today being who we want…

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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…

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