Dear Nano

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Dear Nano

Sarah Avila, Reporter

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Dear Nano,

Recently I’ve been feeling really done with life. I don’t know about you, but 2016 has literally been the worst year ever. What can I do to make 2017 better?

-Miserable Molly

 

Dear Miserable Molly,

What is that saying? “New year, new…you?” Ah yes, that’s it! I think of the new year as the perfect time for you to reflect on yourself and your life. If you’re not happy now, try to think of things that make you happy and include those things in your everyday life. So let’s think: what makes you happy? I know a good cup of Irish coffee can always cheer me up! The more times you see those things, the more smiles there will be on your pretty face!

It’s also a good idea to say goodbye to any negative energy in your life. Have a frustrating friend? Need to quit that tempting junk food? Cut them out from your life! It’s important to surround yourself with positive and supportive energy so you can receive help from others when times are bad. Remember, you’re never alone!

Sincerely,

Nano

 

 

Dear Nano,

I’ve really enjoyed the holiday drives at Presentation this year. I love being able to give back to my community and make other people happy with food, toys, and other holiday items. Since I’m not looking to make a wishlist of presents this year, are there any other ways I can give back?

-Grateful Gwen

 

Dear Grateful Gwen,

I am so pleased that you want to help your brothers and sisters in the community! I am sure there are many opportunities for you to donate or volunteer with local organizations. One holiday tradition I have heard of is instead of asking for presents for yourself, ask for money from friends and relatives and donate that money to a charity of your choice.

If you are looking for a more hands-on experience, I would suggest talking to your community leaders or visiting a nearby organization that works to help your neighborhood. I’ve heard that near Presentation, there is a wonderful organization named Sacred Heart where you can volunteer in many different ways. Either way, I am so delighted by your interest in helping others. Giving back is always a sure way to get in the holiday spirit!

Sincerely,

Nano

 

 

Dear Nano,

My parents are divorced and I have to spend Christmas vacation with my dad and his new girlfriend. I’ve met her once before and I can tell she doesn’t like me. You can imagine how awkward this is going to be. Is there any way I can get out of this?

-Struggling Suzie

 

Dear Struggling Suzie,

Instead of looking at the negative parts of this situation, why not try finding some positive things that you can do on this trip? Try taking advantage of a new place by exploring the surrounding area for fun activities. Possibly ice skating on a pond? Visiting a nearby cafe? Attending a public holiday party? These might be some options.

If you are looking for some company, see if you can invite your father and his girlfriend on your adventures. Even if you are opposed to this idea, I have learned over the years that you can’t judge someone based on first impressions. If you want this vacation to be an enjoyable experience, it’s important that you are open to spending time with your father’s girlfriend. By accepting her into the family and treating her with kindness, I believe you will have a better time during the holidays. After all, isn’t family what the holidays are all about?

Sincerely,

Nano

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