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Every year, the Nursing Student Organization (NSO) participates in Adopt-A-Child, where students come together to aid a child within the community to have a Christmas to remember. This year, we adopted a 9 year old girl whose family is not financially able to give her the Christmas that she wants. As I was getting my donation together last night, I honestly began to complain and grumble. Though I enjoy helping other people a ton, I had been through a lot this year financially as well and was not necessarily interested in donating $3 that I could be using towards something else. But when I woke up this morning, I felt guilty about my negative attitude. Yes, my finances are not exactly where I would like them, but this young girl probably was not expecting the financial hardship her family was dealt either. I was being selfish, point blank period. I knew that I had to put my own feelings and focus on her joy. Hopefully she’ll have a wonderful Chirstmas courtesy on NSO 🙂

So remember this piece of advice, fellow Muskies: during the holiday season, think about what you can give to other people, whether it be money , a present or just a kind gesture (hug/smile/etc) instead of what you cannot. You’ll never know what kind of an impact your small action can have on another!

Have a wonderful last week of classes!



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