As I left the Awards Ceremony tonight one of my favorite student’s parents (come on, we all have them whether you admit it or not) stopped me. She told me how much her daughter liked having me as a teacher and how she was sad when I left earlier than originally planned (thank you Alyce for making your arrival 3 weeks early) and how glad she was that I was back. I was kind of lamenting the fact that none of my students really said anything last week for Teacher Appreciation Week – not that I NEED the appreciation, but I like to know that I am making a difference and not hearing anything just makes me want to work harder. That one comment really made my day. I think tomorrow I might try to make someone else’s day like that.