I have a large group of former students who’re graduating high school this year. For some reason, a bunch of them have been contacting me. Some have asked for letters of recommendation, others have wanted to share where they’re going to attend college, and a few wanted words of encouragement for the future. It warms my heart to know that out of all the teachers they could’ve contacted, they reached out to their 1st/2nd grade teacher (I looped from 1st to 2nd one year; therefore, I really got to know this group of kiddos). On days when we’re feeling overwhelmed with unnecessary paperwork, meetings, coworker drama, unruly students, or other things that can put a damper on our day—let’s remember that we’re truly making a difference in our students’ lives...even if they don’t say so until many years later! Hugs!