One of my favourite students came to see me today (okay, yes, I admit it, I have favourites... I wouldn't be human if I didn't... but I won't mention any names!) She wanted to thank me for recommending a series of books to her. They are my favourite books from childhood, the Betsy-Tacy books. And oh! I was just so happy to hear everything she had to say. Her face lit up when she talked about the characters, and told me how she put herself "in Betsy's shoes and imagined I was her." She's on the final book, and already feeling sad that the experience will soon be over. The great thing about books, I reminded her, is that you can read them over and over again. And I just know she will. I love that I was able to share this book with her. It's old, but oh so good, and she might never have come across it otherwise.
Moments like this, I know I'm doing a good job. And it makes me smile.
PS: Not only did she come to see me, she left me a little thank-you note in my box in the office. A girl after my own heart, I tell you!