"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." -Voltaire
As a teacher, Teacher Appreciation Week was a week that students and parents showed thanks. One time, a student gave an unforgettable gift. The young child came from a struggling, unstable home, but one day she handed me a plastic shopping bag with an enormous smile beaming across her face. I opened it and it was a worn-out stuffed animal. She told me that it was her favorite stuffed animal from home, but wanted me to have it. With that, she gave me a big hug and said "thank you". How powerful that moment was for her and me! Take the time to thank others and plant those lasting memories of love and appreciation!