I am always amazed at how a little thing can create a big memory. I was cleaning the kitchen in the basement. I needed room in the cupboard. There was something precluding the Pam from moving far enough to the back to shut the door, so I took out the offending items. And there it was...in the back of the cupboard...a time of my life that changed my world. And it was basically an innocuous thing.
As I finished cleaning, I was laughing and crying at what impact that night--that whole year, had on my life. And while the award was momentous, the people so overwhelmed its impact that to say it was life-changing is understating! 15 years later I can remember little things about all 55 other teachers. Give me a state and I can give you a name. Give me a name and I can give you a story! I hope some of them read this. Heck, if they show up, I'll pour them a beer in Dick's glass!
We are the result of our choices! And I made the right one. May you be so lucky. And know you are loved!