I am sure that like most people, you go along doing your job and doing a good job. Or at least you think it's a good job and hope others think so as well. Most of us are not told very often that we are doing well, so we need to look for those things that let you know you did a good job. I had one of those moments yesterday.
Yesterday, a student I worked with for 2 years came back to visit again. This was actually the third time he came back to visit. He wouldn't do that if he didn't like and respect us. He's doing well and is in college now. This past summer he even offered to volunteer to help out with our summer program, even though he was graduated and there was no requirement to be there. Yesterday, he asked if he could volunteer again next summer. Then some of the current students started talking about how they are coming to our summer program again. No one is required to attend, but they choose too. And that's a pretty great testament to the work we do.
On another note - I don't have a good feeling in my lower lip. I got some kind of infection or zit or something going on. It's right on the end of the bottom of my lower lip and it hurts like a SOB. It is raised right now and I'm not sure if it's a canker sore or a zit. All I know is that it hurts. If it's a canker sore, then that means I am getting sick. As everytime I get a canker sore, I get sick within a couple days. Bah!