Yesterday I was standing by the door to my classroom, maintaining crowd control while kids were coming in and getting unpacked. I noticed one of my first grade girls was all dressed up. I'm talking "pretty Christmas dress with fancy shoes and white tights" dressed up. It wasn't your typical Thursday, March 3rd kind of outfit at all. I said, "Miss E., you're all dressed up today! What's the special occasion?" She replied, ever so sweetly, "I just felt like being beautiful. I want to be beautiful every day, just like you, Mrs. Bergland."
and folks, right then and there, i melted.