Just when you don't think you are making a difference in the world, you receive the sweetest letter from one of your former students. It went a little something like this:
"...thank you for always listening to my rantings, and for answering all my questions. I am so glad you got that teacher award; because you deserve it 100%. You are the greatest teacher ever! I loved your step by step lessons in web design, and I loved doing yearbook with you. If every teacher was more like you the world would be a better place...."
Wowzas. I have the best job in the world.
And not to mention the best coworkers ;)