Another nice thing happened at school today when I ran into one of my former students. When he was in my class, he’d asked me to write a letter of recommendation for him, to accompany his application for a reasonably prestigious scholarship. I was more than happy to do so; he is an excellent student and an all around lovely person. Well, he GOT the scholarship, and the Chancellor of the university told him that the letter I wrote him was crucial in the decision they made to award him the scholarship. It was a really good feeling to know I legit helped something good happen for this young man. Also, he gave me a hug. I love getting hugs from former students. It just makes me happy.