On my way to work Friday, I was reflecting on a conversation a teacher and I had with a student earlier this week. I was thinking about how cool it was to have a job where I could potentially have a positive impact on so many lives. I was hoping and praying that this particular student would take to heart what was said in the meeting and begin making choices that would result in her having a wonderful, full life ahead of her rather than another much more challenging, sad path.
Once I arrived at work, right before my 8:00 a.m. parent meeting, my co-workers surprised me with flowers and cheering and told me I had gotten the School Counselor of the Year Award for the central portion of the state. The fact that my co-workers nominated me was a huge honor. Then, to be chosen, well, like I titled this post, I'm just very grateful. It definitely feels good to be recognized and appreciated for the challenging, yet rewarding work I do.
I find it so interesting how life can go when one expects great things to happen!