That little 50-cent pin in the corner of this completely unexpected certificate brought a million-dollar smile to my face yesterday morning. I had no idea what it was shen I pulled it out of my school mailbox, but immediately put the pin on my sweater and wore it proudly all day. My mother says it's a nice reward for not "putting my head down on the desk and crying" after seeing the last post about some of my students' papers.
Wow. So unexpected. So lovely. I think I'll make it to the end of the semester now!