Unpacking my new apartment, and just discovered the bundle of thank you notes and letters my former students wrote me when I left teaching. I'd forgotten I had these. What a powerful reminder of what is good out there and that taking positive action is valuable, even when it was hard at the time. I am grateful that I discovered these to help me start off the new year with the right mindset.
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