I didn't think anything else of it. About an hour later, one of the girls with whom I'd been having the conversation, put this on my desk:
It was a small gesture, but it MADE my day. It just goes to show that kids are always listening to what you say, and their hearts are BIG (even if as 8th graders they don't always act like it).
And with that, I will leave you with two more girls that make me smile: