I got to experience the joy that comes with getting a needed item you don't expect. Someone donated some winter coats to our school for children that needed them. I told our guidance counselor that one child in my classroom could use a coat.
This child doesn't always wear clean clothing. His pants are often 2 to 3 sizes too big, and drag the ground. I recently searched for a belt for him to wear to hold these pants up, and he was very appreciative.
But the belt was nothing compared to the joy that he got today from getting this new coat. It is a really nice coat, fits well, and is BRIGHT red! He was so excited! He told me that he got to pick out which color he liked, and was so thrilled with it that he wore it, hood up and all, to Phys. Ed. so the other kids could see. What pride he had in his eyes as he strode down the hall with his head held high.
This is one of the days that I love my job!