Take a moment right now to reflect on everything that you’ve accomplished this week. Perhaps even pull your phone out, review your calendar and literally acknowledge all of the appointments you made it to, play dates, meetings, school events, dinners, lunches and other events...

I really wanted to include Erika in this blog because after my brief experience in her presence I knew that she was a special teacher. Not just an educated, experienced and passionate teacher, but one of those special guides that "becomes one with the student,"...