Yesterday I had a really bad day. I'm talking BAD. Unfortunately, I can't go into it, but I'll give you a general idea. I received a threatening email. I did receive an apology, but it definitely started my day off on the wrong foot.
Two things helped to turn my day around. The first one was that when I brought the email to the school administration, I received their full support and they stepped in. The second one was that two of my students (a brother and sister) stopped at McDonald's on their way to school (they were coming in late due to a doctor's appointment) and bought me an iced coffee because they remembered me saying that since I don't sleep much I've become addicted to McDonald's sugar-free vanilla iced coffee.
Sometimes it's the little things.