Once upon a time, in the first preschool class I taught, I had a very sweet little student. Those of you who know me know my affection for Diet Dr. Pepper. Each morning I would stop on my way to work for a Diet Dr. Pepper from Chick-Fil-A. Each morning my student would ask me, "Mrs. Karen, what are you drinking?" Each morning I answered with a smile, "Diet Dr. Pepper" and we would talk about our mornings. Christmas of that year, She gave me a new ornament for my tree and 2-liter of Diet Dr. Pepper with a big red bow on the top. Her mother, at the time, thought she had chosen a very strange gift, but she went with it anyway. It was perfect! My student & I bonded each morning over my Diet Dr. Pepper and she knew I would love her thoughtful gift. Now, each Christmas, as I decorate my tree, I remember fondly the sweet little girl in my first preschool class that got to know me and gave me a gift I will never forget.