The greatest thanks is the hardest to articulate. The biggest, deepest gifts are the hardest to give. There is just so much in it, behind it, wrapped up in it. It can never be enough.
Nothing feels quite so insufficient as giving a teacher a year-end gift.
Thank you for influencing this year in my son’s life, for being someone he will forever remember. Thank you for teaching him manners, respect, courtesy, courage, not to mention how to read.
And in exchange, I’ll hand you a $10 gift card to Starbucks.
It is laughably insufficient. Woefully not enough.
I can’t think of anything that would be enough.