Thought for today.
After I retired from being a children's librarian in a public library, I happened to be getting books for my own reading and ran into a child, a 'slow' reader that I had helped for many years find books that he would could read and enjoy
He wondered where I had been. When I told him that I had retired he looked so sad and said, "nobody else treats me like I'm normal -- like you do."
Made me feel like I'd been successful with at least one person there.