I was reading the Boston Business Journal today and noticed that my old institution had won a sizable grant. I was pretty happy for them; I used to assist the grant writer, and knew how hard she had worked toward getting that money. So I wrote her a little note congratulating her.
She wrote back:
Hope you are happy -- we miss you.
And I just had to smile, knowing that, though my last job wasn't the best situation, somebody missed me.
Have a great weekend, all.