Tonight was the annual dinner honoring the graduating Honors College class. Being the Honors College, these events tend to be a little (okay, a lot) self-indulgent. I ate too much (it'll make me nuts tomorrow) and spent the evening sucking in my stomach, but still managed to have good conversation.
My professor/mentor/boss/friend was seated at the same table as my family and I. When all the grads went up for a picture, she leaned over and told my mother, "If I had a daughter, I'd want her to be like Lisa."
Um. Wow. Not even going to lie about having things in my eyes. I cried a lot and I definitely had not been expecting to. I learned one last lesson tonight - I can't be cynical about everything, hard as I might try.