I've been meeting with several students today about revising papers. One of them came in last week, and today brought in a revision.
It was one of those essays where I take a look, and right from the beginning, the essay, the thesis, everything says "I know how to do this!"
I'd like to take full credit, but I think the student was just really ready to get things and put them together with a little bit of help. I was only the little bit of help at the right time, and now this student has this great skill that s/he can use in all sorts of situations.
It almost makes the whole getting out of bed on a rainy, nasty morning worth it!