I e-mailed her about an assignment the other day and added a simple thank you for a great semester note at the end of the e-mail. This was her response-
"Thanks for being the sensible student who gave me the courage to keep teaching."
WOW! I was humbled by her comment. I guess I hadn't thought about how greatly the students effect the teacher. I'm going to be a lot more aware of my presence in a classroom and what I'm contributing to the class environment.