Dear Son, this is your biggest ally Middle School class returning from California school trip. Dear Son, it has been a privilege and an honor to be your teacher (along with your Mother) for nearly 15 years. Thank you for being receptive to the teachings. A positive attitude is your biggest ally. It is yours to nurture and grow. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.