Last night at the contra dance there was a girl named Helen, who's probably about 8 or so. Apparently she remembered dancing with me months ago and had enjoyed it so much that as soon as she arrived she ran up to me to ask me for the first dance. I was tickled by that, and I'm a total sucker for kids, so of course I obliged. And she's actually quite fun to dance with.
Another thing that makes me happy is new dancers who fall instantly in love with it. Antonia's quote from last night: "It can't be healthy to have this much fun." We'll work on building up her immune system, though, through prolonged exposure. It'll be good for her. :-)