by Profe Steve
It was just a mint, Nothing really so special; A simple gesture
Your eyes looked weary, Like you bore a heavy weight; An inch from weeping
I gave you a mint, Offered you a caring word And a little smile
You took a deep breath, And I saw your eyes soften, And felt your load ease.
It was a little thing, A small gesture of support. It was just a mint.
*** I can't count the number of times I have seen this happen. A student will come in really stressed. A little thing that says, "Hey, I see and I care," makes a lot of difference.