If You Give a Man a Cookie
--by sparticus, posted Apr 7, 2007
A teacher whom I admire was sitting at his table as I came in his room during lunch. Judging from his face, I could see things thatcould be better. Instantly I remembered I had a couple Smile Cards in my pocket for times like these. Then I thought what could I do to make him smile?
Then it came to me, why not share a Biscote with him? I just happened to have had one in my lunch bag that day. So as he was not looking, I silently left the cookie on his table with the card and left the room to take the rest of my lunch. As I returned to class, I could see my plan worked. He sat at his desk with a grin on his face with half of the cookie in his hand and the card in the other.
I would have like to say thanks to that little bit of kindness he found it in his heart to postpone the in-class essay that day, but I guess there are some things you just can't change. :)
In a sense one can look at the Biscote and see what life is made up of. A Biscote is nothing more than left over crums from other cookies put together with a few added nuts and chunks of chocolate, but if you put all these small things together they add up and become a particularly pricy treat in the end. In short, small things do add up.
its amazing that you didnt close your eyes to someone else's unhappiness.
A real cool thing you did for your teacher, keep spreading those smiles.