Half-way through the first time I assembled a LN-4 hand, a huge realization hit me. It dawned on me that I was using my hands to create something for someone who does not have a hand. A simple fact that I forgot about while in the 'doing' of the assembly. From this moment on my attention, compassion, and care for what I was doing was significantly amplified. This feeling continues to permeate in all of the little things I do each day in Odyssey; such as, writing a Helping Hands proposal, packing supplies for a program etc. For the past 3 years when facilitating Helping Hands sessions, I'm always on the lookout to notice people and when/if they have a realization similar to mine. In the midst of the fun, engagement, and learning people always leave our sessions feeling more connected and aligned as a team and ambitious for what's next - in the Helping Hands session it seems they also leave with a profound sense of gratitude and humility - I like that.