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Team Building

Have you ever started a smile chain?

By February 28, 2008 No Comments

Its simple…just smile and say pass it on. Smiling is the quickest way to relax every muscle in your body, bring cheer someone’s day, and add value to someone’s life.
The times when I smile the most are when I am at an Odyssey Life Cycles Event, the teambuilding, bike building event. At this event it is apparent how rewarding it is to donate bikes to kids. Not only do I get to see these kids’ faces light up, but also I am able to help them learn about the value of a smile and saying thank you.
Being in the room with the kids before they get their bikes is a really fun experience because many times, the kids do not know that they are getting a bike. Usually the kids think they are on a field trip. There is excitement from the moment they arrive. As the unveiling of the bikes gets closer it is really fun to watch the kids smiling as they line up and are given numbers. When they walk in the room their faces exude excitement as they see the shiny new bikes in the room. Every person is smiling and so thankful for the past hour that they had either building the bike, or waiting in anticipation. I am confident that every person does one RAOK (random act of kindness) they would not have done after they leave that program. It is the best way to show people that actions speak louder than words and that the things we do have a profound impact on those around us. Don’t believe me? Start a smile chain.