I "adopted" a kid from Guatemala yrs ago..send the family money every month...I am gratified when I receive letters about how well he and his family are doing. and of course, I 've done my share in helping put my liquor store owner's children thru college - so there's that too. Are there people, (aside from the obvious proud parents around here) who have intervened to make your life better, or actively steered it in a more constructive direction? Or do you think you perhaps have made a difference in someone else's life? And how so?