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BSS How To Make a Difference by Tim Drake

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BENEFICIAL PRESENCES

Many of the purposes stated above are the purposes of people who, at heart, are Beneficial Presences. Beneficial Presences have kind hearts and daily, in the words of Wordsworth, the great Romantic poet, do countless “little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.”

So someone with the purpose of bringing laughter into people’s lives, or nursing patients with compassion and joy, or giving a dying partner the happiest and most fulfilling last months possible, is making a difference by being a Beneficial Presence. This probably includes such purposes as giving your children the best possible start. The difference to those children is great, but it is essentially brought about by the work of one person (possibly ...

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