The article was originally published in Profectus Magazine.

Years ago, William Dunn encountered a young boy who was having behavioral problems. After learning that the boy’s father wasn’t in his life, William offered to take the young man fishing. For William, fishing had always been a restorative activity that helped him deal with the stressors of life, and fishing also had a personal nostalgic connection. Although his own childhood had been difficult, William still cherished memories of fishing with his father, and he’d always known how special it was when his dad took him fishing. William’s fishing outings with the young man became regular events, and soon the boy’s behavior started to improve. He became a better student and was more respectful to his mother at home.