There is a way to step into the future and change it forever. Help a child.
Teach a child. Feed a child. Hug a child.
On this website, back in 2010, I referred to an old clipping from the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal of Tupelo in which a medical doctor, Joe Bailey, is paying tribute to the man who influenced his life.
Dr. H. O. Leonard was the mentor of young Joe Bailey, who later became a medical doctor. Here’s the story….
The Bailey family were farmers, Dr. Bailey says, but since his mother refused to live anywhere but in town, they lived in Coffeeville, Mississippi, population 600. They lived directly across the street from the town doctor, H. O. Leonard.
As far back as Joe Bailey remembers, he wanted to be a medical doctor. When he was 10, his father suggested that it was time for him to begin helping out on the farm. Young Joe took a deep breath and explained that if he was going to be a doctor, it would be better to take a job that would teach him about people.