Bleacher Report Inspired a New Lifestyle, a New Love

Honor Warren Wells TheTorch@dbintayaelSenior Writer IISeptember 19, 2009

Something has got a hold of me. I went to a sports store and bought workout clothes. I even purchased a fitness band.

A display for fishing license was near the checkout area. I asked the man sitting at the display, "How much are fishing license?" He said a price for a day, and a price for a season or year. Hum, I thought, "I just might start going fishing, again."

Then, while resting at my 86-year-young mother's home, a sister who loves to support her three boys in their sports adventures, asked to speak to me on the telephone.

My younger sister said, "I have tickets to a football game tonight. Would you like to go." Everyone in the house was surprised because I answered, "Yes, of course."

Then, I thought, "Did I actually do that!" I have not been to a high school football game in Galena Park, TX since 1961, when I was the runner-up homecoming queen.

Patti LaBelle said it so well, "I've got a new attitude."

I really do have a new attitude since I joined the Bleacher Report. You see, I had been leading a rather reticent lifestyle, teaching, some traveling, reading and writing, but seldom socializing at sports activities at all levels.

Since joining Bleacher and reading all of the wonderful accounts of sports, personalities and historical events, I find myself attracted to sports, all kinds of sports.

Lately, I have been reading about soccer, rugby, fishing, baseball, and boxing.

Once more, my sister and her husband were so happy that I jumped in their truck, wobbled up the stadium ramp, and flopped down on a seat (with a cushion) to see their youngest son play football.

There were exciting moments in the game. There were powerful messages on display: We can. We will. Perseverance.

Overall, I feel so relaxed today, thinking of how I shared precious moments with my family.

Will I do it again? Yes, I certainly will.

And you? When is the last time you attended a college or high school football game with your siblings?

My days are brighter. Why?

I have a new attitude because of my involvement with the Bleacher Report.

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