blood sweat and tears

Chad - malone, New York
Entered on December 8, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: sports

Sometimes to change your life you have to do things you don’t want to do like practice for football. And that’s why I believe in the power of blood, sweat and tears. It’s hard to believe that body fluids could mean so much, As to have change someone’s life so dramatically.

When I started football in the 7th grade I was fat and not athletic and had very few friends. Practices seemed so hard and I just want to quit. But I learned in two weeks wroth of practices that sweat equaled self respect. And I learned the harder I worked and the more I pushed myself the more respect I would have for myself. I learned after my first junior varsity game that blood equaled fun. You may think that’s crazy but when I bleed I had some of my best games. Tears were the hardest part of it all. It because tears only came in two ways and neither were fun. And injury and loss were those two ways. Tears equaled motivation to turn my game up a notch.

I gained from my hard work out weigh my pain and injuries. I gained self-respect, friends, cooperation and mental and physical strength. So this I believe the power of blood, sweat and tears.