A Beautiful Message
by Arthur Ashe ,
The legendary Wimbledon Player who was dying of AIDS , which he got due to Infected Blood he received during a Heart Surgery in 1983 !
during his illness , he received letters from his fans , one of which conveyed :
” Why did God have to select you for such a bad disease ? ”
To this Arthur Ashe replied :
⁃ 50 Million children started playing Tennis ,
⁃ 5 Million learnt to play Tennis ,
⁃ 500 000 learnt Professional Tennis ,
⁃ 50 Thousand came to Circuit ,
⁃ 5 Thousand reached Grand Slam ,
⁃ 50 reached Wimbledon ,
⁃ 4 reached the Semifinals ,
⁃ 2 reached the Finals and
when I was holding the cup in my hand , I never asked God :
” Why Me ? ”
So now that I’m in pain how can I ask God :
” Why Me ? ”
Happiness … keeps you Sweet !
Trials … keep you Strong !
Sorrows … keep you Human !
Failure … keeps you Humble !
Success … keeps you Glowing !
But only , Faith … keeps you Going !
Sometimes you are not satisfied with your life , while many people in this world are dreaming of living your life .
A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead dreams of flying , while a pilot on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of returning home .
That’s life !
Enjoy yours … If wealth is the secret to happiness , then the rich should be dancing on the streets .
But only poor kids do that .
If power ensures security , then VIPs should walk unguarded .
But those who live simply , sleep soundly .
If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships , then celebrities should have the best marriages .
Live simply , be happy ! Walk humbly and love genuinely !
WHY ME ?
A Beautiful Message not just to read and forward but to apply practically in our personal life .