It is common that we often say why this bad time comes to me only? We remember always those things which we could not achieve, without thinking about the blessings we have already in our life. Here is a very short story of a well-known player, having a golden lesson for all of us.
Arthur Ashe, the well-known legend player of tennis was dying of AIDS. He got this disease in 1983 by infected blood transfusion during heart surgery. He received numerous letters from his fans all over the World.
One of his fans wrote him in gloomy words “why God selected you for such a bad disease”? Arthur Ashe replied his fan and wrote him in following words,
“All over the world 5 crore children start playing tennis,
Out of them 50 lacs learn to play tennis,
Out of them 5 lac learn professional tennis,
Out of them 50,000 come to the circuit,
Out of them 5000 reach the grand slam,
Out of them 50 reach Wimbledon,
Out of them 4 reach to semifinal
2 of them reach the final match,
When I was holding a cup
I never asked my GOD” Why Me”?
And today in pain, I should not be asking Him “Why me?
Happiness keeps you Sweet
Trials keep you Strong
Sorrow keeps you human
Failure keeps you humble
Success keeps you glowing
But only GOD keeps you going and going>>>>>>
Arthur Ashe (49-years-old): July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993
Arthur Ashe won three Grand Slam titles, including a shock win over Jimmy Connors at Wimbledon in 1975, five years after his last win. He died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1993 after contracting the disease via a blood transfusion.