“Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983.
He received letters from his fans from the world over, one of which conveyed: “Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease?”
To this Arthur replied:“The world over, 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals. When I was holding a cup I never asked GOD ‘Why me?’. And today in pain I should not be asking GOD ‘Why me?’”
Such a beautiful attitude. Arthur Ashe is so right. When we NEVER ask God in good times “Why me” then we don’t have the right to ask him in tough times. When someone gets a good job or a house or a car or a lottery, have you ever seen him saying ” Oh God why me?? instead its like ” Its me and why not”
Everything happens for a reason and lets just trust that he knows better than we can ever know.
“Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrow keeps you Human,
Failure keeps you humble and Success keeps you glowing, but only Faith & Attitude Keeps you going..