Friday, September 7, 2007

Simply Beautiful

Came across this in one of the communities. It so meaningful, I couldn'tresist the temptation of posting it on my blog.

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. From world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed:

Why does God have to select you for such a bad disease?

To this Arthur Ashe 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 the semi finals
2 to the finals
When I was holding the cup I never asked God “Why me?”
And today in pain I should not be asking God “Why me?”

Happiness keeps us Sweet
Trials keep us Strong
Sorrow keeps us Human
Failure keeps us Humble
Success keeps us Glowing
But only God keeps us going!

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Very true.. Its one of my fav quotes too that I had included on my blog in my list of fav quotes. When I read it for the first time, it did make a lasting impression on me too..


"Quite often, people who mean well, will inquire of me whether I ask myself, in the face of my disease, `Why me?' I never do. If I ask `Why me?', as I am assaulted by heart disease and AIDS, I must ask `Why me?' about my blessings and my right to enjoy them. ... If I don't ask `Why me?' after my victories, I cannot ask `Why me?' after my setbacks and disasters."

- Arthur Ashe (Tennis champion on being diagnosed with AIDS)