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, 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 Grandslam, 50 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?”
Sometimes you are unsatisfied 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 and dreams of flying. But the 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 kids of the rich should be dancing on the streets. But only the kids of the poor do that.
If power ensures security, then VIPs should walk unguarded. But those poor ones who live simply, sleep soundly.
If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships; then celebrities should have the best marriages. But this doesn’t just happen.
Live simply. Walk humbly and love genuinely.