Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS.
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
5 Crores children start playing tennis,
50 Lakhs learn to play tennis,
5 Lakhs learn professional tennis,
50,000 come to the circuit,
5000 reach the Grand Slam,
50 reach Wimbledon,
4 to Semifinal,
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?”
Be strong, God never did wrong to anyone. Be thankful, for whatever he gives you on your journey of life.
(FYI: Ashe was HIV positive. Ashe and his doctors believed he contracted the virus from blood transfusions he received during his second heart surgery)
Have a great evening ahead 🙂