Monday, May 21, 2007

Why me?

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, 500,000learn 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?". (Dear Arthur, It's you because you work hard and you train hard. You strive to be the best and so you play the best tennis and you won!! You will not win what you've won without working hard. But i bet you didn't work hard to get AIDS. So perhaps you are entitled to ask "Why me?!" the blood should have been checked to ensure it is not contaminated before it's being put into you...)

And today in pain I should not be asking GOD "Why me?"

"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.....

Story taken from Joon Quek's message in the INVOVAR mailing list...


  1. Very meaningful indeed. Thanks for sharing.

    It's just that sometimes we should think from the other side of things. Maybe things seem brighter from there. ;)

  2. instead of dreading the darkness of the tunnel, why not focus on the light at the end of it?

  3. The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of a oncoming train...