Thursday, August 27, 2009

"Why Me ?"

I am back with my 'Mind over matter' stories. Somehow these stories and thoughts inspire me , give me courage , reinstate my faith and make me happy whenver I am down.

So this story is very similar to the one I had written in my earlier blog about Hemant trivedi. This is about the legendary Wimbeldon player , Aurthur Ashe. He was dying of Aids which he got infected due to the blood he received during a heart surgery in the early 1980's.
He received 'Get Well Soon' wishes from his fans from allover the world. In one of the fan mails , the fan wrote," Why did God ever choose you to go through this disease?"
Aurthur made it a point to reply to this particular fan. In his reply , Aurthur said, "Around the world 5 crore children start playing Tennis , 50 lakh continue playing tennis, 5 lakh learn professional tennis , 50000 come to the tennis circuit, 5000 reach the Grand Slam, 50 reach the wimbeldom, 4 to the semis , 2 to the finals. When I was holding the Cup , I never asked God ," WHY ME?"And today when in pain I still should not be asking him........"