50 Plus Books recently received this wonderful email (not attributed) and we thought we would share it with you. It’s particularly pertinent as we watched the exciting contests at the Australian Open Tennis.
A Beautiful Message by Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon Player who was dying of AIDS, which he got due to Infected Blood he received during a Heart Surgery in 1983 ! During his illness, 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 Cir cuit ,
- 5 Thousand reached Grand Slam ,
- 50 reached 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:
Happiness … keeps you Sweet !
Trials … keep you Strong !
Sorrows … keep you Human !
Failure … keeps you Humble !
Success … keeps you Glowing !
But only, Faith … keeps you Going !
Sometimes you are not satisfied 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 dreams of flying, while a 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 the rich should be dancing on the streets .
But only poor kids do that .
If power ensures security, then VIPs should walk unguarded .
But those who live simply, sleep soundly.
If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships, then celebrities should have the best marriages .
Live simply, be happy ! Walk humbly and love genuinely !
A Beautiful Message not just to read and forward but to apply practically in our personal life.