Friday, March 4, 2011

Pain and Blessings

I happened to read this, I cannot help sharing this.
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 all over the world, 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, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to the semi final, 2 to the finals, when I was holding the cup I never asked GOD 'Why me?'. And today in pain I should not be asking GOD 'Why me?'

We count our pains, but not our blessings.
We never remind ourselves the best we have, but always crib about the ones we could not get. Somehow we cannot show gratitude of what we have, we are always in the look out of something better.

"A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success." 

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