Saturday, July 23

Why me?...

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Why me?

This is one question I always ponder on. Many instance in my life generate lots of frustrations, blocks my thoughts, disable my activities; makes me feel am one of the worthless creature in Adam’s series. Sometimes I sink into dejection thinking why the hell I am entangled to all these monster problems flitting in my life.

But seldom does it kill my courage or belief in myself. And the only reason to that is the realization of various truths in our lives. Many stories and narrations help me get out of my frustrations effectively. And this one pinnacles them. It had left an indelible mark on my conscience.

Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of positive for HIV. Doctors told him he most certainly contracted the virus by getting an infected blood transfusion in during his heart operation. 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 crore children start playing tennis, 50 lakh learn to play tennis, 5 lakh learn 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? ". And today in pain I should not be asking GOD " Why me?"


Should I say anymore?

6 comments:

nin said...

dont get frustated....
life is full of uncertainties....
no one can predict what happens when...
take care...
all the best...

Dawn....सेहर said...

Cheer up...take life as an adventure..n believe me u will love to explore n enjoy!

take care
chao

Mirage said...

That is so true...we easily blame God for everything that goes wrong in our lives but never give Him credit for the good stuff. So many times we look up with tears in our eyes, cursing His ways, but its rare that we thank Him for protecting and guiding us through the journey of life...

Keshi said...

gosh that story just made my day! thanks Vinu for sharing it - it really made me learn something today...

I often ask WHY ME when I'm in the depths of depression...but yeah I never ask that when I'm in great heights of happiness...from now on, I wont ask that Q at any situation...

Keshi.

Vinu said...

@avik...its very true..life is full of uncertainities..and that makes it more merrier...

@dawn...yup..totally accord with u

@@mirage..the best thing is never get frustrated ..hope a better time to come ahead..

@keshi...Thanks..am happy that i cud share smethg special with others..nowadays even i dont ask ths question..

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

Thats a very encouraging story. Lifted my spirits.