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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 Circuit , 

 ⁃ 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 :

" Why Me ? " 

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 !  

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