Attitude is always part gratitude

It’s not been a very good day today. Lots of rain, water-logging in Mumbai and the city has been crawling. Very little work resulted in a slow day which is something I don’t like in office at the start of the week.

An email forward from a friend helped end the day on a better note. Thanks Jai!

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 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 — 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 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?’ ”

“Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrow keeps you Human,
Failure keeps you humble and Success keeps you glowing, but only Faith &
Attitude keeps you going… ” – Arthur Ashe

Remember that “Attitude is always part Gratitude”.

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