If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can be cheerful, and ignore aches and pains,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct her,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can forgive when friends take their frustrations out on you,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without pills,
If you truly have no prejudice against race, religion, creed, or politics,

THEN, my friend, you are almost as good as your DOG!