Saturday, 2 May 2009

Lessons In Life From A Dog

A friend e-mailed me this the other day. I enjoyed it, and I think you’ll like it, too.

It goes like this: 

If you can start the day without caffeine; 
if you can get going without painkiller; 
if you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains; 
if you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles; 
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 forgive a friend’s lack of consideration; 
if you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when, through no fault of your own, something goes wrong; 
if you can take criticism and blame without resentment; 
if you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him; 
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 conquer tension without medical help; 
if you can relax without liquor; 
if you can sleep without the aid of drugs;
if you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed or colour, religion or politics; 

then, my friend, you’re almost as good as your dog. Almost, but not quite.

This is dedicated to every dog lover in the world.

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