If you can…

Kibble For Thought!

originally from Lake Wobegon

  • If you can start the day without caffeine,
  • If you can get going without pep pills,
  • 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 every day and be grateful for it,
  • If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
  • If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when, through no fault of yours, when 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 say honestly that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion or politics,

Then, my friend, you are almost as good as your dog!


4 responses to “If you can…

  • heysugarsugar

    Such true words.

    • Wyrd Smythe

      I’ve always loved this piece both for what it says about dogs and for what it says about people. On the one hand, it’s obviously saying “Whoa, dogs are pretty awesome.” But on the other hand, it also has an element of “Ya know,… maybe there’s some behaviors of mine I should re-think…”

  • heysugarsugar

    I’m collecting Alfie today babe. ..my tummy in knots. for some reason, i felt I had to come here and tell you. ‘sigh’ x

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