If you can get going without pep pills,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining an 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 who love you take it out on you
When something goes wrong through no fault of yours,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentments,
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 inner 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’re almost as good as your dog.
Isn’t it amazing how simple life should be?
Have a good day!!!
© 2003, John C. Fitts, III. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted from Grace Drops, Volume I (2003).