Inner Strength


Senior Member
Mar 7, 2004

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, 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,

...Then You Are Probably
The Family Dog!