Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Inner Strength

If you can start the day without caffeine

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 take criticism and blame without resentment

If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct her/him

If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend

If you can conquer tension without medical help

If you can relax without liquor

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,


You are probably the family dog.

(Thanks Kim!)


ChrisEldin said...

This is priceless!!!!

Anonymous said...

OK, I definitely failed the inner strength test (that coffee one rated an immediate 'F') and was feeling sorry for myself, until I reached the end! Thanks Mary! tk

Mayra Calvani said...

Oh this is precious, Mary! Thanks for sharing!

Did you get google alerts for OhMyNews and American Chronicle? I submitted my review of bayou there last week.

Is the dog in the picture yours?

Mary Cunningham said...

Thanks, faithful reader, Chris!

I'm with you, tk. A friend, Kim, e-mailed this to me and I was ready to delete it when I read the first line about caffeine! Glad you and I paged to the bottom.

Glad you enjoyed it, Mayra. And, no I didn't get the alert for American Chronicle! (I saw the one for OhMyNews) I'll Google it! Thanks again.

No, the doggie isn't mine. Molly's pic is in the archives, though