If…

If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining, 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 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, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or politics, THEN, you have ALMOST reached the same level of development as your dog!