Could this be the most enlightened creature on the planet?
I have to credit a friend in the US for sending this to me, and you can click through to his blog here.
If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches & pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat plain food every day and be grateful,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time or the attention you want,
If you can take criticism and blame without any resentment,
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’re probably the family dog!