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 take criticism and blame without resentment,

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,

If you can love unconditionally (thanks Cindy for this key addition),

…Then You Are Probably The Family Dog!


Sorry guys, I know you’ve probably seen this, but I couldn’t resist sharing. Truth is truth, after all. :)


Okay, to make this post more useful to at least some of you — because you know I’m all about being useful — check out these beautiful points of view for traffic control. If you’re interested in corralling kids or canines and you’d like to know how to add these and other movable works of art to your home, visit Donna Potter at her web site, Freedom Gates.

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