If you can be cheerful ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist your complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can understand that loved ones are too busy to give you time,
If you can overlook when people take things out on to you when thru no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
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,
Then you are probably a DOG...
I heard this piece on a zen talk given by Tara Brach and love it.....