Some time in the not-too-distant past, a man walked into a bar, ordered a beer, and sat down to watch a Detroit Lions game on the TV .

Soon the man noticed there was a dog behind the bar with the barkeep, The Lions scored a first down, and the dog clapped his paws together. A bit later in the game, the Lions scored a touchdown, and the dog jumped up and down and barked.

Addressing the bartender, the man said, "That dog really knows what's going on in the game! What does he do when the Lions win?"

The bartender said, "I don't know. I've only had him for ten years."

"Seek for the merit in others, even the tiniest shred. Then do the same in yourself"
-Reb Nachman