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A Few Thoughts
by Paul Berube
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A little touch of my philosophy.

You may live without direction
but you can never be direct
without having lived.

Life isn't a collection of gold rings.
We must be willing to accept the
silver, brass and tin ones also.

Never measure anyone by the ground
they stand on. It is how they got there
that makes that space special.

Crossing the line is the difference
between ordinary and extraordinary.

Don't be distracted by tomorrow or
you may lose the significance of today.

You are rich in love when you can
draw breath from the life of another.

There is honor in admitting defeat,
but none in running away from it.

Recipe for Success.

1/4 cup of           Hope
1 tablespoon of   Enthusiasm
A pinch of           Actuality
1 lb. of                Luck
1 teaspoon of      Tact
1 lifetime of         Health

Almost forgot

An  Open Mind



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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 6/16/2008
Great thoughts to live by , and an open mind surely helps!...M
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 3/17/2008
Each of these witty statements contain the generosity of heart and kindness that I have come to 'know' you by. These are fun to read and good words to live by. Love the recipe! Hugs:)
Reviewed by Axilea MU 9/30/2007
A rich collection of thoughts, full of wit and wisdom.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

Reviewed by June Thompson 1/24/2006
The last two lines sum it all up

excellent philosophy
Reviewed by Roxanne Smolen 5/25/2004
100 years from now, people will be quoting these.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/22/2004
Wise stuff, monsieur le philosophe. Respectfully yours in love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 5/21/2004
Paul...very very powerful saving this my friend!!!
Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader) 5/20/2004
This is an awe-inspiring masterpiece, and your words are most wize!
An impressive, notable write... Your pen is burnished and truly gifted!

Love, Sheila
Reviewed by Trixie Love 5/20/2004
Hi Paul,
Everyone should have
this posted on their

Words to live by...


Trixie :)
Reviewed by Katryn Dougherty 5/19/2004
Another one I will have to share with my students.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 5/19/2004
You most talented and wise man....I loved this poem.

Always a pleasure Paul.....Always!

ty, Dani...

BTW.....Great to see your pic at last! :op
Reviewed by andrea coltman 5/18/2004
Wise words indeed, Paul, great poem too..definitely need THAT prescription, think it should be mandatory!!! wishes Andrea
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/17/2004
Oh how much I loved this, beautiful poetry and lovely thoughts,

Reviewed by Ann Piatt 5/17/2004
Without a doubt, words to live by, Paul! Excellent reminders that we can all use. :)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 5/17/2004
This is all outstanding, wonderful wisdom displayed. This line is one I wish I had written "Crossing the line is the difference
between ordinary and extraordinary." I'm impressed.

Reviewed by A PAX 5/17/2004
oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!wow
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 5/16/2004
Oi Poet P. Berube how I do ever so REVEL in your philosophy!:O)

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/16/2004
Hi Paul:

What a great write this is! Totally awesome!

~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/15/2004
"A Few Thoughts" issued millions of ideas to fly imagination through the route of the Poet's Quill.

I have enjoyed "A Few Thoughts".

On this fifty-fifth day of Spring I Salute You, Sublime Poet!

Thank You for sharing the gifts of Your art.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 5/14/2004
Paul, loved your prescription for a good life. My one saying is this,
"The poorest man in the world is a man without a dream." Hope it fits
in your recipe, for you are a man with charm and wit. Bill Murray
Reviewed by Fletcher Bailey (Reader) 5/14/2004
Paul...a very wise write indeed, oh so true...Fletcher B
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 5/14/2004
i took your recipe Paul..
This is so inspiring and excellent.
Have a joyous weekend.....

lady peg
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 5/14/2004
Wonderful Paul...just loved reading
this wise write...floria
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery 5/14/2004
So worth sharing! Thanks!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/14/2004
Excellent piece Paul!!

Thanks for sharing your thought my friend!!

Love Tinka

PS: Still waiting to see that smug posted on your!!
Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr 5/14/2004
Excellent.. loves your frosting "Open mind" makes your cake complete.
very enjoyable
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/14/2004
You are serving us gourmet style Paul!;-) Superb
sharing,and chef d'oeuvre recipe!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/14/2004
"Here's a little something I made earlier..." food for thought indeed, Paul! Richly enjoyed your enlivening cocktail which has both stirred and shaken me! Cheers, good health, bottoms up, sante!! I am sure we have all enjoyed your tonic! Thank you. Kate xx
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 5/14/2004
Excellent, Paul...!!!
I'm glad you did not forget to add "Open mind."
There are too few of those around today.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/14/2004
Love this write, Paul, and your magnificent recipe! We should all use it, every day.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/14/2004
Wonderful thoughts and great wisdom, Paul. I enjoyed this.

~ May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel ~
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 5/14/2004
LOL Ted, great wise words here, and so true..
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 5/14/2004
I feel compelled to make a cake.
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