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THE BANTAM CHESSNUT

A Blog by Tom Boyd
Life, Love, Looking Back & Living

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My Brothers

My brother, Bernd D. Gregor, is my only sibling. He is seven years older than me and is a “half” brother. His German father died while...

Spirit in the Sky- Norman Greenbaum

When I die and they lay me to rest Gonna go to the place that’s the best When I lay me down to die Goin’ up to the spirit in the sky...

Oak Tree - Lucy & La Mer

If you wait for me by the old oak tree I’ll carve my name next to yours Cross my heart, hope to never die…

Candle on the Water - Helen Reddy

I’ll be your candle on the water My love for you will always burn I know you’re lost and drifting But the clouds are lifting..

Taking a Moment to Reflect

This specific post is about YOU. My ears are open to YOUR recommendations. Taking a Moment to Reflect

I'm Grateful...

An excerpt by John Bucchino I’ve got a heart that can hold love I’ve got a mind that can think There may be times when I lose the light...

Ten Truths About Gratefulness

by Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, syndicated from gratefulness.org, Oct 17, 2018 Gratefulness not only changes your life, but also...

Meditation on Grief ~ Jack Kornfield

When after heavy rain the storm clouds disperse, is it not that they’ve wept themselves clear to the end? —Ghalib Grief is one of the...

Thoughts on Frogs

Kiss the Frog “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your handsome prince.” I have a friend who says she has kissed so many...

Emily Dickinson-Did you Know?

The follow blog post is by Paola Bennett featured on Inspiring Quotes Emily Dickinson is considered one of the greatest American poets of...

Thoughts on LOVE

Love Thyself ~ by Joel Rafael Love thyself most and best Love thyself day and night Let no feared word cause thee To hate thyself Love...

Alive

Originally posted in 2019, I am bringing this one out of the archives because it offers perspective along with personal meaning. What are...

Life Lessons & Lima Beans

I hated vegetables when I was a kid, but I was not allowed to leave the dinner table until I cleaned my plate. Some nights there would be...

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