The Humble Life

Richard's Desk

My desk from where I write my blog and work on my novel.

The Humble Life

By Richard Mabey Jr.

These days I live a humble life, living in a gated community in Central Florida. I work the early afternoon to evening shift as a Gatehouse Security Guard for the gated community that I live in. I also walk and care for dogs and cats for folks in my neighborhood, when they are away. And, I write a regular blog and work faithfully on my novel.

In the past, I’ve worked on newspaper staffs. I once owned my own newspaper. For five years of my life, I hosted a weekly television talk show that was seen on the Cable Television Network of New Jersey. I spent about 10 years of my life working in the Public Relations Department of a huge international corporation. Then, I worked five years as a copywriter at an ad agency. I have been blessed to have five of my plays produced. But, those days are over.

The hustle and bustle of the corporate world, the hot deadline to write a feature story, and the demands of producing a weekly talk show are gone from my life. Now, I live in a modest ranch home with interesting neighbors and basically fill my time playing Marshall Dillon at my Gatehouse and also writing, writing and writing at my desk.

It’s a modest life. In some ways I miss the hustle and bustle. In some ways, I’m glad it’s behind me.

Sometimes I think to myself, “I’d like to have one more time at bat. I’d like to produce and host just one more television talk show.”

Sometimes I reflect upon, “if I had the chance to publish just one more issue of The Lincoln Park Journal what statements would I make?”

Life is funny. I try my absolute best to make the world just a little bit of a better place through writing a heart warming blog, with a positive message.

I try my absolute best to bring a loving touch to the lives of the cats and dogs that I care for.

Please, never underestimate the power of love. Never underestimate your positive contribution to the world. Don’t ever let anyone convince you that small acts of kindness are a waste of time in this cold, cruel world. Never give up on spreading the germs of love and kindness.

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