Category Archives: Gated Community

Failure Is Not An Option

The little courtyard, just outside my front porch, is plain and simple. In its simplicity lies the statement of the value of finding truth in simplicity. Failure Is Not An Option By Richard Mabey Jr. My life, here in Central … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Central Florida, Creative Writing, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Figaro, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Florida, Gated Community, Hickam Air Field, I Remember Dad, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Modern Life, Never give up!, Richard's Rocking Chair, Sacrifice, Second World War, Spiritual Lesson, The Birdbath, The Front Porch, Wisdom | 4 Comments

Farewell Bailey

My best friend, Bailey. Farewell Bailey By Richard Mabey Jr. This is a most simple tale. A simple blog. As I write this blog, tears fill my eyes. For today, I said farewell to two of my best friends, Bella … Continue reading

Posted in Acts of Kindness, Bailey, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Broken Heart, Compassion, Destiny, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Gated Community, Giving, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Love one another, Love Story, Moving On, Sacrifice, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 3 Comments

Remembering Romero, A Story of the Spirit of Christmas

A scan of the Father’s Day Prayer Card that Romero gave to me. Remembering Romero A Story of the Spirit of Christmas By Richard Mabey Jr. It was January of 2014, when I was working at the southernmost section of … Continue reading

Posted in Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Christianity, Christmas, Compassion, Destiny, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Gate Guard, Gated Community, Giving, Humility, Jesus, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Love one another, Memory, Romero, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 1 Comment

The Joy Of Giving

My old Gatehouse. I worked as a Gate Guard for five years in a gated community in Central Florida. The Joy Of Giving By Richard Mabey Jr. Being a Gate Guard for one of these gated communities in Central Florida … Continue reading

Posted in Batman, Be Strong!, Bible Stories, Central Pennsylvania, Christianity, Comic Books, Compassion, Determination, Divine Protection, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Gate Guard, Gated Community, Giving, Holy Bible, Humility, Jesus, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Love one another, Memory, Never give up!, Sacrifice, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Remembering Romero

A scan of the Father’s Day Prayer Card that Romero gave to me. Remembering Romero By Richard Mabey Jr. It was January of 2014, when I was working at the southernmost section of Gated Community, that I first met Romero. … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Gate Guard, Gated Community, Humility, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Memory, Romero, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 1 Comment

My Crazy, Hair Brain Scheme To Be Fonzie

Yours truly, standing beside his brand new scooter, about four years ago. My Crazy, Hair Brain Scheme To Be Fonzie By Richard Mabey Jr. About four years ago, I got this crazy idea to buy a motorcycle. Well, I settled … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Advice to the younger set, Believe in yourself!, Central Florida, Destiny, Divine Protection, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Gate Guard, Gated Community, Humility, Life's Dreams, Memory, Moving On, Richard's Scooter, Richie Cunningham, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Graveyard Shift

The graveyard shift is the loneliest shift of all. It was lonely, it was eerie, and at two in the morning, a person’s imagination grows wild. The Graveyard Shift By Richard Mabey Jr. In my four years of humble community … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Steele, Believe in yourself!, County College of Morris, Dad, Determination, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Gate Guard, Gated Community, Good Neighbor Sam, Homecoming, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Mad Magazine, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 10 Comments