Category Archives: Sacrifice

My Days as Troop Quartermaster

My Days as Troop Quartermaster By Richard Mabey Jr. In February of 1967, I became the Quartermaster of Boy Scout Troop 170. I was 13 years old and in the eighth grade. Becoming the Troop Quartermaster, was a big step … Continue reading

Posted in 1967, Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boy Scout Troop 170, Boy Scouts, Boyhood Days, Compassion, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Eagle Scout, Encouragement, Faith, From boyhood to manhood, Humility, Kindness, Leadership, Lincoln Park, Memory, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Quartermaster, Sacrifice, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | Leave a comment

Farewell February

Farewell February By Richard Mabey Jr. It is time to say farewell to February. It’s been a rough month for me. I am still in deep mourning for the loss of my Mom. Life is so tough at times. I’m … Continue reading

Posted in 1994, Acts of Kindness, Amalgamated Consolidated, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Broken Heart, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Florida, Giving, Healing, Homecoming, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Love of Family, Love one another, Memory, Mom, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Sacrifice, Stand Tall, Walt Disney World | Tagged | Leave a comment

My Tribute to Tonya Jo

My Tribute to Tonya Jo By Richard Mabey Jr. It was some time in the Summer of 2016 that I first connected with Tonya on the Private Message mode. But actually we had connected long before that. Tonya had been … Continue reading

Posted in Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Central Florida, Christianity, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Love one another, Modern Life, Oak Ridge, Sacrifice, Stand Tall, Tennessee, To thine own self be true., Tonya Jo, Wisdom | 1 Comment

Never Surrender!

Never Surrender! By Richard Mabey Jr. There is a part of me that is overwhelmed by it all. I worked on my book, “I Remember Dad” today. Specifically the chapter about Dad’s stay at Hickam Air Field during World War … Continue reading

Posted in 1943, Accomplishment, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, Creative Writing, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, haunting feeling, Heroism, Hickam Air Field, Humility, I Remember Dad, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Little Figgy, Memory, Never give up!, Pear Harbor, Pearl Harbor, Sacrifice, Second World War, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, The Unexplained, To thine own self be true., Wisdom, World War II | Leave a comment

A Father’s Day Miracle

A Father’s Day Miracle By Richard Mabey Jr. This past Father’s Day, I experienced a miracle. I am not speaking from some high pulpit, with a strict religious perspective of the definition of the work, miracle. I am speaking from … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Broken Heart, Compassion, Destiny, Divine Protection, Encouragement, Faith, Figaro, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, haunting feeling, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Little Figgy, Love one another, Love Story, Mourning, Sacrifice, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, The Unexplained, Wisdom, Wisdom of Animals | 2 Comments

My Life Has Changed So Very Much

Working as a humble Gate Guard, in a gated community in Central Florida, is not as easy as most people think it is. My Life Has Changed So Very Much By Richard Mabey Jr. My life has changed so very … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Ad Agency, Amalgamated Telecommunications, AT&T, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Central Florida, Compassion, Days of Being a Young Man, Destiny, Determination, Eerie, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Florida, Gate Guard, Gated Community, haunting feeling, Humility, I Remember Dad, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Memory, Modern Life, Moving On, Never give up!, Sacrifice, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | Leave a comment

Remembering The Writers’ Circle TV Show

The Writers’ Circle was a weekly television talk show that was shown on Kinnelon, New Jersey’s Channel 20. The show ran for about two years from 1997 to 1999. Remembering The Writers’ Circle TV Show By Richard Mabey Jr. Today … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Accomplishment, Ad Agency, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Creative Writing, Days of Being a Young Man, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Journey to Truth, KHS Channel 20, Kindness, Kinnelon, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Memory, NJ, Sacrifice, Spiritual Lesson, Television, The Writers' Circle, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 2 Comments

To Climb A Mountain

A rare photo of my climb up Steinhauser Mountain. To Climb A Mountain By Richard Mabey Jr. In the early summer of 1966, I had completed the seventh grade. I was 12 years old. I had just spent one entire … Continue reading

Posted in 1966, Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, From boyhood to manhood, Giving, Healing, Heroism, Homecoming, Hook Mountain, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Memory, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Sacrifice, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Stuart S., Wisdom | Leave a comment

Remembering Lisa, Chapter 2

It was in the hallowed halls of Boonton High School, back in 1968, that I was to feel the pangs of young love. Remembering Lisa, Chapter 2 By Richard Mabey Jr. My fateful walk from Room 210, down the hall, … Continue reading

Posted in 1968, Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Baseball, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boonton, Boonton High School, Boyhood Days, Broken Heart, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Geometry Class, Giving, Good Neighbor Sam, Healing, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lisa at BHS, Love Story, Moving On, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Ron G., Sacrifice, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Salt Shaker Test

It may look like an ordinary salt shaker. But in the corporate world it can be the very thing that holds you back from getting that big promotion. Please note: I made up the name “Amalgamated Consolidated.” It is a … Continue reading

Posted in 1993, Advice to the younger set, Amalgamated Consolidated, Be Strong!, Dangers of being too trusting, Destiny, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Memory, Modern Life, Never give up!, Sacrifice, Spiritual Lesson, To thine own self be true., Tricks of the Corporate World, Wisdom | Leave a comment