to someone who was lost. Each time he came back with a big smile on his face.
'Where did you learn to do that?' the professor asked.
'Do what?' Ralph said.
'Where did you learn to live like that?'
'Oh,' Ralph said, 'during the war, I guess.' Then he told the professor about his tour of duty in Vietmam, about how it was his job to clear mine fields, and how he watched his friends blow up
before his eyes, one after another. 'I learned to live between steps,' he said. 'I never knew whether the next one would be my last, so I learned to get everything I could out of the moment between when I picked up my foot and when I put it down again. Every step I took was a whole new world, and I guess I've just been that way ever since.
We have been gifted one abumdant life. We are blessed.
May we enrich the lives of others out of this abundance.