1. I was straightening the kitchen and putting away cereal boxes.
  2. He walked through the kitchen, stopped and smiled when he saw me, and said,
  3. "Life is good, isn't it?"
  4. My heart swelled and I said, "You bet, buddy! Life sure is good!"
  5. He grinned and kept walking.
  6. I looked at the cereal box in my hand.
  7. Life.