Meaning of Life

Different people in agreement.

My brother-in-law is six years old, and does the normal things of a child. The other day, he asked me a big question.

 

“What is life for?” His little boy eyes pleaded for an adult answer.

 

Fortunately, I had already thought up the answer. It was stored in my heart and came out quickly.

 

“Life is deciding how you are going to act. Are you going to be a nice person or are you going to be mean?”

 

He knew his answer and said, “I’m going to be nice to everyone. I already am.”

 

“Good.” I nodded with obvious pride in him. “That’s the best way to be.”

 

His mood changed immediately, and he resumed the carefree games of childhood. He didn’t see me release a big exhale in relief.

 

I remained on the couch and thought about this little brother. He had done me a great courtesy by asking this question when I was seated comfortably. If I had been standing, the quick whirlwind moment would have landed me on the ground, or in some other undesirable dimension.

 

He had come to me with a difficult question and trusted me.

I felt honored.

But even more than that, I felt like I answered his question correctly. I may have only answered one tenth of the question, but at least I got that part right.

 

There were hundreds of things I wanted to ask him, like:

  • Where did you hear this?
  • Why are you wondering?
  • What’s bothering you?

 

But alas, the attention span of a little boy can be fleeting. Why worry about things when one is still allowed to do other things?

 

I will make sure he can always come to me with serious questions. Someday we will finish the conversation about the meaning of life.

 

I will tell him that we are here to learn. We are here to perfect ourselves and the world around us through the process of living.

 

We choose our response. We are not dependent on others’ perfection for us to be nice to people. We have the option to have grace, courtesy, and kindness. Life’s purpose is to make us better people.

Changing Scenes by Jennifer Allis Provost

Changing Scenes 

 

by Jennifer Allis Provost

Publisher: Limitless Publishing!

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book #2 Changes Series.

 

 

✵✦✵ SYNOPSIS ✵✦✵

“Image isn’t everything

…or is it?”

 

For Astrid Janvier, image is everything…

 

Astrid is a world-renowned model, as famous for her strut as her startling green eyes. She’s modeled for the biggest names in the fashion world, and is regularly invited to parties in New York, London, and Paris. Thanks to a designer label addiction, she’s also broke, and takes a job as a cocktail waitress just to make rent. When her best friend Britt asks her to be her maid of honor at her upcoming wedding, their first task is to decide the menu.

 

Donnie Coehlo is a young, up-and-coming chef with a dinner menu to plan…

 

Donato—Donnie for short—is the head chef at Thirty-Nine and Twelve, a seafood bistro on the Connecticut shore. It’s a great accomplishment given his youthful age, but Donnie doesn’t brag. He just wants to find the right girl, settle down, and have a bunch of kids. When Astrid arrives at his restaurant, Donnie hopes she is the one. But would a high-priced model like Astrid be interested in a regular guy like him?

 

As Astrid’s life crumbles around her, and Donnie makes a terrible choice, Astrid learns the two of them are irrevocably tied together.

 

Will their connection be enough for Astrid to leave her high-fashion life behind, and accept what Donnie has to offer? Or will she chase her dreams as a model, leaving Donnie as part of her past?

 

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✵✦✵ JENNIFER ALLIS PROVOST ✵✦✵

Jennifer Allis Provost is a native New Englander who lives in a sprawling colonial along with her beautiful and precocious twins, a dog that thinks she’s a kangaroo, a parrot, a junkyard cat, and a wonderful husband who never forgets to buy ice cream. As a child, she read anything and everything she could get her hands on, including a set of encyclopedias, but fantasy was always her favorite. She spends her days drinking vast amounts of coffee, arguing with her computer, and avoiding any and all domestic behavior.

 

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✵✦✵ SYNOPSIS ✵✦✵

“Image isn’t everything

…or is it?”

 

For Astrid Janvier, image is everything…

 

Astrid is a world-renowned model, as famous for her strut as her startling green eyes. She’s modeled for the biggest names in the fashion world, and is regularly invited to parties in New York, London, and Paris. Thanks to a designer label addiction, she’s also broke, and takes a job as a cocktail waitress just to make rent. When her best friend Britt asks her to be her maid of honor at her upcoming wedding, their first task is to decide the menu.

 

Donnie Coehlo is a young, up-and-coming chef with a dinner menu to plan…

 

Donato—Donnie for short—is the head chef at Thirty-Nine and Twelve, a seafood bistro on the Connecticut shore. It’s a great accomplishment given his youthful age, but Donnie doesn’t brag. He just wants to find the right girl, settle down, and have a bunch of kids. When Astrid arrives at his restaurant, Donnie hopes she is the one. But would a high-priced model like Astrid be interested in a regular guy like him?

 

As Astrid’s life crumbles around her, and Donnie makes a terrible choice, Astrid learns the two of them are irrevocably tied together.

 

Will their connection be enough for Astrid to leave her high-fashion life behind, and accept what Donnie has to offer? Or will she chase her dreams as a model, leaving Donnie as part of her past?

 

AVAILABLE NOW

https://amzn.com/B019SHY37Q