Robust joy

PBJ sandwich
Robust joy is a simple meal, easy prep. wholesome ingredients. No?


Irene is a seating hostess at the Marriott San Antonio NW.

We met two days ago, a minute after i checked in because, on the way to the elevator to go to my room, i spotted someone i knew in the hotel atrium. i walked over to say hi and that’s how i encountered Irene.

She remembered my name yesterday morning.

The lobby restaurant opened at 6:30 AM.

i arrived a few minutes later.

“Good morning Jeff.”

It was a wow moment. We talked about it and then moved on with our individual morning routine.

As i was leaving, i struck up our conversation again and asked her, “What is the meaning of life?”

“Joy. Robust joy.”

i’ve asked well over 1,000 people the same question.

Have never heard that one.



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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.