My second go at answering this, since my first one got eaten by the computer, the internet, or both.
"What is the meaning of life? And don't bother answering 49!" -Stephanie
Thanks for the question, you're always on it.
I enjoy this question and its variations. The meaning of life, the secret of life, the secret to life, etc. I've always had an answer to this, though it has changed pretty much every time. In the first draft I put a joke about the meaning of life being Rhubarb, which made sense in context, but since that version was lost, I'm not going to try it again.
The secret of life is love.
That's it. In all its capacity, that's what life is, is about, and what it means. At least, as far as I know at this moment in time.
Also, the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42, not 49. Just being pedantic.