The meaning of life is not wealth, nor is it happiness, nor is it religion. The meaning of life is to create beauty, in all forms. This should bring you happy, and there are those who think religion is beautiful, but beauty is the meaning of life.
Whether it be art, music, statues, or books, knowledge.... The human genome, even, is beautiful. People, especially, are beautiful, physically, emotionally... everything.
We must realize that the reason we live is to create or discover beauty. What else could be the purpose? Beauty brings happiness, and even what one may think ugly could be beautiful. So really... Oy.
I could go on for a looooong essay on this, but I think I already have.