What if you should not seek meaning or purpose? What if that quest to find your passion keeps you chasing something that cannot be caught? Instead, what if you live as well as you can, here in the present, and one day awaken to find that passion and purpose have found you?
Erich Fromm says we pretend happiness because to be unhappy is to be a failure, which leads to shame. We have made happiness into a necessity and marketable commodity, when it is a byproduct of purpose or meaning, according to Viktor Frankl.
You can have a good day, even when it begins poorly; more profoundly, maybe the only way to have a good day is to face a challenge first. Our life is challenge, it is problem solving; without it we would have no purpose. So, approach it well.