Everything has meaning. Whether we apply meaning or not, existence has worth and value, if we start there everything will have meaning. There is an ecology to the concept of “meaning”, it’s connected if we are open to seeing the connection. Nothing is meaningless, including nothing.
Lately I have noticed that those times I suffer occur when I lose sight of the exquisite beauty and opportunity of being alive to experience all those things I experience. Meaning, for me, starts with knowing how dependent I am on everything for my existence. So, it’s difficult to not embrace how the smallest to the largest have intrinsic meaning if I am willing to apply my attention.