"In times of seeming despair, it helps to focus on questions like "How can I be more resourceful?" and "How can I help others out of their troubles?"
I've found, especially in those rare moments where we're looking throw those "half empty" glasses, it's never about what you have or you think you're losing, it's ALWAYS about what value you can create.
Ironically, when we have those time where we're focusing totally on our own problems and praying to god for a solution or a way out, what we should be doing is looking for how we can be of service to others.
These days, I cherish times of "seeming" despair because I've learned that, like the Phoenix being reborn of fire so to are we when all the dust settles."