1 - Be grateful for EVERYTHING in your life... the good, bad, ugly... find something to be grateful for. If you focus on the good things, you don't have time to think about the crap around you.
2 - Faith...when you hit that ugly, dark, bottom of the barrel you need something to pull you out. The Bible is that for me...New Testament...great stuff.
3 - One good, long cry never hurt anyone.
4 - One good, small cocktail never hurt anyone... but never put your drink together w/the long cry...they don't go well together.
Being positive isn't always easy to do but it really does make a big difference in how you start to feel inside....and again, New Testament - great stuff.