We really do have a choice to see the glass as half full rather than half empty. And when we look at what's right instead of what's wrong, we give ourselves renewed energy to face life in all of its complexity. Focusing on what's wrong -- with ourselves or others, or with circumstances -- drains and depresses us, depleting energy. Noticing what's right produces the uplift of hope and possibility.

This is not to say we live in denial about the problems in our lives, simply that we ask ourselves questions such as: What could be right about what's happening right now? What good might come of this? How can what's going on help me get what I want? What can I be grateful for here?

Susannah Seton, Sondra Kornblat in 365 Energy Boosters