Where there's life, there's hope. Where there's hope, there's potential. Where there's potential, there's opportunity. Where there's opportunity, there's all that any inventive, resourceful person requires in order to start conquering a problem. Phrased like this, it all sounds easy. In your situation, though, some of the hope is erratic. Your potential is hidden and your opportunity is elusive. But all you have to do is inject more life (more heart and more soul) into a tired situation and all will rapidly begin to improve.