Like everyone, I have always wanted to better my life. It took me a long time to realize that it is not how much you make, or even how many friends you have. It is how much you improve your current situation.
In college, I had an econ teacher tell me about a guy in Namibia, Africa. His job is to swim through the raw sewage cannals in town with nothing more than a swimsuit, snorkel, and mask. He is responsible for removing large debris from piping ducts to prevent clogging. At the end of the day he earns less than the change you find on the seat of your car. Your day isn't looking so bad now is it? A simple pair of swimming fins, would greatly improve the quality of life for the Namibian. He would be extremely happy, and eternally greatful. If he can be happy, swimming in sewage, through a simple improvement like swimming fins, than so can you, regarless of where you are in life now.