Sure, the economy sucks, and yes, it's scary to think that things are going to get worse before they get better. But the fact is that human nature (or is it simply being American) dictates that we spend more time obsessing over the things we don't have instead of appreciating the things that we do have.
Check out this video by comedian Louis C.K. with Conan O'Brien. C.K. recognizes that we take too many things for granted. Yes, he's doing a stand-up comedy routine, but he makes some excellent points! So the next time Tivo clips off the last minute of a program you had recorded, don't be angry... Be thankful!