No one would argue that the U.S. economy is in top form right now. Recent disappointing housing, GDP, and jobs numbers have together stoked widespread fears of further economic woes. As a result, some forecasters are now starting to lower their expectations for second-quarter growth. However, while foreclosures and slow job growth continue to be a drag on economic growth, there are a few glimmers of hope for the U.S. economy. Here are five reasons to be hopeful about the nation's economic future.