As a little girl growing up, when myself or my siblings would complain my mother would wisely say ‘the complaints department is closed’. Maintaining a positive attitude is hard especially during times of loss or stress. A few months after I moved to New York, when I was sad and homesick I met a wonderful woman called Kufunya, she’s a writer and teacher. She gave me some wonderful advice. She told me to write down 10 things I am grateful for before going to bed. It is miraculous how this tangible little objective can have such a huge impact.