If you've had a crappy week/month/year, here's some profound and heartfelt advice from novelist-philosopher Plum Sykes: "It's good to remember to laugh at life, especially when times are hard." Before you groan and ask exactly how hard times can be when you're a pathologically overconfident and overpaid writer who's drowning in designer clothes and married to a man with millions, remember that Plum once worked for Anna Wintour, so she too has walked through life's dark and tragic abyss. And why not follow her noble example of appreciating the little things in life? "When my black tulips in a bed of blue forget-me-nots flower at my country house," she shares, "the pink champagne will come out!" There, aren't you humbled and inspired?