Mailbox of Joy

Long ago, a friend gave this bit of professional advice. He said, I should keep a folder in my mailbox for all the positive emails I have ever received: paper acceptances, internship offers, compliments on my research, etc. He said this while he dealt with the humbling realities of hunting for academic jobs. While I have not experienced the hardships of hunting for academic jobs myself, I am going to make such a “happiness folder” in my mailbox to find instant motivation when I need it!