Once I received a handwritten note of thanks from someone who was impacted by my ministry. My executive assistant (secretary back then) handed it to me and said, “Put this in your happy file.” That gave me the idea to start one.
Ever since, I’ve kept a “happy file.” Different things that come in that are an encouragement or amusing for whatever reason, I put into the happy file. When I’m feeling discouraged, I can flip through it and remind myself, “Wow, God’s done some pretty cool stuff.”
I recommend that everyone in ministry keep a happy file.