The day someone shows me love without limits, is gentle with me and gives me constant affirmation, i'll probably cry for 40 days and 40 nights .
An affirmation for grad students: don't panic if you see research out there similar to what you are doing! That's a good sign that the questions you are researching are salient and interesting. It also helps you "find your people" and possibly even co-authors in the profession!
Did you know that Bruce Lee had affirmation cards in his pockets at all times? He would write his own.