Positive Quotes And Messages To Improve Someone’s Day

It’s always comforting knowing that someone is thinking of you and cares enough to check-in. That’s why your words of encouragement to a loved one can mean a lot to them! Whether it’s your lifelong best friend, a family member, or a colleague, taking a moment to deliver a positive message can have a long-lasting effect on the well-being of both individuals. To help you come up with the right words to write in a sweet text, email, or personalized thinking-of-you card, we’ve rounded up the best positive quotes and messages to improve someone’s day.

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Words Of Encouragement For A Friend

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Sharing words of encouragement with a friend can make all of the difference and is something you can do even when you’re feeling helpless. It can be difficult to think of just the right words, so we’ve put together some inspiration for adding your own personal message to a custom greeting card! Think about some of your favorite moments together with your friend. Whether it’s a fun night out, a party you attended together, or a special milestone, and add photos of the two of you that will make them smile.

  • “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Mine
  • “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
  • “Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” – Anne Frank
  • “Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge
  • “Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley
  • “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary
  • “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino
  • “It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop.” – Confucius
  • “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” – Bob Goff
  • “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

Encouraging Quotes For Your Spouse

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Everyone needs encouragement sometimes, whether it’s to bolster their spirits in a difficult time or simply to remind them that they’re valued. That goes double for your spouse! Choosing just the right words of encouragement can work wonders in making your partner feel loved and appreciated. Post it notes on the mirror, in the car, on the desk, or nightstand, emails to each other throughout a workday – those just a few ways to express these positive quotes in your marriage.

  • “And you ask ‘What if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” – Erin Hanson
  • “Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” – Rosemonde Gerard
  • “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” — Angelita Lim
  • “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
  • “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” – Greg Anderson
  • “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller
  • “When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.” – Byron Katie
  • “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill
  • “I can’t promise to fix all your problems, but I can promise you won’t have to face them all alone.” – Unknown
  • “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” — T. Tolis
  • “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

Positive Messages For Kids

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Words can pump kids up, and they can just as easily deflate them, which is why finding positive things to say to your child matters. By brainstorming some encouraging words for kids or positive messages to say to your child, you can start to fill that bucket with love, kindness, positivity, and confidence. Turn your words of encouragement into inspirational wall art for kids so that they can always be reminded of these positive quotes on a daily basis.

  • “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin
  • “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never see what lies ahead.” – Gusteau, Ratatouille
  • “Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” — Snow White
  • “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”― Audrey Hepburn
  • “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl
  • “Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. ” – Ernest Hemingway
  • “Everything you can imagine is real.”― Pablo Picasso
  • “Never look back, darling. It distracts for the now.” – Edna Mode, The Incredibles
  • “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. ” – Bonnie Blair
  • “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Motivational Quotes For Coworkers

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Everyone at work occasionally has a bad day, or even a string of bad days; that’s exactly the moment you can do a wonderful thing by offering encouraging words for coworkers. Sometimes your offer of support, your positive words, and your expression of sympathy may be just the thing they need to hear to feel motivated. Use one of these motivational quotes to start off a thank you note or email to a coworker.

  • “It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” – Vince Lombardi
  • “A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill
  • “Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” – L.M. Montgomery
  • “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
  • “Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.” – Alice Walker
  • “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” – Mario Fernandez
  • “Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.” – Ralph Marston
  • “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” – John Lennon
  • “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  • “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost
  • “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” – Mary Dunbar

Laughs And Day Brighteners

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Just because someone’s challenges are serious doesn’t mean your words always have to be. Sometimes sharing a laugh or smile is the best encouragement. Giving someone a day brightener and laughter can let them know that you are thinking about them, you appreciate them, and you care about them.

  • “Just wanted to send you a smile today.”
  • “When I think of you, I think of kindness, wisdom, and love. Thanks for being you.” — Sam Crow
  • “I think I’d miss you even if we never met.” — The Wedding Date
  • “When I want to smile, I know exactly what to do, I just close my eyes and I think of you.”
  • “At a time like this, don’t even bother with a dish. Just grab a spoon and start shoveling ice cream straight from the carton.”
  • “This is a hug from me to you, to let you know I am thinking of you. And although I have nothing to say, you know I have thought of you today.”
  • “Sorry things are crappy. If you need somebody to binge-watch a whole season of something with you, I’m there.”
  • “I walk around like everything is fine, but deep down, inside my shoe, my sock is sliding off.”
  • “This, too, shall pass. And hopefully not like a kidney stone.”
  • “I believe in you! And unicorns. But mostly you!”
  • “Don’t give up on your dreams. Keep sleeping.”
  • “Yesterday I really wanted tacos. Now I’m eating tacos. Follow your dreams.”

Powerful Affirmations To Help Stay Positive

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Daily affirmations are positive reminders or statements that can be used to encourage and motivate yourself or others. Help start their days with a positive boost by giving them one of these daily affirmations! It really pays to set the tone first thing in the morning and sometimes your recipient just needs a little enthusiastic cheering on.

  • “Your work ethic inspires me to do my best work.”
  • “Thank you for making my mornings easier and my days more worthwhile. I love knowing that I have you in my corner.”
  • “You are my best friend. You encourage me when I’m doubtful and inspire me to be my best self.”
  • “I really admire your cheerful attitude. It’s so nice to be around your positive energy and smiling face.”
  • “You care so much about the quality of what you do. I love how you pay such close attention to…”
  • “You are courageous because you are genuinely yourself, which isn’t always easy. I admire your authenticity and the ways you stay true to yourself.”
  • “I don’t know everything about what you’re going through, but I’d like to understand a little better if you’re willing to have me listen.”
  • “I just want you to know that I honor what you’re going through right now. I am here for you.”
  • “You look radiant and full of life today.”
  • “Sending major good vibes your way.”
  • “Sending you good thoughts — and hoping you believe in yourself just as much as I believe in you.”

Wrapping Up

Never shy away from expressing hope and inspiration to people around you. You may be in need of them at some point in your life as well. We can be the ones to write the words or send the laugh in an encouragement card that helps someone through a rough day — or a whole tough season of life.

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