Not Sure What to Write in a Get Well Soon Message? We’ve Got You Covered

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It's not always easy to find the right words—and that can be especially true when someone you care about is sick or injured. Of course, you wanna let them know you care, but you might also be worried about saying the "wrong" thing. Don't stress because I've come up with a bunch of ideas for get well wishes that you can totally borrow. From inspirational get well messages to funny get well wishes that'll make 'em laugh, these are the best ways to let someone know you're thinking of them.

These get well wishes can be used for friends, family, coworkers, or anyone else you're trying to send ~healing vibes~. Some of them work if you want to send a card after surgery or another major medical event. Others keep things lighthearted and simple enough for a text. You can choose what that feels most appropriate for your circumstances.

Besides just writing “get well soon,” you can also make sure they feel supported in other ways. I mean, who wouldn't love a get well soon gift? You can also bring them some meal-prepped dinners or send a food delivery gift card to their email. If you’re close enough, you can even offer to help with household tasks that might have fallen by the wayside while they were sick or injured. If they’ll be in the hospital for a while, bring them an interesting book and an extra blanket. Above all, try and take cues from them about how they’d like to be supported during this tough time.

Here are tons of ideas for what to write in get well soon cards, text messages, or even thoughtful things to say when you next see them in person.

Thoughtful Get Well Soon Wishes

  • You’re one of the strongest people I know, and I’m sure you’ll be back on your feet in no time.

  • Being sick can feel lonely, but I hope you know you’re not alone. I’m here for you every step of the way, whatever you need.

  • You’ve always shown me that a positive attitude makes everything better, so I’m sending lots of positivity your way.

  • Get well soon so we can plan our next adventure!

  • I can’t wait until I can hug you again. Feel better soon!!

  • I know you well enough to know you’re probably frustrated about how long recovery is taking. Don’t forget to give yourself some patience and grace as you get better (and trust me, you will get better!)

  • I miss you way more than you can possibly imagine. Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  • This sucks, and I’m not going to tell you it doesn’t. But know that I’m here to support you through all of it.

  • I’ve always admired your courage in tough situations, and this time is no different. I know you’ll get through this, too.

  • I know how much you hate asking for help, but seriously: We are all totally happy to help with whatever you need while you recover, and you are not allowed to feel bad about it!

  • Just think, by this time next year, we’ll be on vacation together and this will all just be a distant memory.

  • You’re so naturally gifted when it comes to taking care of others, but now it’s time to let me take care of you for a change.

  • When you look in the mirror, I hope you see someone strong, capable, smart and loved. That’s how I see you.

  • I know the universe has big plans for you once you make it through this difficult time.

  • Hoping that all the well wishes from people who care about you are making you feel a little bit better while you focus on your recovery.

  • It might be hard to see it now, but better days are coming. While we’re waiting for them, just know that I’ll be by your side.

  • I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I’m sending lots of love and positivity your way as you start treatment.

  • I don’t know what to say, except I love you and I’m here for you.

Funny and Lighthearted Get Well Wishes

  • Being sick sucks, but at least you get to skip work!

  • To quote the Friends theme song, “I’ll be there for youuuu!”

  • Can you please get better soon? Watching The Bachelor and drinking wine is way less fun without you.

  • I know the hospital food probably sucks, which is why I’m gonna DoorDash you a burrito tonight.

  • You’re feeling crappy, but at least it’s still not as bad as the post-New Year’s Eve hangover of ‘09, right?

  • Make room in your hospital bed, because I’m coming over to watch TV and eat candy and I’m not sitting in those terrible plastic chairs.

  • The office is 100% less fun without you, so please come back before I die of boredom.

  • Okay, so 2023 might not have been your year after all. But there’s always next year!

  • I’d offer to bring you homemade chicken noodle soup, but considering my cooking skills, it’d probably be considered a health hazard.

  • Even in a hospital gown, you still look hot.

  • Normally I would never offer to do someone’s laundry or walk their dog, but I’ll make a one-time exception for you. Don’t get used to it.

  • I need you back in commission, because no one else will sing along to Taylor Swift with me like you do.

  • I know everyone’s already brought you flowers and stuffed animals, so that’s why I’m sending this bundle of your fave moisturizer and cleanser. Hospitalization is no excuse for skipping your skincare routine!

  • You really didn’t need to go to these lengths to cancel your Hinge date, you know.

  • You have to get better soon, because I finally got a reservation at that restaurant we’ve been wanting to try.

  • If you wanted some attention, you just had to ask! But this works too.

  • Honestly, if I were you, I’d be milking this for as long as I could.

  • Hope the doctor treating you is both hot and single.

Short and Simple Get Well Wishes

  • Hope you feel better soon!

  • Let me know if I can help with anything while you’re recovering!

  • We’re all thinking of you.

  • Can’t wait to see you once you’re feeling better!

  • You’re in my thoughts every day as you continue to heal.

  • You’ll be feeling strong again soon!

  • Wishing a speedy recovery to my office bestie.

  • Love you lots and hope you’re feeling better soon.

  • Sending healing vibes your way.

  • Your body needs plenty of rest while you recover, so don’t stress about anything! I’ve got it all handled.

  • I hope you’re feeling a little bit better each day.

  • Sending all my love and support as you heal from this.

  • Glad to hear you’re on the mend!

  • You got this, and we got you! Feel better soon.

  • Remember to take things one day at a time as you recover.

  • It won’t be long before you’re back to doing the things you love.

  • Can’t wait to celebrate once you’re back at 100%.

  • I miss my [gym/running/yoga/pilates] buddy, so here’s hoping you’re back at it soon!

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