40 More Sincere Ways to Say ‘Hope You Feel Better’


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When someone’s not feeling well, it’s important to do what we can to help them feel better. While it’s easy to fall for the cliched message of ‘hope you feel better,’ can you take this further? Get well wishes are powerful, but you want to ensure you’re sincere. 

Gifts and Cards to Help You Say 'I Hope You Feel Better'

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What you say during this time can affect someone’s recovery and help improve their day. Words are a way to spread positivity, no matter how small your words of comfort may be. 

If you’re struggling to find a more sincere way to say ‘hope you feel better,’ this guide is for you. Not only should you consider who you’re writing to, but also consider what condition they’re in. Whether they’re under the weather, recovering from a surgery, or struggling with grief, here’s some inspiration for what to say.  

How to Say ‘Hope You Feel Better’ to a Close Friend or Family Member

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If you’re addressing your message to someone you’re already really close to, this is your chance to offer a lot of support. These are the bonds that matter the most. Go above and beyond by offering real-world help, one of these get well gift ideas, or just kind words of support. 

1. “I hope you find more strength each and every day.”

Instead of a generic ‘I hope you feel better,’ go a step further. Let them know that they’ll find strength in their journey to recovery, bit by bit. 

2. “You’re in my warmest thoughts. I wish you the quickest recovery.” 

Let your loved one know you’re thinking of them as they go through this. Root for them as they recover.

3. “Hang in there! If anyone is strong enough to recover, it’s you.” 

You know your loved one better than others. They trust your opinion. If you say they’re strong enough to get through this, they’ll know you’re telling the truth. 

4. “Recovery can sometimes be the hardest part. Is there anything I can do?”

Aside from letting them know you understand how they feel, ask if there’s something you can do for them. As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words.

5. “Sending you all the strength you need for this road ahead.”

As a friend or family member, you’re a source of strength when your loved one needs it most. How can you be there for them during this time?

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How to Say ‘Hope You Feel Better’ to an Acquaintance or Stranger

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Knowing what to say when someone’s sick isn’t always easy. This is especially true if they’re an acquaintance or someone you don’t know very well. Try these phrases when you’re not sure the right words to say. 

6. “That sounds really challenging. I wish you all the best.” 

Sometimes people just want to feel heard. If someone’s going through a rough patch with their health, let them know that you acknowledge this challenge. 

7. “I wish the best of health in your future.” 

While we never know what tomorrow will bring, we can wish well for those in our lives. 

8. “I hope your recovery goes smoothly every step of the way.”

Aside from being ill or experiencing a health emergency, recovery can be the most challenging part. Wish this person success and health every step of this process. 

9. “I hope you’re back doing the things you love soon.” 

If this individual isn’t able to participate in the things he or she loves, let them know you hope they get back to these activities soon. 

10. “I can’t imagine how that feels. Wishing you the best support.” 

Most people aren’t looking for advice or pity when they share their health news with an acquaintance or stranger. Meet them with respect and kindness with this message.  

How to Say ‘Hope You Feel Better’ to a Coworker or Boss

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It’s thoughtful to offer kind words of support to your coworkers and boss when they experience health challenges. Because these relationships are often tricky to manage, these messages are always a good fit. 

11. “I hope you’re feeling back to your positive self soon!”

For the person who’s always ready to help out, let them know that they’ll feel more like themselves in no time. 

12. “It’s been tough around here without your help. I hope you feel better soon!”

It’s nice to know that one’s hard work is appreciated. Let your coworker or boss know that you miss their contributions around the office.

14. “Don’t worry about the work right now! This time is all about your recovery.” 

When you’re not feeling well, worries about work often get in the way of healing. Assure your coworker or boss that this is taken care of. 

15. “Wishing you all the sleep, rest, and recovery you need.” 

Instead of simply saying ‘hope you feel better,’ remind your coworker or boss of the things that work towards a speedier recovery. 

How to Say ‘Hope You Feel Better’ Online

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With most of our world going digital, it’s not uncommon to post these types of sentiments online as well. Because etiquette tends to be different online, you want to make sure your words don’t come across flat. These messages are perfect for sharing online. 

16. “I always thought you were invincible! It’s good to know you’re human too. Feel better soon, friend!”

This joke hints that you find the recipient to be a strong, capable person. Your kind message reminds them that they’ll feel better in no time. 

17. “Illness comes and goes, but friends are forever. Missing you!” 

Though lighthearted, this message lets the recipient know they have friends who love and care for him or her. 

18. “Your strength and positivity inspire me! Keep fighting, friend.” 

Seeing someone struggle with their health on social media is never easy, but it’s also a form of inspiration. Show your friend that you admire all they do. 

19. “We’re all rooting for you and your recovery!”

If you’re posting on behalf of multiple people, let the recipient know that everyone’s on their side. Recovery is much easier when you’re not alone. 

20. “Sending lots of hugs and love your way for a quick recovery!”

When you can’t see a friend or family member in person, it’s hard to make sure they know just how you feel. Reminding them of your love and support often means the world in that moment. 

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‘Hope You Feel Better Messages’ for Spouse or Romantic Partner

If you’re creating a message for a spouse or romantic partner, you can tell them how much they mean to you. Seeing a loved one feeling less than their best is never easy. Together, you’ll get through this. Try one of these ‘hope you feel better’ messages below. 

21. “Sweetheart, I’m sending all my warm wishes your way. You know I’m always thinking of you.” 

First, this message is a cute way to show your lover that you’re always thinking of them. Even when things feel lonely, you’re together in spirit. 

22. “It’s so hard for me to see you looking so sick. I’m used to you being the brightest light in my life. Get well soon, love.” 

Watching a loved one go through any bouts of illness is never easy. Your partner’s light might be dimmed, but this is only temporary. 

23. “Sending all my thoughts and prayers to you, baby. I’ll be there every step of the way.” 

If you’re always there to help your loved one through the good times and the bad, send your thoughts and prayers to them. They’ll feel better knowing you’re by their side. 

24. “I don’t often tell you how much you mean to me, so I wanted to remind you that you’re my entire world.”

It can be difficult to share your true feelings with someone you love. Use this chance to open up about what they mean to you, even if it’s hard. 

25. “Take care of yourself, love. You’re my whole heart.” 

For someone who’s your entire heart, make sure they feel appreciated every day. After all, you’re together in sickness and in health. 

Short ‘Hope You Feel Better’ Messages to Share in a Card

Are you writing a card for someone who needs to feel better? A card is a beautiful symbol of your concern, but your message can make all the difference. These short ‘hope you feel better’ messages will fit in cards of any shape or size. 

26. “I hope you feel your best soon.” 

Of course, this message is short, sweet, and to the point. It’s sometimes better to say less and let your card speak for itself. This is great for pairing with a gift, treat, or something special. 

27. “As someone who’s cut from the same cloth, I know just how strong you are. Feel better!”

If you’re a strong person, compare yourself to your recipient. They’ll not only feel connected to you, but they’ll also remember that they can truly get through this. 

28. “Sending you so much love and support. We’re all rooting for your recovery.”

If you’re sending a card on behalf of a group, let your recipient know you’re all rooting for them. When you feel the support of everyone behind you, it’s that much easier to heal. 

29. “Heard you’re feeling under the weather. Get well soon, friend.” 

Don’t feel pressured to say too much. Your card alone speaks for itself, but this tasteful message is good for any recipient. Perfect for a coworker or someone you don’t know as well, let them know you’re thinking of them. 

30. “Get well soon and take care of yourself.” 

When you’re healing from an illness or injury, it’s important to take care of yourself. Of course, this is easier said than done. Give your recipient permission to put themselves first. 

Funny ‘Hope You Feel Better’ Messages to Share

Who said healing had to be serious? You can Wish someone improved health with humor. As the saying goes, laughter truly is the best medicine. These funny messages are sure to have them laughing in no time. 

31. “You’re so popular, all of the germs also love you! Feel better soon!”

One way of looking at illness is as a popularity contest. While doctors might not agree, it’s definitely a funny way to think about it. 

32. “Sorry to say, but I’m happy you’re sick instead of me. You’re stronger!”

This is a hilarious way to show support if you’re someone who hates getting sick (who doesn’t?). Better yet, remind your recipient that they’re the stronger one after all, so this is only fair. 

33. “If I could take your pain away and give it to someone we both really hate, I totally would. Get well soon.” 

Why do the good always get sick? Wouldn’t life be so much easier if you could send your cold to someone else, especially someone you don’t like? While fiction, this is a hilarious sentiment. 

34. “I won’t lie—you don’t look your best. Feel better soon, friend!”

It’s not your friend’s fault he or she doesn’t look their best right now. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t point it out. It’s okay to laugh at life’s ups and downs. 

35. “Wow, you really will go to lengths for some attention. Just kidding! Feel better!”

Finally, one of the consequences of getting sick is all the attention. While this might not always be welcome, this funny ‘get well soon’ message will make them laugh. 

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‘Hope You Feel Better’ Images to Share on Social Media or in a Text

Finally, today’s world is more digitally connected than ever before. If you’re sharing a social media or text message with a loved one, add one of these images below. They’re sure to brighten even the darkest of days. 

get well soon message with flowers

36. “Get Well Soon” 

This simple digital bouquet is a reminder that someone’s thinking of you. Flower bouquets are one of the most common get well soon gifts, so this makes perfect sense as a digital sentiment. 

feel better soon message with heart

37. “Feel better soon.”  

For a simple message that delivers its point home, choose this blue and white heart. Hearts are a reminder that you’re loved, making them a beautiful message to share on social media or through text. 

Important reminder to feel better soon

38. “Feel better soon. We all love you.” 

This pink graphic reminds you that your recipient is cared for and loved. Feeling under the weather can be isolating, so it’s important to know people are thinking of you and your wellness. 

Why today is called the present

39. “Yesterday is history…”

This well-loved quote is all about living in the moment. Times might be difficult now, but they’re only temporary. We all have so many blessings, and that’s why it’s important to be mindful of where we are in the present. 

Take care of your self message with two cups of coffee

40. “Take care of yourself.” 

Finally, these cute tea cups are a symbol for taking care of yourself and putting yourself first. If you don’t give yourself the space to heal, you’ll never come through on the other side. Give your recipient permission to be there for themselves. 

Healing Together: Offer Help Along the Way

There are a lot of unique, supportive ways to say ‘hope you feel better.’ While it’s sometimes easier to stick with the most generic messages, stepping outside the box pays off. It shows your loved one that you’re willing to personalize a message to them, and that you’re really thinking of them during this challenging time. 

We can’t always be there in person for those who we love. By knowing some of these supportive messages above, we always know the “right” thing to say when the situation strikes, whether it’s digitally or at work. Together, we can make the healing process a little bit easier for everyone. Though small, these kind words are sure to make their day a little brighter. 

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