Last updated: October 12, 2022
When your friend or loved one is unwell, get well wishes will really brighten their day. But it can be hard to know what to write. The good news is that you don’t need to come up with something from scratch yourself. We’ve prepared a list of warm and thoughtful get well wishes that will encourage and uplift your friend or loved one. These messages will show that you are thinking of them and give them the boost they need.
Most people feel lonely when they are unwell or recovering from an illness or surgery. Your friend or loved one may be in hospital or stuck in bed at home, unable to do the things they love. Receiving a thoughtful card or text message will lift their spirits and make them feel better.
Whether you are sending a message to a family member, a friend, a colleague, a partner or a child, we’ve got you covered. We hope that our list of get well wishes helps you write the perfect message to the person you care about. We’ve even got some funny messages and inspirational quotes that will add extra personality to your get well soon message.
Types of Messages
Get Well Wishes Ideas For a Friend
Good friends are there for each other through thick and thin. When your friend is unwell or recovering from an illness or surgery, show how much they mean to you with a get well soon message.
Sending you all my love and prayers for a speedy recovery. Can’t wait to catch up again soon and see you.
I’m sorry to hear you’re under the weather. I hope you’re getting some rest. Please take care and get well soon.
I’m so sorry to hear of your [accident/illness/diagnosis]. That must be so hard. I hope you recover really soon.
Sending you lots of love and hugs. Take it day by day. It’s going to be ok my friend.
I hope you are being well looked after. Sending you all my love.
It must be so hard being stuck in bed. Please let me know if you need anything as I’d be happy to help.
Get Well Messages For Colleagues
If your work colleague is absent from work due to illness or injury, they may be feeling isolated and alone. Sending them a card or message from the workplace is the perfect way to show them that they matter and are missed.
We are all thinking about you and wishing you a speedy recovery.
We’re missing you at the office and can’t wait to have you back. Get well soon!
Everyone at work says hello. We miss you and hope you are on the mend soon.
I hope you are feeling better soon. Work is so boring without you here!
Take all the time you need to get better. We’re holding the fort while you’re away. Now is the time for you to rest and heal.
Work isn’t the same without you here. Looking forward to having you back.
Get Well Messages For Family
When a family member is sick, it’s time for the rest of the family to pitch in and support them while they recover. A message from a sibling, parent, child, or cousin will mean so much to them.
Wishing you more strength every single day. You’re gonna get through this.
Sending you plenty of healthy and healing vibes in your direction.
We miss you so much and can’t wait to have you back home.
Your only job right now is to rest and get better. Take all the time you need and let us know what we can do to help out while you recover.
You’re always in my thoughts. Sending you lots of love and prayers for a speedy recovery.
I’m keeping the couch warm for you at home and will have a pot of chicken soup ready for your return. Get well soon!
Get Well Wishes For Your Mother
While you were growing up, Mom probably looked after you countless times when you were unwell. Let her know how much she matters to you by writing her a beautiful get well message.
I’m thinking about you every day and sending you my thoughts and prayers. Get well soon Mom!
I’m so sorry you are going through this Mom. We are praying for you to get well soon.
I hope that you are being well looked after and are able to get some rest. Sending you healing thoughts.
I really wish I could be with you right now. I’m missing you so much. Sending you my love and hugs.
I’m here for you, just as you’ve always been there for me. Please let me know what I can do for you.
You looked after us when we were kids. Now it’s our turn to look after you. We’re here to help you with whatever you need.
Get Well Wishes For Your Father
It’s really hard to see your Dad unwell. It’s your time to demonstrate your appreciation for him with a get well message. He’ll be so glad to hear from you, and it will help him feel better as he recovers.
I’m so sorry that you are going through this Dad. We hope that you get better real soon.
Dad, so sorry to hear you are in the hospital. Sending you our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
It must be so hard being stuck in bed all day. I hope you are on the mend and on your feet again soon.
It’s hard to see you go through this. We are all here for you no matter what.
I hope that you are able to get some rest. Please don’t push yourself too hard. Take the time you need to recover.
I hope all the doctors and nurses are looking after you well. Sending you all our love.
Get Well Ideas For Your Partner
It is awful to see your partner unwell or injured. Sending them messages throughout the day is a great way to express how much you care. Your love will lift their mood and help with their recovery.
Sending you all my love as you recover. I’m always here for you darling.
This is just a short note to say I love you. I hope you are getting as much rest as you are able to. Let me know if you need anything.
I hope you are feeling better real soon, my love.
I’m missing you so much. Sending you a huge bear hug. Get well soon my darling.
My darling [husband/wife]. I am thinking about you all the time. Sending you big hugs and kisses while you recover.
Everything feels so empty without you here and I can’t wait for you to come back home. I’m here to look after you until you are well again.
Get Well Notes For a Child
It’s no fun being unwell. These upbeat messages will help any child feel better, as they realize how many people care about them.
We are all missing you so much at school. We hope you get better soon!
Everyone in [name of class] says hello. We hope you are on the mend and that we can see you back at school again soon.
I heard that you have been very brave in hospital. You’re a superhero! I hope you are feeling better real soon.
Sending big hugs and kisses to my little [guy/girl]. I’m sure you’ll be feeling back to yourself in no time. Wishing you lots of love while you get better.
You’re a tough cookie. Stay strong. Everything is going to be ok.
Sending sunshine to my little [guy/girl]. Can’t wait to see you smiling again. Get well soon.
Get Well Messages For a Serious Illness or Injury
When someone has a very serious illness or injury it can be hard to know what to say. Here are some touching and thoughtful messages that show you have empathy for their situation.
I was so sorry to hear about your [diagnosis/accident/illness]. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you recover.
I thought I would send you a note to say that I am thinking about you. I would love to visit you if you feel up to it.
You are not alone. I’m here for you always, no matter what.
I can’t imagine what you are going through. Your strength is inspiring.
I am praying for you every day. Remember that God is always with you, surrounding you with peace and love.
It’s hard to know what to say. I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and praying for a positive outcome.
Funny Get Well Messages
If your friend or family member has a sense of humor, you might find that the typical get well messages are just too cheesy or sappy. Now’s the perfect time to cheer them up with a totally silly get well message.
Hold tight, I’ll be in soon to see you with some HUGacetamol and a KISSpirin.
Anyone who thinks laughter is the best medicine has obviously never had morphine.
I hope you are feeling better soon so that you can come back to work and instantly feel worse.
Don’t forget to enjoy this while it lasts and binge all your favorite shows because soon enough, you’ll be fine.
Never lie to the x-ray technician. They can see right through you.
Remember if you play hide and seek in the hospital, they’ll always find you in the ICU.
Inspirational Get Well Quotes
Want to add an extra touch to the get well message you’re writing for your loved one? Add an inspirational quote to brighten their day.
“I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes illness worthwhile.”
~ George Bernard Shaw
“For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.”
~ Johann Paul Friedrich Richter
“There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt
“Okay, so today you are feeling low. But soon you will be better you know. Listen to the doctors you meet and before you know it you’ll be back on your feet.”
~ C. Pulsifer
“If knowing that someone really cares, helps to heal along its way then I hope you now feel better and keep improving, day by day.”
~ Jon Bratton