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Encouraging Words for a Friend

 When a friend is going through a hard time or just needs a little pick-me-up, encouraging words for a friend can make all the difference.  We all have times when we’re feeling down and need a bit of encouragement. That’s why it’s so important to be there for our friends when they are feeling blue. Sending encouraging words in their time of need is a must do!   

Whether you are speaking to them in person or sending a text, the words that you choose can make all the difference in helping them get through the tough times. Here is a list of sample words of encouragement that you can use to cheer your friends up and encourage them on their journey.

Teenaged supporting sad friend

What Can I Say to Encourage a Friend?

We all have bad days when we need to hear words of encouragement from friends and family!  Here are some encouraging sayings you can use to tell a friend who needs to hear some encouraging quotes.

Sending encouragement to a friend is a great way of actually being a friend!  So, take some time today, and if you know someone who is in need of some encouragement, send them soem encouraging messages to help them get back on their feet!

😃 It’s just a bad day, it doesn’t mean things will always be this way.  Believe in yourself, always!

😃 You are such a blessing in my life, so even if you don’t believe in yourself right now, I believe in you, and I have always believed in you.

😃 You are such an amazing person, take a deep breath, this is just a bad day, tomorrow will be better.

😃 Things will get better for you, I promise, and I will by your side until they do!

😃 You are the smartest human being I know, this too shall pass, and something even better will come along.

😃 Every difficulty lies opportunity, every challenge provides an opportunity to learn and grow.  So when you encounter difficulty, don’t be afraid to face it head on.  You’ll come out stronger in the end.

😃 Always remember, no matter what, you re loved by me and so many others.  You bring so much happiness to our lives, remember that.

😃 Don’t give up on your dreams, no matter how hard it gets.  So keep going, never give up, and never forget how amazing you are.  If you need help remembering that, call me, day or night.

😃 You are strong, capable, and resilient!  Keep telling yourself that!

😃 If you need some good news, it’s that you only need your own permission to be happy.  

2 young females supporting one another in hour of need

How Do You Say Comforting Words to a Friend?

We all have days where everything seems to go wrong.  On days like that, it can be easy to lose faith in yourself and feel like you’ll never get things back on track.  If you have a friend who is struggling, here are some words of encouragement to send them to keep their spirits up.  

First, remind them that it’s just a bad day, not a bad life.  Things will eventually get better, but they just need to get through this rough patch first.  Second, tell them to take a deep breath and relax.  Finally, encourage them to stay positive and to keep moving forward.  It might be tough, but they can do it.  These encouraging quotes will help.

If you know someone strugglying, send some words of encouragement to them today!

😃 Everything will be okay.  No matter what happened today, you have the power at any given moment to turn things for yourself!

😃 Triumph begins when you refuse failure and keep moving forward.

😃 You have an extraordinary destiny ahead of you, don’t let someone tell you that’s not the case!

😃 That is not your only choice, there are many things you can do now!

😃 You’re going to completely forget about this incident in a few weeks.  It honestly isn’t worth your time, figure out an alternative course and get what you need that way!

😃 You are so much stronger than you think you are.  You are an amazing person and you deserve only the best.

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength

Encouragement to a Friend

Encouraging words are a powerful tool when it comes to building up our friends and showing them how much we care. Whether your friend is going through a tough time or just needs a little pick-me-up, these  inspiring phrases will remind them that they are loved, appreciated and capable of achieving their goals. So what are you waiting for? Send some encouragement to a friend today, and let them know how amazing they are, and that they can achieve anything!  

Sometimes, all people need to hear are some uplisting words to help them realize their worth!

😃 Every failure is worth 100 successes because you learn from mistakes.

😃 There’s sure to be good news in your future because you’ve already heard the worst.

😃 You always get back on your feet, so it doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down!

😃 You are a superhero with the power to conquer anything that comes your way.

😃 It doesn’t matter how large the obstacles before you are, because you’re the strongest person I know.

😃 Sending love and positive thoughts to my best friend.  Always remember I have your back!

A friend comforting another friend

What's a Short Positive Message?

Check out these short inspirational words to remind a best friend feeling down that although they are having a tough time, things will get better.  Use these uplifting words to help your friend to see that they are brighter days ahead!

😃 I’m here for you

😃 You are strong!

😃 You are loved.

😃 Things will get better

😃 You are important.

😃 Find your own way.

😃 When life knocks you down, get up!

😃 You have a bright future ahead of you!

😃 This too shall pass.

😃 Everything happens for a reason.

😃 You have an indomitable will.

😃 You are the wisest person I know.

😃 Never let anyone make you feel inferior!

😃 You are stronger than you think.

Young mom reading encouraging emai

Words of Encouragement For a Friend

Giving encouragement to a friend shows that you are a true friend.  Being there for the bad times as well as the good times will mean a lot to your friend.  If you’re having trouble finding the right words, feel free to use our own encouraging messages to lift  your friend up.

😃 Who you are isn’t defined by what you’re going through.

😃 Surround yourself with people who love you, remember your best friends are here for anything you need.

😃 Your courage, determination, and positive attitude prove that it doesn’t matter what life throws at you, you can always bounce back.

😃 You’ve got this!  Take the night to wallow, I’ll bring the ice cream, but tomorrow you get back up and keep moving forward!

😃 I can’t possibly imagine what you went through today, but I believe in you, and I know you will get through this!

😃 Stop beating yourself up, get up, wipe yourself off, and keep moving forward!

😃 Now the time comes for you to decide what to do in the next moment?

😃 Everyone is guilty of making mistakes, now how do we fix this one together?

😃 Your dedication will finally pay off, this is your moment so cheer up!

😃 With your dynamic, determined, and driven nature, you’re an asset wherever you go!

😃 Just surviving what you’ve been through shows how courageous you are.

😃 It’s okay if you don’t know all the answers right now. Take all the time you need to figure it out

two best friends hugging

Eencouraging Messages for a Friend

There are times when our friends need some extra support and encouragement, whether they’re going through a tough time, making a big change or just feeling a little down. As a good friend, it’s essential to show them that we care and that we’re there for them.

One way to do this is by sending some cute and encouraging words their way! In this blog post, we’ll share the most inspiring encouraging messages that are perfect to use as encouragement for a friend. 

Use these encouraging words to comfort your best friend when she needs it.

😃 Don’t let anyone make you feel inferior.

😃 Your greatest weakness is believing what others have to say about you!  STOP!

😃 Your greatest asset is your dedication to your friendships and your work!

😃 After all, you’ve done for me, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks you’re the best!

😃 Your greatest quality is your ability to zone people out. stop letting your ________ tell you what to do!

😃 You got this! You have everything it takes within yourself already,

😃 It’s okay not to be okay sometimes.

😃 Go easy on yourself!

You are an amazing person, and I am so lucky I get to call you my friend

😃 Despite the first step being the hardest, the path to success gets easier as you go!

😃 Remember the good times and learn from the bad, and your future will be all smiles.

😃 Don’t let anyone tell you how to feel- it doesn’t matter if it’s good or bad, your feelings are your own.

Middle aged women hugging on beach

Words to Encourage a Friend

Sometimes, simply knowing that someone is there for us during tough times is enough! If your friend is feeling down, consider using one (or all) of these words of encouragement as a way to show support.  The best way you can be a good friend is by giving encouragement to a friend, don’t be afraid to speak up, but do so in a nice way.  Remind them how awesome they are with these uplifting words

😃 Overcoming your fears is as simple as facing them.

😃 Tonight we can cry and watch romance movies, but tomorrow I want you to get up and no matter what, dress in your best suit and walk in there tomorrow and knock his socks off!

😃 God gave you a voice, use it and tell those bullies off!

😃 The world needs more people like you.

😃 Press onward and upward no matter what.

😃 I am always in your corner no matter what, remember that!

😃 You’re not alone.  You have people you can talk to, including and especially me.

😃 You have the power to create your happiness,

Encouraging Quotes for a Friend

We all need some encouragement from time to time when we forget our worth.  Use these encouraging quotes to send some enouragement to a friend.  Uplifting words can have a huge impact on a person, sometimes we all need a reminder of how awesome we are.  

Send some words of encouragement to a friend today!

😃 Life can be tough sometimes, and we all need a little push and encouragement to keep going. I hope that these cute and inspiring words have uplifted your mood and reminded you of how amazing and capable you are. Remember that tough times don’t last but tough people do, and you are one of them. Keep shining and spreading your light, my friend!

😃 Sometimes the bad times make the good times even sweeter.

😃 Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

😃 Your greatest accomplishment is being able to see through the fluff, this is fluff!  Ignore it and focus on your plan!

😃 When success knocks you down, get back up and push past it!

😃 You always achieve success easily, why are you allowing this woman to prevent you from doing that.  Find a way to get around her!

😃 You’re destined for great things, so rise to your challenges with positive thoughts!

😃 Just hearing words of encouragement can pick anyone up when they’re down, so call me any time you need to hear some!

😃 Winning isn’t avoiding failure, but rather, learning from it.

2 older women encouraging each other

Words of Strength and Encouragement

Finding the right uplifting words isn’t easy when it comes to providing encouragement to a friend or comforting a friend who is feeling down.  To help you out, we have created a list of the best sayings that will provide encouragement to a friend who needs it.

Always remember that sometimes listening is just as important as speaking; by simply being present during difficult conversations and showing genuine empathy towards a friend facing hardship can sometimes mean more than any words ever could!

Use any of the below encouraging words to send some encouragement to a friend who needs it.

😃 Keep your head high and your goals higher.

😃 Once you fill your mind with positive thoughts, it’ll show in your success!

😃 The best words of encouragement that I can give you are to trust in yourself and recognize that you are worthy of great things in life.

😃 Your feelings are valid, but now is not the time for you to feel sorry for yourself!  Get back up and get back out there!

😃 You are a shining star, don’t let anyone tell you you’re not!

😃 You have the physical capacity to do so much in your life, but only you can take the first step.

😃 I truly believe this is just a stepping stone to something bigger and more satisfying for you!

😃 Words of encouragement and strength mean the most when they come from yourself.  Be kind to yourself.

😃 You have the strength and resilience within yourself to face your struggles head on, no matter how hard it may feel in the moment.

😃 You’ve got this!

African American man comforting wife

Positive Words of Encouragement

When you know someone going through a trying time, it’s important to provide encouragement to a friend.  They need to know someone is there to help them through this troubling time.  Here are some encouraging messages to help you provide encouragement to a friend.  Just be there to listen to them rant, provide personal encouraging messages to them, and have a box (or boxes) of tissues nearby.

😃 When you feel like something can’t be done, remember that nothing is impossible if you want it enough.

😃 Winning and losing are usually separated only by positive thoughts.

😃 Remember the things that you have to be grateful for, and you’ll rarely wish for more.

😃 Even though it might not seem like it, everything happens for a reason. Maybe this is happening to teach you something or make you stronger. Whatever the reason is, try to keep that in mind and it might make things a little easier to handle.

😃 Things will work out eventually.  Besides, you’ll have some good stories to tell when this is all over.

😃 Keep doing the same things you are doing, one day somebody is going to see your greatness and then things will change for you.

😃 You’re strong enough to get through this.

😃 Never forget how amazing YOU are!

😃 You can do this and lots more things like this!

😃 Feeling better happens one day at a time!

😃 All I want you to focus on is relaxing, having positive thoughts, and regaining your strength.

Younger friend comforting older sick friend

Message of Encouragement For a Friend

 Everyone has their down days, when it feels like the world is against them. When your friend is feeling down, there are certain words that can provide encouragement to a friend and remind them of how much people care about them and value them.

Here are some sample words of encouragement phrases to say to encourage your friend when they need a pick-me-up.

😃 Everything will be alright in the end, just hang in there and don’t give up!

😃 You’re not alone in this, we’re all here for you.

😃 You’re going to make it through this.

😃 Just take things one day at a time and don’t be too hard on yourself.

😃 You’re not alone in feeling like this. Many people feel the same way.

😃 I love you and I’ll support you through anything.

😃 You’re not defined by your mistakes or your hardships.  You’ve got this.

😃 I’ll be right here cheering you on every step of the way.

😃 It’s important to remember that it’s okay to not be okay sometimes. It doesn’t mean that you’re weak or that you can’t handle things. Everyone has tough times and everyone feels sad sometimes. So don’t be hard on yourself if you’re feeling down, just take some time to relax and recharge.

😃 Give yourself some time to get over this, don’t try and rush yourself into feeling better.

😃 This isn’t going to be easy, but I know you can do it.

😃 I’ll be here for you every step of the way. 

😃 You will come out the other side and you will be better for it. 

woman writing note to friend

Encouraging Quotes for Friends

Providing words of encouragement for a friend is the most important task you can do as a friend!  If you know a friend who is going through a really difficult time, make sure you’re around to help them through it.  Just as you would want someone to be there for you!

Use our quotes to give encouragement to a friend to make them feel better.

😃 It takes serious courage to do what you did,  I’m so proud of you for doing the right thing!

😃 When something goes horribly wrong as it did, refuse failure and figure out a way to make things better.

😃 Sending positive vibes your way, you CAN do this.  Take a deep breath and focus on the task at hand!

😃 I am beyond impressed that you did what you did, I know it wasn’t easy, but you did the right thing.  I’m here if you want to chat!

😃 Tell me what I can do to help – asking your friend what you can do to help them is okay to do.  Instead of trying to guess what they need help with, ask them how you can help them.  

😃 Never let anyone pull you down, you are an amazing person and I am lucky to call you my friend!

😃 Tonight you can be angry and upset, but tomorrow, you get up and kick a** again!

😃 Although things seem bad right now, they will eventually get better. Hang in there and things will work out in the end.

😃 You might not feel like it right now, but you’re stronger than you think. You’ve gotten through tough times before and you’ll get through this one too. Just take things one day at a time and believe in yourself.

2 young women supporting each other with hugs

Encouraging Words for a Best Friend

If you know of a friend feeling down, it’s up to you to help pick them up.  Use these positive encouraging words to remind them how awesome they are, and that everyone goes through hard times, but they need to stand strong and keep moving forward.  

Your friend will appreciate these words of encouragement  as they get back on their feet!

😃 Remember that whatever you’re going through is only temporary. It might feel like it’s never going to end, but it will. Things will eventually get better, so hang in there and don’t give up.

😃 You are surrounded by people who love and care about you. Lean on us for support during this difficult time.

😃 I’ll always be your biggest fan!  If you forget how wonderful you are, call me and I will tell you everything I love about you.  Remember, you are AMAZEballs!

😃 No matter what kind of low self-esteem or self-doubt your friend may be feeling, reminding them that they are enough is key in boosting their confidence and helping them realize their own worth. Letting your friend know that they don’t need anyone’s approval–not even yours!

😃 You’re one of the bravest people I know, and you can get through anything life throws at you.

😃 It’s easy to doubt yourself when life isn’t going as planned. Hearing an encouraging message from someone who believes in you can help restore your faith in yourself and give you the courage needed to continue pushing forward despite any obstacles or setbacks. So be sure to remind your friend how much faith you have in their abilities!

😃 Just take it one day at a time, and don’t be too hard on yourself.

😃 Everything will eventually get better, I promise.

😃 You’re going to get through this, and I’ll be right here cheering you on the whole way.

female friend supporting m ale friend in time of need

Supportive Words for Friend

Send encouragement to a friend when you know they need some extra support.  They need someone to tell them that no matter what, they’ve got this, and they can beat whatever hardship they are going through!

Send encouragement to a friend using our words of encouragement below, they will very much so appreciate the gesture.

😃 When you feel like it’s the end of the world, remember all that you’ve done and all the good times that are still to come.

😃 Never think badly about yourself; positive thoughts culture positive results.

😃 Put a smile on your face, because I’ve got good news for you: I think you’re great!

😃 Please accept these words of encouragement as my way of letting you know that even though right now, you don’t see yourself as awesome, I know you are!  

😃 Fake it till you make it!  Keep reminding yourself how awesome you are, until you remember you are!

😃 Good friends are always by our side at our saddest moments.  I’m here and I’ve got wine and Redbox!

😃 “I’m here for you.” – When someone is struggling, hearing that you are there for them will let them know that they have someone who cares about them and wants to help. Knowing that you’re there for them will give them a sense of comfort and assurance that they aren’t alone in this hard time.

😃 “You are enough.” – No matter what kind of low self-esteem or self-doubt your friend may be feeling, reminding them that they are enough is key in boosting their confidence and helping them remember their own worth.  

friends supporting friend in need

Encouraging Words for a Best Friend

If you know of a friend feeling down, it’s your job to cheer them up.   Everyone has bad days every once in a while and sometimes we all need a little bit of encouragement from our friends!

No matter what kind of situation they may be facing, showing support with uplifting words is one of the best ways you can help out your friend in need. The next time you’re looking for ways to lift someone’s spirits, keep these sample words of encouragement for a friend handy – they’ll surely do the trick!

😃 You’re awesome because you never give up.

😃 Channeling positive thoughts and good vibes your way.

😃 I want you to know that when it seems the whole world is against you, I’m on your team.

😃 Just wanted you to know it doesn’t matter if you fail, as long as you don’t quit.

😃 Be good to yourself, because you’re worth having positive thoughts, good times, and peace in your heart.

Encouragement for a Friend

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Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today

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Encouraging Words For A Friend