Inspirational Get Well Messages for Overcoming Adversity

By Billie •  Updated: 06/13/22 •  8 min read

Everybody needs a supportive message once in a while, especially when they are feeling down, or thinking that all odds are stacked against them, or are recovering from a traumatic event or diagnosis or illness. Give someone a positive wave to ride with these inspirational get well quotes for cards.

“As a show of support while you study for the bar exam, I’ll barely mention my many leisure activities.”

Positive Encouragement Quotes for Friends to Inspire the Mind

You got this! And we got you. Sending all our love your way.

Wishing you all of the love and support you need to feel better soon.

Sending lots of hugs and love your way.

Remember to take things one day at a time!

Getting well takes a village, and you’ve got yours right here. We love you!

You’re one of the strongest and bravest people I know! You’ll get through this, I promise!

Here’s to your health—getting stronger each and every day!

Circumstances might be difficult now, but if there’s anyone strong enough to handle them, it’s you.

You are strong, beautiful, and loved, no matter what. Wishing you a quick recovery and return to good health! 

Words can only do so much, but know that you’re in our thoughts and hearts, and we know you’ll be back on your feet sooner than you think. Get well soon!

“If at first you don’t succeed, then maybe you should do it the way I told you to in the beginning.”

Inspirational Quotes for Overcoming Adversity

“Out of difficulties grow miracles.” – Jean de la Bruyere

“I can bounce back from adversity and reinvent my life – it’s possible.” — Les Brown

“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” William Arthur Ward

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford.

“Worry never accomplishes anything. When you have a problem, it is best to concentrate on the solution to that problem, not the problem itself.” – Thomas D. Willhite

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”  Napoleon Hill

“I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.” — Anonymous

“Never let a stumble be the end of your journey.” — Anonymous

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought your couldn’t.” — Anonymous

“Adversity, similar to lava, appears to destroy everything in its way. But out of the ashes and smoke, new, better, and stronger things emerge that may have not been born in any other way.” — Zoe V

“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.” — Joseph Campbell

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”– Chinese Proverb

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“Something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart: a humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor.” — Marianne Williamson

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

“One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Do what is easy, and your life becomes hard. Do what is hard, and your life becomes easy.”

Find more encouraging words other than “get well soon” for someone suffering a loss.

“The only thing we have to fear is overused quotes in our Facebook feeds.”

Inspirational Sayings to Give Someone Strength

“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”– Kenji Miyazawa

“We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Barbara De Angelis

“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore

“Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it.”– Robert A. Heinlein

“Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one’s liberty.”– Henri Frederic Amiel

You see that person in the mirror? They are strong, beautiful and loved.

Every passing day means one day closer to a healthier you.

Circumstances might be difficult now, but if there’s anyone strong enough to handle them, it’s you.

“I’m half-impressed you ran a half marathon.”

Inspiring Words of Encouragement for Friends Facing Hardship

How can you share your hopes for a fast and full recovery or healing? Be brief and personal, but add some personality if you feel so inspired.

If your friend or loved one gets discouraged easily, let your get well soon message contain the reminder that little steps in recovery make a big difference.

Being resilient does not mean that your problems go away. It means you access a greater perspective and thus become bigger than any problems.

When in doubt, zoom out.

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.”– Francis of Assisi

“Because some people see a wall, and assume that’s the end of their journey. Others see it, and decide it’s just the beginning.”– Angeline Trevena

“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” – William Arthur Ward

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” –  Lee Iacocca

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

“A to-do list is the simplest way to keep track of everything you hate yourself for failing to accomplish.”

Inspirational Get Well Messages of Resilience

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”– Haruki Murakami

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”– Ernest Hemingway

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.”– Paulo Coelho

“Some people will just go with the flow of things and sway in life, while others will fight against the currents and go upstream to reach their destiny.”– Anthony Liccione

“I’m sure no one noticed.”

Overcoming Challenges – Get Well Messages for Kids

Teach children to overcome hard things when they are faced with something they didn’t expect. Being resilient and persevering is an invaluable life lesson.


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