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200 Encouraging Quotes: Friend With Depression (2023)

1. Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up. - Brittany Burgunder


2. When your intentions are powerful, your actions will be just as powerful. When actions are powerful, results will be extraordinary. - Anonymous


3. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


4. “This is the season she will make beautiful things. Not perfect things, but honest things that speak to who she is and who she is called to be.”


5. “Hold fast to dreams/ For if dreams die/ Life is a broken-winged bird/ That cannot fly/ Hold fast to dreams/ For when dreams go/ Life is a barren field/ Frozen with snow.” – Langston Hughes, Dreams


6. “Forgive those who insult you, attack you, belittle you or take you for granted. But more than this… forgive yourself for allowing them to hurt you.”


7. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who had kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all.” —Dale Carnegie


8. I can’t even explain how proud of you I am. With every day I admire you, even more, I don’t think there is anything you cannot do. You’re amazing and I love you, fella. Keep doing what you’re doing.


9. If you feel like you’re losing everything, remember that trees lose their leaves every year and still they stand tall and wait for better days to come. - Anonymous


10. My dear, you are beautiful, smart, talented, cherished, important, special, worthy, and loved. Don’t allow your own thoughts to tell you otherwise. - Anonymous


11. “When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, when the road you're trudging seems all uphill, when the funds are low and the debts are high, and you want to smile but you have to sigh, when care is pressing you down a bit - rest if you must, but don't you quit.” – Edgar Guest, Don’t Quit


12. “Just because we are related to someone does not give them the right to disrespect us. You have set boundaries that are for your best benefit, and I am in awe of your strength.”


13. Believe in yourself, and trust that you have the strength, courage and resilience to overcome any obstacles to finding the best job for you.


14. “Out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be, for my unconquerable soul.” – W.E. Henley, Invictus


15. “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; if I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.” – Emily Dickinson, If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking


16. “I know you are a strong, independent person. When I went through tough times, you were there for me, and I will always be here for you too.”


17. Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is. - Anne Frank


18. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. - Isaiah 40:31


19. “Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.” – Roy T. Bennett


20. “I’m so sorry you were left out of the big party. That would hurt my feelings, too. It probably doesn’t help a lot right now, but I think you’re kind, smart, funny, and wonderful—and I know you’re going to find true friends who see all that, too.”


21. This is the season she will make beautiful things. Not perfect things, but honest things that speak to who she is and who she is called to be. - Anonymous


22. “Love is unconditional and kind. Love offers grace and compassion. During this time, let’s work on self-love instead of ruminating on our feelings towards others.”


23. “One has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” – Paulo Coelho


24. “Respect yourself enough to say ‘I deserve peace‘ and walk away from people or things that prevent you from attaining it.” – Jericho Silvers


25. “There are no quick fixes to grief. No easy answers. Every expression of grief that wants to be felt and honoured and given its space, must be allowed…in order to heal.” – Tom Zuba


26. “I’m here, and you don’t have to respond. I just want you to know you mean the world to me, and when you’re struggling, I’m struggling. We’ll get through this together.”


27. “When I look at you so sad, I still see the beautiful person you truly are. The care and compassion you bring to this world make it a better place.”


28. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”


29. “I know you are having trouble getting out of bed. I brought your favorite groceries and put them in the fridge. Don’t worry about paying me back. Focus on feeling better.”


30. “When written in Chinese the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” John F. Kennedy


31. “You write the script for your own life, and you control the plot. The best scripts have ups and downs with glorious triumphs. I know you will have that same triumph.”


32. “When you cannot walk, I will carry you. When you can’t find words, I’ll support you through silence. When you try to give up, I won’t give in.”


33. “For what it’s worth, it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald


34. Don’t worry about making mistakes in your recovery. Remember, even Rembrandt was just a really good finger painter, if you look closely.


35. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King


36. “The great courageous act that we all must do is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.” —Oprah Winfrey


37. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38-39


38. “Everything in life has polar opposites. Top and bottom, up and down, heads or tails, happy or sad, tough or easy – you are just dealing with one polar opposite before you get to the next one.”


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


40. If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves. - David Allen


41. “I respect that you don’t want to talk. How about we write down what we’re feeling right now and exchange it with each other when the time is right? You can pick when that time comes.”


42. There is no better time than to start today. If you have an idea, put it into practice today. A step at a time takes you closer to your dream. - Anonymous


43. You have a greater potential than anyone who has ever lived before you! But you’ll never “make it” by sitting on your duff and telling the world how great you’re going to be, starting tomorrow. - Og Mandino


44. Overthinking ruins you. It ruins the situation. Twists things around. Makes you worry. Just makes everything worse that it actually is. - Karen Salmansohn


45. “This is not all your fault. This is a factor of a million different things you can’t control. This was inevitable as much as your recovery from this challenge is.”


46. “My dear, you are beautiful, smart, talented, cherished, important, special, worthy and loved. Don’t allow your own thoughts to tell you otherwise.”


47. I know not getting that job you really wanted feels devastating. But remember: Failure is just a bend in the road—it’s not the end of the road.


48. “You are not a burden to me or anyone. You are the first person always to support someone in need, and we just want to return the favor.”


49. “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” – Flavia Weedn


50. Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. - Stephen King


51. “It’s all about building relationships,” Westover says. “Your reassuring words will be more effective the better you understand people and the more trust is built. Then you will know just what they need to hear.”


52. You’ve got this! Dating after divorce is just like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire and you’re on fire and you’re headed toward a dumpster fire! Just kidding—it’s that, but with drinks.


53. I adore you. I have never met someone this intelligent. Also, you have the kindest heart, and that’s what I love the most about you. Everything will be fine if your heart is full of light. Therefore, you have nothing to worry about.


54. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin


55. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Never throw out anyone. —Audrey Hepburn


56. “The odds of you being born are one in 400 trillion. That means you are as rare as anyone else in this world, and you can cope with a situation any way that works best for you.”


57. “Your heart is broken, but much like with a broken leg, it will heal a little at a time until one day you’re healed and walking toward a new heartwarming experience.”


58. “If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you.You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” Mary Pickford


59. Hey, Dad, remember when you taught me how to drive? One of the best things you taught me was that if you only look in the rearview mirror, you’re guaranteed to crash. Keep looking forward—and know I’m there riding shotgun with you.


60. “You are not overreacting. This is a normal way to process a very difficult time. If you weren’t upset, that would be more concerning.”


61. “Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” – Anne Frank


62. I’ve always admired you. I know you can do anything if you try hard enough, and nothing can stop you from being the best. There’s nothing holding you back. I believe in you, buddy!


63. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher


64. “I’m here for you if you need me, but I’m at a loss for words. I’m going to stay here and be out of your way, but know I’m in the other room if you need to talk more about this.”


65. “It’s okay to feel hurt, angry, scared, or however you’re feeling. It might seem impossible, but you won’t always feel the way you feel right now. And for now, I want to do whatever I can to help.”


66. If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. - George MacDonald


67. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt


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69. “When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” – John F. Kennedy


70. Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. - Hebrews 10:24-25


71. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis (20 quotes to give you strength when feeling low)


72. You are stronger than you know. More capable than you ever dreamed. And you are loved more than you could possibly imagine. - Anonymous


73. You’re doing better than you think! Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it was built without YouTube tutorials. So you’ve got a leg up on the ancients.


74. I know that sometimes you feel down. But there’s no need to. You are amazing in each and every way, you have the kindest soul and the brightest mind. I know you can do anything, buddy.


75. When you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome. - Anonymous


76. “You cannot control this outcome any more than you can control the ocean. What you can do is find the best way to navigate the challenge and arrive at a better destination.”


77. Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha. - Robert Brault


78. “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow” ―Mary Anne Radmacher


79. Don’t give up now! You’ve come too far to take orders from a bunch of molecules in your brain that can’t even tell the difference between reality and a dream.


80. Benjamin Franklin once said, “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable and those that move.” And you’ve always been a mover and a shaker!


81. I know you can accomplish anything that you put your mind to do, never say, I can’t do this. You have control of your destiny. - Anonymous


82. “I know you’re body has definitely felt better, but how are your spirits holding up? I’ll be in touch to see if you want to talk, vent, rant, whatever.”


83. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28


84. Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles, and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. Your decision to be, have and do something out of the ordinary entails facing difficulties and challenges that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else. - Brian Tracy


85. “I know you can handle this on your own, but the bounds of friendship make it so I can help you handle this, and it’s less of a burden on you. I am not taking away your strength, I am building the strength in our power of two.”


86. “Did you tackle that trouble that came your way, with a resolute heart and cheerful? Or hide your face from the light of day, with a craven soul and fearful? Oh, a trouble's a ton, or a trouble's an ounce, or a trouble is what you make it, and it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts, but only how did you take it?” – Edmund Cooke, How Did You Die?


87. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” ―Thomas Jefferson


88. “There’s no mountain He won’t climb up, no wall He won’t kick down coming after you”. Those are the lyrics of a popular song that hold true.


89. “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda


90. When you say you are depressed, all I can see is pure resilience. As a human being, you are permitted to feel inside out and “messed up.” Depression does not mean you are defective. It simply means you are human. - David Mitchell


91. You are such an amazing person; no one in the world is like you. continue doing the good word and May God bless you abundantly. - Anonymous


92. “Whenever you feel down, remember it is always daylight somewhere on this rock we call Earth. Whenever you are belittled by a human, remember that she or he does not represent the whole for the Earth is way bigger than any puny creature you may encounter.”


93. “No matter how dark it is right now, remember that the battle will end, the sun will rise, and you will find your joy again.” – Winnie Mathenge


94. “God will not give us anything we can’t handle. He sees a strength that isn’t always visible to us, and we can use these opportunities to grow closer to Him and each other.”


95. “Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.” – Chris Bradford


96. You are strong, smart, capable and gorgeous/handsome. I have no doubt that you’ll find joy and peace in this next stage of your life.


97. “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same,” – Carlos Castaneda


98. “Nothing happens to us that we can’t learn and grow from. While that seems impossible now, I’m going to be here to show you how much we’ve learned during this event.”


99. For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. - Mary Kay Ash


100. If we deliberately seek encouragement on a daily basis, it will become a habit and enable us to get ahead and stay ahead in life. - Zig Ziglar


101. “to grant to those who mourn in Zion… the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.”


102. “I’ve seen your strength. Those inner demons you’re battling have no idea how strong you really are, but they are going to find out real soon!”


103. “How you are reacting is totally normal. It would not be normal to be emotionless right now. You are experiencing a major life adjustment. That will come with growing pains and, inevitably, a better version of yourself.”


104. “It just doesn’t seem fair that someone as dedicated and hardworking as you should be laid off. But I’m trusting those same qualities to help you bounce back when you’re ready.”


105. Go big or go home, am I right? You always choose the first option. You are the strongest person I know, and there is nothing that can stop you from winning. I admire you with every little piece of my soul.


106. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” ―Anonymous


107. No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your struggles changed your life for the better. – Birister Sharma


108. “Let’s add the word ‘now’ to the things you just said. You are sad… now. You feel worthless… now. You wish you had never met him… now. With time will come a different perspective. Be open to changing your feelings while respecting this moment in time.”


109. “I don’t know all you’re feeling as you end this chapter of your career. But I want you to know I’m here for you—to talk, or to help in any way I can.”


110. You have a greater potential than anyone who has ever lived before you! But you’ll never “make it” by sitting on your duff and telling the world how great you’re going to be, starting tomorrow. – Og Mandino


111. The next time someone says, “You’ll regret this in the morning,” tell them that’s why you sleep till noon. (Hint: You’ve always been a great problem solver!)


112. Write a note to a person who wants to be left alone using a Hallmark card or homemade card. “I know you want to be alone, but you’ll never be alone as long as I’m here in spirit. You are loved and cherished. When you are ready to talk, I’ll be here immediately.”


113. “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.


114. “If every day was an amazing day, how would we know what an amazing day felt like? This will give us a great perspective on other challenges we face and allow us to celebrate amazing days better together.”


115. If at first you don’t succeed, then maybe skydiving is not for you. But lots of other things will be! Like bungee jumping. That would be cool. Let’s do it, bro.


116. “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.


117. “A bad day or a bad week does not mean a bad life. Your life is filled with so many amazing things. Focus on those for a few minutes.”


118. Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda


119. You are my one and only inspiration, mate. I have never met someone as smart and creative as you are, and it makes me feel so special because you chose me to be your friend. You’re gonna handle everything.


120. “Everyone makes mistakes. You are not unique because you are facing a problem. You are unique because you will do anything to overcome it. That’s inspiring and noble.”


121. It is very important that we do not try to run away from our painful feelings. We can recognize, accept, embrace, and look deeply. – Thich Nhat Hanh


122. “When you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.”


123. “Don’t hold onto grudges or dwell in resentment. It’s like drinking poison and expecting it to hurt the other person, but it only hurts you.”


124. “I know you are sad you lost your job. Remember how upset you were every day with the workplace and the colleagues who didn’t support you? This is an amazing opportunity to redefine your professional life and set important boundaries.”


125. Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement and we will make the goal. - Jerome Fleishman


126. You are capable of amazing things—I’ve seen them myself! And I’m more than happy to remind you of how amazing you are anytime you need to hear it.


127. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. - Mahatma Gandhi


128. Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is. – Anne Frank


129. An optimist is someone who decides that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not failure—it’s salsa dancing! Who doesn’t love salsa dancing?


130. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. - 2 Corinthians 12:10


131. “It took a lot of courage to do what you did. It will take even more courage to get through this. If anyone is a lion with immense courage, it’s you, my friend.”


132. Keep going! You’re making progress, even if it feels slow. Remember, even the turtle eventually made it to the finish line, and that’s all that matters.


133. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


134. My love, when you look at the diamond on your finger, remember that a diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure. Also remember that I love you.


135. “Standing still in the middle of chaos, even an emotional disaster, is not helpful. It’s the forward motion that keeps us safe and strong.”


136. “There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There is only what works for you to express the pain and soothe the emotional toll. When the time is right, we’ll still grieve but turn it around to honor the people we loved and lost.”


137. Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. —Martha Graham


138. Honey, you have a tough decision to make, and only you can make it. Just know that I love you forever and I will respect you always, no matter what.


139. You’ve got this in the bag, girl! And if not, we can always pretend we never wanted that bag in the first place. (Then let’s go shopping for new bags!)


140. “I put together a playlist of inspirational songs to help you get through this. Let’s put it on and dance or just sit together and laugh.”


141. Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. - Deuteronomy 31:6


142. “Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles, and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles…Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.” – Brian Tracy


143. “What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you thanked God for today? Let’s talk about the positive things in your life and thank God for those and pray for the strength to get through this.”


144. “Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.” ― Rumi


145. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. - Isaiah 41:10


146. Hey, girl—you’re doing awesome! If they still gave out gold stars for life achievements, you’d have your whole forehead covered by now. (Like a nice sheet mask but … stickier.)


147. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. - Joshua 1:9


148. “If you feel like you’re losing everything, remember that trees lose their leaves every year and still they stand tall and wait for better days to come.”


149. “As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli


150. “When something bad happens, you have three choices: You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or let it strengthen you.” – Unknown


151. “Please don’t say negative things about yourself. That’s my best friend you’re talking to, and I won’t let anyone talk to her like that!”


152. “Never give up hope. All things are working for your good. One day, you’ll look back on everything you’ve been through and thank God for it.” – Germany Kent


153. “You are feeling alone right now, and that makes sense, given how you were part of a couple for so long. You were an amazing and loving person before the relationship, and you’re the same now.”


154. “If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” — Fred Rogers ….. wow I really love this one and I had never heard it before.


155. “The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


156. “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Gandhi


157. “Until you’re broken you don’t know what you’re made of. It gives you the ability to build yourself all over again, but stronger than ever…” – Melissa Molomo


158. “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you know.” – A.A. Milne


159. Whenever you feel weak, remember the things that made you strong. Whenever you start to doubt yourself, remember those who believe in you.


160. It doesn’t matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it’s important to realize that whatever you’re doing, it’s your first attempt at it. - Wally Amos


161. “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.” – Naeem Callaway


162. Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. - 2 Corinthians 1:4


163. “Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.” Jerome Fleishman


164. “Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.” – Brigitte Nicole


165. “And even though it's hard, and I may struggle through it all, you may see me struggle...But you will NEVER see me fall.” – Joyce Alcantara, You Will Never See Me Fall


166. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. - Proverbs 3:5-6


167. When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy and to love. – Marcus Aurelius


168. Never stop dreaming, fella. You have the greatest mind and the biggest heart, just don’t be afraid to use it. There are books written about people like you. I believe in you, always have and always will.


169. “If we knew everyone perfectly, we would recognize that they all struggle with something. In fact, I think it’s safe to assume that most days for most people have at least a few challenges,” says Michael Westover, a counselor and the author of A Worthwhile Life: How to Find Meaning, Build Connection, and Cultivate Purpose. “So this means everyone can benefit from some form of encouragement on a regular basis.”


170. “There is always something to live for, even in the darkest hour. My life is better because you are in it, and without you, I’d be lost.”


171. “I cannot tell you what to do. This is your decision. What I can do is walk you through the possible solutions and find the one you feel works best for you.”


172. I know leaving your last job was tough, but as Lord Chesterfield once said, “It’s not possible to discover new oceans unless one is willing to lose sight of the shore.” Here’s to feeling the wind in your sails again soon!


173. “Don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama


174. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just one step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” - Eleanor Roosevelt


175. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou


176. “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” – Barack Obama


177. I know you’re trying so hard to reach your goals, and I can sure you that karma sees it all. You will be rewarded sooner or later, and I will be there to be happy for and with you. You can do anything, and I believe in you.


178. “Have a good time. Life is too short to get bogged down and be discouraged. You have to keep moving. You have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other, smile, and just keep on rolling.” – Kobe Bryant


179. They say that well-behaved women seldom make history, so as your bestie, I’m telling you to get out there and start disrupting stuff!


180. “I know you are dealing with a lot of pain right now, but your bravery in how you handled the situation thus far has really inspired me to be better with the painful challenges in my life. You have always been such a good influence on this world.”


181. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. - Mary Anne Radmacher


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


183. “I want to respect your space, but I also want to help you. Can I just sit here and hold your hand? Speak or be silent; either way, you’ve got me by your side.”


184. “Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.” – Robert Brault


185. “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.


186. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. - Matthew 6:34


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


188. “If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” — Fred Rogers


189. Don’t give up! The only thing worse than quitting is realizing you’ve run out of chips and dip. I’ll bring those over tonight if you want to talk about it!


190. “Let’s change your privacy settings on your social media to keep people from seeing your struggles. If you trust me with your phone, I’ll adjust the setting so you can just focus on healing.”


191. Don’t be tired of doing the same things every day, when success knocks your door you will remember it was worth the effort. - Anonymous


192. “I’ll plan to leave Tuesday night meals in the cooler by your front door by 5:00. If you feel up for a visitor, just text me ahead of time.”


193. “It’s okay to cry. In fact, crying actually helps release feel-good hormones and will actually make you feel better. I can stay or leave if you feel emotions bubbling up, but I’m always going to be here.”


194. “I want to thank you for everything you just shared with me. I am honored you trust me so much. Do you want me just to listen, or would you like my perspective and possible solutions? Either way is fine with me.”


195. Forgive those who insult you, attack you, belittle you or take you for granted. But more than this… forgive yourself for allowing them to hurt you.” – Unknown


196. “There is no timeline for recovery. There is only what is best for you to recover. I will handle anything you can’t and shush anyone I need to.”


197. “I know you aren’t just going to get over this, and people who tell you to do that aren’t sure what to say. While you will get over this, it’s important that you heal in a safe space, and I’m honored to be part of that.”


198. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”


199. Promise that you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. - Anonymous


200. “There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you’ve had enough.” This quote has always been a favorite of mine… and of course this one.. “Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.” Thank you for sharing this, I love this!


201. “For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a road block, take a detour.” Mary Kay Ash


202. 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. - Hellen Keller


203. Nothing is impossible for you, am I right? You’ve always been the smartest human being in the room, and I have no doubt that you will always be. Believe in yourself like I believe in you, and everything is going to be great.


204. “I know you like to handle things in private, and I respect that. I’m going to check on you every few days. You can respond or not respond. I won’t get my feelings hurt. I just want to be sure you know there are people who love you and need you to get better.”


205. I always believe in you. No matter what you do, no matter where you are. You are the smartest, the most talented, the wisest person I know, therefore you can do anything. Godspeed, fella.

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