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233 Encouraging Words To Cheer Up A Friend (2023)

1. “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


2. “Your mind can go ahead and imagine what it wants to imagine, but a true friend will always remain true, in spite of the false messages running through your mind.”


3. “It sometimes makes people feel better about themselves, you know, to put other people down, or make fun of them, or maybe make mockery of their work and that doesn’t make me feel good at all. ” — Lady Gaga


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


5. “Good morning stunner lemme pile up these, words and reminders, of how much you matter, so thick that when that bullet of doubt seems to knock you out of the sky, and we all gasp your eyes open, you pull these words out of your pocket with that bullet stuck in it, ‘Alive Stunner’. Get up.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda


6. “When someone is mean, don’t listen. When someone is rude, walk away. When someone tries to put you down, stay firm. Don’t let someone else’s bad behavior destroy your inner peace. ” — Unknown


7. “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?


8. “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


9. 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


10. “Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive. ” — Leah LaBelle


11. “Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.”


12. “Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s greatest gifts. It involves many things, but above all the power of going out of one’s self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another.”


13. “There is a massive world full of people, and it’s really easy to get caught up in feeling like you’re not an individual, but it’s vital to recognize that you have so much to contribute without even realizing. You have a story to tell and the journey that you’ve been on. Every single person on this planet has something to contribute to the larger conversation.” – Chidera Eggerue


14. “I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.”


15. “Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.”


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


17. “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


18. “Throughout life you will meet one person who is like no other. You could talk to this person for hours and never get bored, you could tell this person things and they will never judge you. This person is your soulmate, your best friend. Don’t ever let them go.”


19. “People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.”


20. “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin


21. “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. ”


22. “If you don’t go after what you want, you will never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you are always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts


23. “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


24. “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


25. “Thank you for still being my friend, despite the fact that you are completely aware of every terrifying, raunchy, explicit detail of my life.”


26. “The bond between friends cannot be broken by chance; no interval of time or space can destroy it. Not even death itself can part true friends.” – John Cassian


27. “Dance when you are broken open. Dance if you have torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you are perfectly free.” – Rumi


28. “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


29. “A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.” —Arnold H. Glasgow


30. “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.”


31. “I tell kids that people will let them down and people will hurt them. But Jesus Christ will never let them down and never hurt them. ” — Willie Aames


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


33. “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. ”


34. “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.


35. “When someone puts you down and treats you badly, just remember there is something wrong with them, not you. Decent people will not go around destroying other human beings because they will respect others feelings. ” — Unknown


36. 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


37. “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


38. “Best friends share laughs, memories and inside jokes. They will always be honest and stand by your side no matter what. They wipe your tears, pick you up when you fall, and are forever a piece of your heart.” —


39. 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


40. “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. ”


41. “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. ”


42. “You don’t put up with their disrespect because you love them, you put up with it because you don’t love yourself enough to leave. ” — Sonya Parker


43. 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


44. “We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”


45. “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!


46. “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


47. “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


48. “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. ”


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50. “An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.”


51. “If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart… I'll always be with you.”


52. “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. ”


53. “I know you can’t promise much right now, but please promise me this – promise me you’ll hang in there because I can promise you things will get better.” – Becca Martin


54. “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


55. 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


56. “Everything will usually get worse before it gets better, but when it does get better… remember all who put you down and all who helped you up. Forgive but never forget. Let Karma take care of all the rest. ” — Timothy Pina


57. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t. ” — Eleanor Roosevelt


58. 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


59. “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


60. “Negative and toxic people will drag you down with their insults, criticisms, and put—downs. Try not to stoop to their level. It is their own insecurities that drive their behavior and it has nothing to do with you. Move on and away from that negativity. ” — Unknown


61. “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.”– Ally Condie


62. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.


63. “Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.” – Alan Cohen.


64. “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


65. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. 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


66. “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


67. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”


68. “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


69. “Don’t jump to conclusions. My “yes” meant “I see what you mean”, I never agreed with you. You just didn’t pay enough attention of me. ” — Ray Alexander


70. “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. ”


71. “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


72. “First impression is not the last reflection of a true friend, so if you are head over heels for someone who just bought you a cake, you'd better think twice before devouring your misery.”


73. “We live so far apart because the world just isn’t ready for that much awesomeness.” (This is one of my favorite long-distance friendship quotes!)


74. “Don’t worry when people put you down or talk behind your back. Those people have a need to find fault in your life, because they can’t fix the faults in their own. Use that energy to propel you forward. ” — Unknown


75. “It is not until you rhyme with a person that makes you their perfect match, it is when you are satisfied with each others peculiarities, and find jewels in their loopholes.”


76. “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.”


77. “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.”


78. “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”


79. “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


80. “People will let you down… Welcome to life. People will also lift you up, save you, love you, embrace, teach you, and guide you… Welcome to life!” — Elle Febbo


81. “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”


82. “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.”


83. “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. ”


84. 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


85. “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. ”


86. “A true friend understands that while business may bring opportunities, it should never compromise the bond of their friendship. They value loyalty over profit, prioritize their relationship's strength above any transaction, and know and define the delicate balance between friendship and business. If you've got one, hold them tight.”


87. “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. ”


88. “Other people’s dissatisfaction with you is not your issue to take on. Don’t absorb their negative, petty criticisms or allow their issues with you to get into your head. If they dislike you for no good reason, that is their problem to deal with. Be yourself, instead of allowing them to mold you into someone you are not, or living your life just to please them. ” — Unknown


89. “The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.”


90. “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. ”


91. “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


92. 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


93. “There are still some wonderful people left in this world! They are diamonds in the rough, but they're around! You'll find them when you fall down– they're the ones who pick you up, who don't judge, and you had to fall down to see them! When you get up again, remember who your true friends are!”


94. “There’s just no way around this one: YOU MATTER, unless you multiply yourself by the speed of light squared, then YOU ENERGY.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson


95. “She glanced at Evie, who flashed her a smile, and Annabelle, whose face was reassuringly calm. They would help each other through all the challenges and joys and fears of their lives, Daisy thought, and she was suddenly overwhelmed with love for all of them.


96. “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


97. “If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one—sided, dead—end low vibrational relationship or friendship, you won. ” — Lalah Delia


98. “It is for your own good to love a dare-devil rather than a holy coward. A dare-devil is a unique devil, battling your fears, your pains, conquering your uncertainties, carrying you his arms, and flying out of the corrosive fire. The coward is a trickster serpent, which vanishes in your time of despair, and appears in time of equanimity.”


99. “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


100. “Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss.” – Doug Williams


101. “Cancer is a marathon — you can’t look at the finish line. You take it moment by moment, sometimes breath by breath, other times step by step.” – Sarah Betz Bucciero


102. “When someone puts you down, forgive them and move on. Those people are already sad and they don’t know a better way to communicate. ” — Kirsten Hill


103. “A messy house is a must—it separates your true friends from other friends. Real friends are there to visit you not your house!” —Jennifer Wilson


104. “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”


105. “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. ”


106. “No matter how dark it seems right now, I promise you can get through it! There’s always a better day, another chance, and something amazing waiting for you down the road! And also today you’re not alone.” – Ryan Pernofski


107. “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


108. “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. ”


109. “As you go through life's rich tapestry, you realize that most people you meet aren't fit to shine your shoes. It's a sad fact, but it's true. A good friend is someone who'd hide you if you were on the run for murder. How many of them do you know?”


110. “Our hearts will break – time and time and time again – over the course of our feeble existences. But they never break irreparably. They never shatter in ways we can’t fix. Our hearts are stronger than all of the things that ever break them, if we give them permission to be. ” — Heide Priebe


111. “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


112. 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


113. “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


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


115. 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


116. “There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.”


117. “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. ”


118. “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. ”


119. “If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends — you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.”


120. “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


121. “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


122. “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. ”


123. “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds, and diamonds are made under pressure.” – Peter Marshall


124. “My dearest friend Abigail, These probably could be the last words I write to you and I may not live long enough to see your response but I truly have lived long enough to live forever in the hearts of my friends. I thought a lot about what I should write to you. I thought of giving you blessings and wishes for things of great value to happen to you in future; I thought of appreciating you for being the way you are; I thought to give sweet and lovely compliments for everything about you; I thought to write something in praise of your poems and prose; and I thought of extending my gratitude for being one of the very few sincerest friends I have ever had. But that is what all friends do and they only qualify to remain as a part of the bunch of our loosely connected memories and that's not what I can choose to be, I cannot choose to be lost somewhere in your memories. So I thought of something through which I hope you will remember me for a very long time. I decided to share some part of my story, of what led me here, the part we both have had in common. A past, which changed us and our perception of the world. A past, which shaped our future into an unknown yet exciting opportunity to revisit the lost thoughts and to break free from the libido of our lost dreams. A past, which questioned our whole past. My dear, when the moment of my past struck me, in its highest demonised form, I felt dead, like a dead-man walking in flesh without a soul, who had no reason to live any more. I no longer saw any meaning of life but then I saw no reason to die as well. I travelled to far away lands, running away from friends, family and everyone else and I confined myself to my thoughts, to my feelings and to myself. Hours, days, weeks and months passed and I waited for a moment of magic to happen, a turn of destiny, but nothing happened, nothing ever happens. I waited and I counted each moment of it, thinking about every moment of my life, the good and the bad ones. I then saw how powerful yet weak, bright yet dark, beautiful yet ugly, joyous yet grievous; is a one single moment. One moment makes the difference. Just a one moment. Such appears to be the extreme and undisputed power of a single moment. We live in a world of appearance, Abigail, where the reality lies beyond the appearances, and this is also only what appears to be such powerful when in actuality it is not. I realised that the power of the moment is not in the moment itself. The power, actually, is in us. Every single one of us has the power to make and shape our own moments. It is us who by feeling joyful, celebrate for a moment of success; and it is also us who by feeling saddened, cry and mourn over our losses. I, with all my heart and mind, now embrace this power which lies within us. I wish life offers you more time to make use of this power. Remember, we are our own griefs, my dear, we are our own happinesses and we are our own remedies.


125. “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. ”


126. “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


127. “Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.” – Richard Bach


128. “True friends are those who accompany us on life's wild adventures and have the faith in us to give us a gentle push when we need it, empowering us to soar to new heights.”


129. “So if you’re going through a tough time right now, just know that it’s happening because it’s teaching you a lesson. The hurt you’re feeling will help you appreciate something amazing in the future. Believe.” – Cassey Ho


130. “Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.”


131. “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


132. “You will be let down by people you trusted – forgiveness is very good but in the process don’t lose your self-respect and never let anyone take you for granted!” — Irwin Rego


133. “Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”


134. 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


135. “A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.”


136. “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”


137. “If you’re having a bad day, just remember that you have managed to get through every bad day you’ve had. You will make it through this one too.” – Mel Robbins


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


139. “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.”


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


141. “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. ”


142. “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. ”


143. “Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone. There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment – you just have to be willing to take it.” – Emily Hollenberg


144. “You know that you're a true friend when somebody says "But what about that wart on the end of his nose?" and your honest response is "What wart?". You see true friends accept you for what you are, wart and all.”


145. Today is life -- the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.


146. “Have confidence in yourself and don’t let people put you down or make you feel weak or worthless, because the more they put you down, the more you need to get back up and prove how wrong they are. ” — Layne Beachley


147. “Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”


148. “There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. ” — Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo


149. “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. ”


150. “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. ”


151. 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. ”


152. “Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness. “


153. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ” — Harriet Beecher Stowe


154. “Cutting people out of your life doesn’t mean you hate them, it simply means you respect yourself. Not everyone is meant to stay. ” — Unknown


155. “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.”


156. “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.”


157. 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


158. “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


159. “The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?”


160. “There are some people who put you down in life, mock your dreams, and challenge your personality; they look like winners. But in actual fact, they are only voicing out their insecurities and jealousy. Do not let them pull you down. Believe and accept yourself and hold onto what you believe in. ” — unknown


161. “One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.”


162. “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.”


163. “True friends are those who came into your life, saw the most negative part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them.”


164. “There are people in your life who’ve come and gone, they let you down and hurt your pride. Better put it all behind you, life goes on, you keep carrying that anger, it’ll eat you up inside. ” — Don Henley


165. “What happens when someone throws you against a wall or tells you you’re a jackass or puts you down or calls you bad names? It goes into your body. We hold it in our body. If we don’t have a way to let that go and release it, it eventually becomes a sickness. ” — Unknown


166. “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. ”


167. “When you are going through difficult times, remember: you might have lost some major battles, but you survived, and you’re still here. That is a victory. Show your happiness and celebrate your ability to go forward.” – Paulo Coelho


168. “You are beautiful and loved by the universe that made you, with every atom and star moving in perfect alignment to make you, you.” – Iain Thomas


169. “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


170. “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. ”


171. “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. ”


172. 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


173. 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


174. “Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.” – Jim Carrey


175. 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


176. “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. ”


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


178. “How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.”


179. “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.” – N.R. Walker


180. “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”


181. “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. ”


182. “Prisons are full of sociopaths and psychopaths, but when questioned, the imprisoned sociopath will honestly admit that they will commit any number of crimes to help a friend.


183. “When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.” – Pittacus Lore


184. “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


185. 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


186. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself — and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.”


187. “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. ”


188. “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


189. “One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.”


190. “Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.”


191. “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. ”


192. “Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.”


193. “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. ”


194. “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. ”


195. 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


196. 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


197. 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


198. “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


199. 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!


200. “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. ”


201. “People who project negativity typically have low self—esteem. They feel badly about themselves, and their negativity is simply a reflection of those feelings. ” — Hendrie Weisinger


202. “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. ”


203. “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. ”


204. “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


205. “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali


206. 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


207. “I know things aren’t easy for you right now… You may be wondering how you’re going to deal with everything that’s facing you. But I know you- you have a strong spirit- and even though it might be hard for you to believe, I know you have what it takes to get through this time.” – M. Gentry


208. “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


209. “The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.”


210. 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


211. “Let nothing trouble you, let nothing frighten you. All things are passing; God never changes. Patience obtains all things. He who possesses God lacks nothing. God alone suffices.” – St. Teresa of Avila


212. “If you live long enough, you will make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you will be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.” – Bill Clinton


213. “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. ”


214. “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. ”


215. “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”


216. “Putting people down does not make you a powerful and a strong person. It makes you a bully, a coward, and eventually alone in life. ” — Tess Calomino


217. “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it, there are many dark places; but still, there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” – J.R.R. Tolkien.


218. “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. ”


219. “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


220. “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. ”


221. “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!”


222. “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


223. “A long time ago when I was very little, I dreamed about being on stage. Some people told me I would never be able to do it, so I only paid attention to those who told me that I could.”


224. 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


225. “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. ”


226. “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


227. “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.”


228. “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. ”


229. “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. ”


230. “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. ”


231. “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


232. “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”


233. “An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you. ” — Goi Nasu

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