Short Positive Messages, Words & Quotes That Inspire

These short positive messages are perfect if you, a loved one or a friend requires a short dose of inspiration today.

Because, often all it takes is a few positive words of encouragement to completely turn someone’s day around.

Short Positive Messages & Quotes

Sometimes we need to provide encouragement and support to friends and family in times of hardship. And while being there in person is not always possible, we can provide support and inspiration by sending them short positive messages.

There are many ways to send a short, positive message to someone, including over text, in person, in a phone call, a handwritten card or an email, but it’s often hard to work out what to say. Obviously, you need to ‘read’ the situation as to what you say to them, but overall something positive and inspiring often helps.

Here are some examples of what you can say to inspire and encourage, as well as some short positive messages that can be conveyed via famous quotes:


“I’m thinking about you.”


“You’re such an inspiration!”


“You’re doing great!”


“Let me know if I can help in any way.”


“Your presence is a present to the world.”


“You’re in my thoughts.”


“You’ve got this.”


“You are strong and can do this.”


“I’m here for you.”


“Let me know what you need.”


“Thank you for your support.”


“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A.A. Mine


“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” William Shakespeare


“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” Oprah Winfrey


“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe


Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmond Tutu


“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein


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


“It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” Amelia Barr


“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” Jack Dempsey


“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost


“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.” John Lennon


“It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.” Amelia Barr


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


“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Milton Berle


“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” Wilma Rudolph


“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” Hermann Hesse


“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn


“The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke


“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” Stephen R. Covey


“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell


“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” Friedrich Nietzsche


“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Greg Anderson


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt


“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman


“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Don’t let the muggles get you down.” J.K. Rowling (you may have to be a Harry Potter fan to get this one!)


“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden


“It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop.” Confucius


“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” Bob Goff


Positive Messages

The best way we can help others find the positives when faced with adversity is by listening and providing support and encouragement.

It’s always comforting when we know that someone is thinking of us and cares enough to check in – so stay in contact and encourage them to seek further help when needed. If you’re interested in more inspiring words and quotes, be sure to check out:

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