If you know someone who’s feeling down, one way to make them feel better is to text them a few words of encouragement, right? But what do you actually say to them?! Here are some tips (and, of course, examples) on how to cheer someone up over text.
25+ ways to cheer someone up over text:
1. Start by finding out what the person is upset about
If you don’t know what the person is upset about, perhaps start by asking why they are upset? If someone is upset, they may just want a listening ear. Simply ask, “why are you upset?” or “Did something happen?” to help them open up.
If that person opens up and shares why they are upset, be sure not to respond with things like “Don’t be upset!” or “It could be worst” Nobody wants to hear that when they are upset because it dismisses their emotions and reduces their feelings.
If that person opens up and shares why they are upset, be sure not to respond with things like “Don’t be upset!” or “It could be worst”
2. Send a funny meme or GIF that you think will make them laugh
Who doesn’t love a funny gif when they open up their phone?! Most phones allow you to send gifs, but if not, you can download the giphy app on your phone send gifs that way too!
3. Tell a joke
Knock, knock, who’s there?!
Tell a joke that will make your friend laugh (fun fact: sometimes the lamest corniest jokes will make your friend laugh simply because the joke is so lame!).
4. Quote a song lyric that relates to their situation
If your friend is feeling down, send them a song lyric that relates to their situation. This will show them that you are thinking about them and want to help them feel better.
Choose a song that has a positive message and is upbeat. This will help to raise their spirits and make them feel better.
5. Offer to talk on the phone or meet up in person
If your friend is feeling low, sometimes the best thing you can do is offer to talk on the phone or meet up in person. Just being able to talk and vent about what’s going on can be a huge help.
And if you can’t be there in person, a phone call or video chat can be the next best thing. Instagram and Facebook now offer video chat too!
6. Send them a care package with their favorite snacks, drinks or gifts
When my beloved dog passed away, my friend sent me a beautiful portrait of my canine buddy and me. It instantly made me feel better, and it was such a thoughtful gift from my friend.
Gifts are a great way to let someone know you’re thinking of them and help lift their spirits. You can send flowers, an edible arrange, or just amazon them a few of their favorite snacks.
7. Send them a funny meme or video clip
One of the best ways to cheer up a friend who is feeling down is to send them a funny meme or video clip. This will make them laugh and help take their mind off of whatever is bothering them.
If you can’t think of anything yourself, there are plenty of websites that curate hilarious content (just look up funny videos on YouTube or Tiktok). Just do a quick search, and you’re sure to find something that will put a smile on your friend’s face.
8. Compliment them on something they’ve done recently
Your friend will definitely appreciate a genuine compliment from you! Let them know that you’re proud of them and that you think they’re doing great. This will definitely cheer them up and make them feel good about themselves.
9. Make plans to meet up in person soon
Making plans to meet up in person is one of the best ways to cheer a friend up. It shows that you care about spending time with them and want to make sure they’re doing okay.
Plus, it gives you both something to look forward to. So if you’re feeling down, definitely reach out to your friends and see if they want to hang out soon!
Invite them to lunch or a walk around the park to help lift their spirits.
10. Send them a funny selfie
When you’re feeling down, sometimes all it takes is a funny face to turn your day around. So next time you’re texting your friend, and they seem like they could use a pick-me-up, send them a silly selfie!
They’ll appreciate the laugh, and it might just be the thing they need to turn their day around.
One of the best ways to cheer someone up is by sharing a funny memory with them. This will not only make them laugh, but it will also remind them of happy times spent together. If you can’t think of anything off the top of your head, try looking through old photos or videos together and relive some good moments.
Here’s an Example:
“Hey Nina, I’m just sitting here thinking about that time we went to get pizza in college, and you tripped walking out the door, and the pizza fell and landed on my shirt. We laughed so hard our stomachs hurt (thank goodness because we didn’t have pizza anymore for our bellies). Do you remember how hilarious and messy that day was?”
12. Send them an audio message
When you’re feeling low, sometimes all you need is to hear a friendly voice. So next time you want to cheer up a friend, try sending them an audio message instead of (or in addition to) a text. Just the sound of your voice will be a soothing comfort, and they can listen to it anytime they need a pickup.
13. Send them a positive message
One of the best ways to cheer someone up is to send them a positive message. Whether it’s a text, email, or social media post, letting them know that you’re thinking of them and that you wish them well can really make a difference in their day. Sometimes just a few kind words can turn a frown upside down.
So if you’re looking for a way to brighten someone’s day, sending them a positive message is a great place to start.
14. Send them a poem
There are plenty of ways to cheer someone up over text, but one of the most thoughtful and unique is to send them a poem. This shows that you were thinking about them and took the time to find or write something just for them. Plus, it can be a fun way to brighten their day.
To get started, try looking for poems about friendship, happiness, or love. You can also search for poems that are specific to the occasion, like a birthday or congratulations. If you’re feeling extra creative, try writing your own poem to send. Just a few lines can be enough to make someone smile.
Whatever you choose, sending a poem is sure to let the person know that you care about them and are thinking of them.
What to say to someone to cheer them up over text:
If you’re looking for ways to cheer a friend up, sending a text is a great option. Here are some examples of texts you can send to brighten your friend’s day:
1. Thinking of you and hoping you’re doing well. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything -including just a listening ear.
2. I’m here for you if you need to talk. I can also try and provide some comic relief to help you laugh if you like but warning: my jokes might be corny 😉
3. I hope today is a better day for you. You’re in my thoughts.
4. I’m grateful to have you as a friend. You’re such an amazing person.
5. You’re in my thoughts today. You’re such an awesome person.
6. You’re strong, and you’ll get through this. I admire you.
7. I know things seem tough right now, but I believe in you. Rooting for you, as always
8. I’m always here for you, no matter what.
9. I hope you know how much I care about you.
10. I’m not what to say, so I’ll just say I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts.
11. I’ll be praying for you.
12. If there’s anything I can do to help, please let me know.
13. You’re not alone in this – I’m here for you.
14. I know it’s been a tough day, but hang in there. Sunshine comes after the rain.
15. I’m just a text away if you need to talk <3
16. I hope you have a peaceful night’s sleep.
17. Sending you lots of love and positive vibes.
18. I just wanted you to know that you’re surrounded by love and support.
19. Thinking of you and sending you lots of love.
20. Cheering for you from afar! *wooot * woot* (that’s me cheering for you!)
21. You got this! YOU GOT THIS! (Yes, I’m screaming it because you got this!)
22. Wishing you all the best.
23. Sending you strength and courage.
24. Proud of you for staying strong. You’re so amazing.
25. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
26. It’s going to be okay – I promise.
27. I know things seem impossible right now, but don’t give up hope. There’s always sunshine after the rain. I’m here for you.
Why is it Important to Cheer Someone Up?
It’s important to cheer someone up for a few reasons:
First, it can help them feel better in the moment.
Second, it can show them that you care about them and want to make them feel better.
Third, it can help build or maintain a relationship with that person.
Finally, cheering someone up can also make you feel good, which is an added bonus!
There are lots of ways to cheer someone up over text, so don’t be afraid to get creative. Sometimes, all it takes is a funny meme or GIF. Other times, you might need to send a more heartfelt message.
Whatever you do, just make sure your intentions are pure and that you’re coming from a place of caring. The person you’re trying to cheer up will appreciate it, and you might just make their day a little brighter.
How Can You Make Your Friend Feel Better?
You can send all the gifs, calls, texts, presents, and everything else to make your friend feel better but please remember you cannot control another person’s emotions.
Sending someone a text when they are down is a great way to be thoughtful and let a person know they are not alone. However, know that it may or may not make them feel better. You can only control your emotions. You can’t control others’ emotions, no matter how much you wish to cheer them up.
You can only control your emotions. You can’t control others’ emotions, no matter how much you wish to cheer them up.
When you’re down, knowing someone cares about you is so important and truly can make them feel better. Plus they remember your kind gesture when they do feel better, but again, they may not instantly feel better or want to talk, so please give them space if they want it.
How to be an active listener
It can be difficult to know how to react when someone confides in you about their sadness. You might feel like you need to offer advice or try to fix the problem, but sometimes the best thing you can do is simply be present and listen.
Active listening is a technique that involves paying attention, paraphrasing what the other person is saying, and showing empathy. It can be helpful to practice active listening in your everyday interactions so that you’re prepared if someone comes to you with something serious.
If you want to be an active listener, start by paying attention to the person who is speaking. Make eye contact and put away any distractions, such as your phone or a book.
Try to maintain an open body position, such as uncrossing your arms or legs. As the other person is speaking, paraphrase what they’re saying to show that you’re understanding them. For example, you might say, “It sounds like you’re feeling really overwhelmed.”
If the other person starts to cry, don’t feel like you need to say anything. Just be there with them in the moment. Sometimes, simply being present can be really helpful. You can also offer a hug or pat on the back if you feel like it would be appropriate.
When the other person is finished speaking, try to reflect back on what they’ve said. For example, you might say something like, “It sounds like you’re really struggling right now.” Showing empathy shows that you understand how the other person is feeling.
If you’re not sure what to say, it’s okay to tell the other person that. Just say something like, “I’m sorry, I don’t know what to say, but I’m here for you.”
If you’re not sure what to say, it’s okay to tell the other person that. Just say something like, “I’m sorry, I don’t know what to say but I’m here for you.”
It’s also important to respect the other person’s boundaries. If they don’t want to talk about something, don’t push them. Just let them know that you’re there for them if they need to talk.
Active listening is a skill that takes practice, but it’s worth it. Being an active listener can show the other person that you care and that you’re there for them.
So, what do you do when a friend is feeling down, and you want to make them feel better? The next time your loved one or friend needs cheering up, try using some of the tips we’ve shared. If all else fails, send them a funny meme or gif.
And don’t forget to let us know how it goes! Do you have any go-to tricks for making someone feel better that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.