The writing of a get well soon message is a time-honored tradition practiced when someone is sick. Not only does it provide encouragement from the one facing the illness, but it also gives the sender an opportunity to express personal thoughts and feelings.
Knowing what to write, though, can be a challenge. Much depends on the nature and severity of the illness. You do not want to be morbid or overly dramatic, nor do you want to be insensitive to the situation. While humor is permissible, it must be appropriate.
In considering sending a get well soon message whether to a relative, friend, neighbor, or coworker begin by deciding on a format. Will you write a full letter or will you send a card? If you will send a card, choose one that reflects your feelings. There are plenty of beautifully scripted cards as well as lighthearted cards available from retailers.
If you do send a card, though, a personal note would be appreciated and add extra meaning. You can write your note inside the card itself or on a separate sheet to be inserted in the card.
Alternatively, if you plan to compose a letter, use a good-quality letterhead or notepaper with a matching envelope. Steer clear of using just a plain sheet of loose leaf or notepads with crude or unsuitable designs.
In most cases, a simple message that avoids the deals of the illness or injury is best. As an example of a message that can be used in a variety of situations, consider this: I heard about your illness/injury. I just want to let you know I'll be thinking of you during your recovery. Get well soon!
That classic phrase, thinking of you, may be a clich» but it still carries meaning. It can be encouraging for the person to know your thoughts are with him or her, especially when a terminal illness renders it insensitive and improper to say get well soon.
In the event that you live nearby and have a close relationship, you may wish to add an offer to help out in whatever way is necessary. You can express your offer this way: Until you get back on your feet, I'm available to help out around the house. Just let me know what you need. Even if your offer is not taken advantage of, it will be appreciated.
If you are a person of faith, and as long as your friend is not anti-religious, a statement like I'm praying for you is usually well received. If the person would be offended by such a statement, though, it would be better to leave it out.
When you can close the message, use a phrase such as Your friend, With love, or Sincerely, whichever is most appropriate for your relationship. Then sign your name.
If you would like, you can include your card or letter with a gift. A small token may be included in the envelope. Alternatively, the envelope may be attached to a larger gift such as a bouquet of flowers.
A personalized card or letter to convey your well wishes can have a more powerful impact than just sending an email. It is a signal that you really do care and that your get well wishes are sincere.
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Whatever your get well gift, your greatest gift will always be your thoughtfulness and expressions of love and care.