Home » Blog » Greeting Card Poet Blog » Encouragement Messages and Captions

Encouragement Messages and Captions

Our encouragement messages, quotes, and captions give you some great ideas for motivating individuals and groups.

We all need a word of encouragement now and then. And we should all be able to support a loved one when going through a rough patch.

The good news is that now you don’t have to spend hours looking for just the right words to express your compassion. Check out these encouragement messages and find what you want to say.

Are you looking for messages and captions for Instagram? You’ve come to the right place! Encouragement messages and captions can make all the difference for you and your friends and followers.

Inspirational Encouraging Messages

1.) The world told her, “Be Invisible.” She heard, “Be Invincible.”

2.) All you need to reach your goals is already available to you.

3.) Be gentle to yourself. Sometimes, the words in our heads make all the difference, not what others are saying.

4.) You so got this.

5.) Do good, and goodwill comes to you.

6.) Be yourself. You’re so darn good at it!

7.) Be Strong. Be Wise. And, be You!

8.) You only fail when you stop trying.

9.) Today is not just another day. It is the best day to change your life for the better.

10.) Start your day with gratitude and hope. End your day with peace in your soul.

Encouragement Messages.

Funny Encouraging Messages

11.) Slay all day.

12.) Believe in your inner Beyonce.

13.) When life throws you lemons, throw them back and ask for cookies.

14.) I know you can get through this. Take my example. I’ve never done it, but I’m very wise!

15.) Not everybody can be as good as I am at everything, but you are a close second.

16.) Let’s change perspective. You have so many things; others are only dreaming of good health, beauty, wits, and a lovely family. You only lack a sense of humor, but it’s hard to be down for too long with these qualities.

17.) You’re not as young as you used to be and certainly not as bright as me. But you’re amazing, and you’ll get through whatever life throws your way.

18.) Ok, so the elevator to what you wanted to get was out of order. Try the stairs instead. You’ll get there fit and fierce!

19.) Knock, knock/Who’s there?/ Broken pencil./ Broken pencil who?/ Never mind, it’s pointless to worry about the little problems in life.

good encouraging messages.

Good Encouragement Words

20. Let no one tell you who you are.

21.) Every day may not be a good day, but there is good in every day.

22.) It’s time to be outrageously happy again.

23.) Forgive yesterday, live today, and have hope for tomorrow.

24.) If you can dream it, you can do it.

25.) With each new day comes new strength. And new opportunities.

26.) Stay strong for yourself and the ones who love you.

27.) The best is yet to be.

28.) It’s never too early or too late to change something in your life. Please take this opportunity and make the best of it.

29.) Sometimes, hard times are just a blessing in disguise. Find the silver lining and start from there.

30.) Just be the best person you can be today and consider it your job for the day. Tomorrow, do the same. And you’ll see that hard times become just a distant memory.

See Good Words of Encouragement.

Encouraging words - one day at a time


31.) Closed doors are just the universe telling you to try a new approach.

32.) Positivity always wins!

33.) Happy thoughts and good vibes.

34.) Embrace your pain and use it as fuel for your next adventure.

35.) Embark on a new journey; you deserve it.

36.) Be as nice to yourself as you are to everyone else.

37.) If you believe you can, the job is half done.

38.) One day at a time.

Encouraging Words of Wisdom

39.) To find your purpose, you must first look for it. Don’t stand too still for too long. This is just an event in your life, not your whole life. Years from now, it will be just a blurry memory.

40.) The biggest mistake you can make is to fear making mistakes constantly.

41.) Live. Enjoy life. This is the ultimate revenge.

42.) Take a deep breath and get back on that horse!

43.) It takes time and effort to find a place where you can feel good. And there are no guarantees. You should learn to create this place where you are—every single day.

44.) You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can constantly adjust the sails.

45.) Good things never come from staying in comfort zones.

46.) When you feel like there is no hope, open your eyes, and you’ll see the sun, a loved one, your dog, a cat, a flower. And you’ll understand that there is always hope.

47.) When you want something, the whole Universe is working to make your wish come true.

48.) You can see only the things you believe in. Believe, and you will see.

49.) Always believe in yourself. And avoid people who make you doubt.

Believe in your inner Beyonce

Encouragement Messages for a Friend

50.) You won’t be able to become the master of your world overnight. Relax and take it one day at a time. Be the master of your life TODAY. Own it. And keep doing it day after day after day.

51.) Don’t let a bad situation get the best of you. Stay positive and be the strong person I know you are.

52.) You’re the most talented, kind, and special person I know. I can see you becoming everything you’ve ever wanted to be, and this is amazing. Being your friend is a blessing.

53.) Keep your head up. And put a smile on that beautiful face. When you smile, it’s like you’re glowing from within. For this reason alone, it is worth smiling as much as possible.

54.) The hard times are already behind you. Soon you’ll remember just bits and pieces, even if these things are weighing you down now. Smile for the future. Smile for today.

55.) A strong woman doesn’t dwell in fear. She lives in faith. Have faith in yourself and what you can do. I know I have.

56.) Hold your head high. Sometimes people leave our lives to make room for other people. Better people.

Encouragement Messages Before the Surgery

57.) You’re in good hands, so no need to worry. Keep a positive attitude, be patient, and you’ll be ok in no time!

58.) The surgery is necessary to regain your health. Everything will be fine; we are all praying for things to go smoothly and painlessly for you.

59.) It is only natural to experience a certain degree of doubt and fear before surgery, but this time tomorrow, you’ll be glad you did it.

60.) You are strong and fierce, and I know a little knife won’t scare you. Good luck with the surgery, and come back home soon!

61.) We just wanted you to know that you are always in our prayers, and we are thinking of you and your surgery. We’re sending positive, healing vibes for a speedy recovery.

Encouragement Messages for Kids

These encouragement messages work great for students.

62.) I am so proud of you! No matter what happens during the day, I want you to know that I couldn’t be any prouder than I am now!

63.) It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop.

64.) Don’t let others change how you see and feel about yourself. You’re amazing, just the way you are. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

65.) Competition is not always about winners and losers. Sometimes it’s just about learning a lesson, making friends in the most challenging circumstances, and even having fun doing something you like.

66.) With your kindness and talent, I know you’ll bring a positive contribution wherever you go.

67.) Maybe you lost one game, but you never quit. This makes you a winner.

68.) It’s ok to feel hurt, upset, afraid, disappointed, or whatever you’re feeling right now. It might seem impossible, but you won’t always feel like this. Better days are coming. Meanwhile, I’m here for you.

69.) I want you to know that deep down in my heart, I know you are the kindest person that God put on this earth. You can be everything you want to be. And you will be.

When Things Get Hard Video

Inspirational quotes from authors and poets

70.) Not all those who wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkein

71.) It matters not what someone is born but what they grow to be.
J.K. Rowling

72.) There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
Zora Neale Hurston

73.) The best teacher is experienced and not through someone’s distorted point of view.
Jack Kerouac

74.) Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
Harper Lee

75.) Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.
Oprah Winfrey

76.) People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar

77.) Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Charles Dickens

Insights On Inspiration

78.) Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
C.S. Lewis

79.) Believe you can, and you are halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

80.) If you can dance and be free and not embarrassed, you can rule the world.
Amy Poehler

81.) It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.
Lewis Carroll

82.) Refuse failure. No matter how difficult the obstacles, find a way to around them.
JJ Goldwag

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

84.) And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.
John Steinbeck

85.) 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

86.) If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
Steve Jobs

Motivational Quotes

87.) The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
Steve Jobs

88.) 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, and how you can still come out of it.
Maya Angelou

89.) Sometimes when you are in a dark place, you think you have been buried, but actually, you have been planted.
Christine Caine

90.) Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.
Oscar Wilde

91.) Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Mahatma Gandhi

92.) Genius is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration.
Thomas Edison

93.) 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

94.) The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling but in rising again after you fall.
Vince Lombardi

Inspirational Insights

95.) Everything is hard before it is easy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

96.) No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
Demi Lovato

97.) You’re trying something new. That in itself is a reflection that you’re going in a good direction.
Jung Hoseok

98.) The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing but in rising every time we fail.
Nelson Mandela

99.) Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas Edison

100.) Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa

Short Encouragement Quotes

101.) Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone

102.) If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

103.) Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.
Maya Angelou

104.) The most effective way to do it is to do it.
Amelia Earhart

105.) Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Jim Ryun

106.) Some people want it to happen; some wish it would happen; others make it happen.
Michael Jordan

107.) The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Walt Disney

108.) Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.
Walt Whitman

109.) Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Helen Keller

Albert Einstein’s Quotes On Inspiration

110.) A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

111.) In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

112.) Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.
Albert Einstein

113.) Life is like riding a bicycle: To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein

See more Encouraging Quotes.

Encouragement verses

114.) Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, or the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

115.) There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

116.) I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

117.) For God gave us a spirit, not of fear but power and love and self-control.

118.) He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might, he increases strength.

119.) May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

120.) Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Encouragement Captions

121.) Hang in there.

122.) Embrace the glorious mess that you are.

123.) Peace begins with a smile.

124.) Don’t give up!

125.) Be a little more you and a lot less them.

126.) You can do it!

127.) You decide your vibe.

128.) Keep pushing!

129.) Shine like the universe is yours.

130.) Don’t let go!

131.) Keep fighting!

132.) Keep up the good work!

133.) Be Thankful.

134.) Stay strong!

135.) Never give up!

136.) I admire you!

Encouraging Captions for Instagram

137.) Don’t try to fit in. Stand out!

138.) Take a deep breath. It’s a bad day, not a bad life.

139.) You can count on me!

140.) You are loved!

141.) Let your smile change the world.

142.) If you run into a wall, look for a loose brick.

143.) I believe in you!

144.) Inhale confidence; exhale doubt.

145.) You are kind!

146.) Beauty is an attitude.

147.) I have faith in you!

148.) You are enough!

149.) There’s no one else I’d rather have do this!

150.) You got this!

By Anne Matea

When Anne isn’t writing, she’s traveling, baking cakes, or hitting the gym to keep in shape (so many cakes!); discovering new places, trying new activities, and meeting new people are just some of the things that make her happy.


You are on our Encouragement Messages and Captions page.

You might like:

Encouraging Sayings

Quotes About Faith

National Days of Celebration