Here are the greatest “get well” messages of all time that are appropriate for the professional tone needed with a coworker.
1. I wanted you to know I’m thinking of you and hoping you get well very soon. While it might be true that there is no “I” in team, our team is also not the same without a “u.” Hope you feel better and come back soon.
2. Someone once told me that people are like drops of water in a bucket. If you put your hand in and take out a drop of water, it will never be missed. But since you have been away, I can tell you that is just not true! Your absence is felt every day. We can’t wait for you to come back and fill our bucket.
3. I hope you are feeling better and will fully recover soon. The printers are jammed, the coffee is cold, and the clients are more annoying. Nothing seems to work without you here. I think it’s clear that we miss you!
4. I am sending you my most positive thoughts for a complete recovery. I hope that while you are recuperating, you can read some good books and binge-watch some awesome shows. I hope you can simply sit and feel the warm sun on your face. Get well soon!
5. I’m sorry that you’ve been tackling some health issues. We’ve got everything under control here, so please just focus on healing. Take good care and hope you feel better soon.
6. Being sick is no fun. We all miss you, but please don’t push yourself to come back too quickly. Follow the doctor’s orders and you’ll be better before you know it. I am looking forward to seeing you back when you’re ready.
7. When I found out you were sick, I wanted to send you happy thoughts to brighten your day. I sure hope it worked! We are all wanting you to be fully healthy again. Feel better fast!
8. If wishes could make you better, you would be back at work tomorrow. But as they can’t, I hope you find strength in knowing that all your colleagues are all rooting for you. Get well soon.
9. We hope you feel better and get stronger every day. There is a big [person’s name]-shaped hole in our team, and we cannot wait for you to come back to fill it. We hope you get well soon.
10. I hope that you are well cared for while you’re getting better. You’ll be back in the grind in no time, and probably wishing you had more time to rest! My thoughts are with you, and I look forward to having you back.
11. I was sorry to learn that you are unwell. I hope you don’t stress about not being here at work. We are all managing, and there will be plenty of work to be done when you come back. Warmest wishes for a speedy recovery!
12. We’ve missed you here at the office. We are waiting for your triumphant return once you’ve regained your health and are feeling better. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
13. I was so sorry to hear about your [accident/surgery/illness, etc.]. You are not just a colleague at work, but a friend. If there is anything I can do to help during this difficult time, please let me know. I look forward to seeing you back soon.
14. I heard that you aren’t well, and I wanted to let you know I am thinking of you. The recovery process must seem like an eternity, but it really is just a blip in the grand scheme of things. You are strong, and I know that you’ve got this! I look forward to seeing you back at work soon.
15. I want to send my warm wishes to you while you are under the weather. The good news is that each passing day is another day of growing stronger and healthier. You’ll be ready to go in no time! Looking forward to seeing you back.
16. I am incredibly sorry to hear that you are unwell. While you recover, I hope you are surrounded by the warmth of those you love. Get well soon.
17. Recovery takes time, so I hope you have patience with yourself as you heal. I trust that the doctors have it all under control and that you will be back in action in no time. We are all rooting for you here at the office.
18. We are keeping your seat warm and your desk dust-free. They will be here, ready and waiting when you are well enough to come back. So, don’t worry about anything and take all the time you need to heal and recover. We are all thinking of you and wishing you well.
19. I noticed you were not around and found out that you aren’t well. As you heal, know that you are not alone. Please just ask if you need anything, as I will always be there for you. I hope you are all better soon.
20. I am hoping for your speedy recovery because lots of other people are eyeing your desk space and I don’t want to sit next to anyone else! Seriously, get better soon. You are greatly missed, and we can’t wait to have you back.
21. Work isn’t the same without you there. I hope that you recover soon to not only feel better, but to make this place feel normal again.
22. I wanted to send you this little note to say I hope you get well soon. Now is the time to really take care of yourself. We miss you here, but we’ve got everything under control until you return. I can’t wait until you are back.
23. Your health is far more important than what is going on at work, so please take the time you need and get well soon. Don’t jump the gun without being 100%. Work can wait, but your health cannot!
24. I keep hoping to receive a postcard or email from you from a beautiful beach somewhere in the world! But that is only wishful thinking because it would mean you are not actually [sick/injured]. You are in my thoughts for a speedy recovery.
25. Nobody can fill your shoes here at work, but we’re getting it done, by hook or by crook. Set your mind at ease, and let us handle things until you’re well enough to come back. Rest well.
26. There is a strange stillness in the office. Everyone speaks a bit quieter, and the days seem to drag on a little longer. We are all missing the spark of life and joy you bring to work. I hope you are channeling that energy into your speedy recovery. Get well soon.
27. I heard that you’re sick and wanted to send you my best wishes and hopes for your speedy recovery. Get your rest and get well soon.
28. Please take the time you need to make a full recovery, but know that I am happy to help with anything you need during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts during this time.
29. I want to extend the wishes of a speedy recovery and that your strength finds you as soon as possible. Work isn’t the same without seeing your face around here. Hope you recover soon.
30. We cannot wait to see you back in the office and back to being that person who simply glows with good health and energy! Hope you have a speedy recovery.
31. Your presence has a way of brightening up my day and helps to make work go by much faster. Get well soon. Your presence is sorely missed.
32. You are my partner-in-crime at work and I really miss having you around. I hope you use your superpowers to make a speedy recovery. Until then, my cape is sitting on a hook, waiting for your return.
33. I am grateful to be working alongside you, and I didn’t fully realize it until you fell ill. Get well soon, and I can’t wait to see you back.
34. I was going to offer to bring you some meals to help during your recovery. But I don’t want to make you even sicker, so I’m going to stick to sending you my warmest wishes and hopes for your swift recovery. Get well soon.
35. I know how miserable it is to be ill, and I hope that you get well soon. If there is anything you need, please absolutely let me know.
36. I hope you know that there are so many people here at work who would drop everything to help you if you need it. If you need help, please just ask. Get well soon.
37. I just caught word at work that you are ill. I hope that it isn’t serious and that you bounce back as soon as possible. Get well soon.
38. We miss you at work and hope that you get well soon. If there is anything you need that will help you out, please do let us know.
39. Your friends, your boss, the cleaners, and the person who makes us coffee every day all send their best wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery. But no one wishes it more than me. Hope you get better soon. I miss you.
40. I heard that you are not well and wanted to let you know I am thinking of you. I am here for you if you would like to talk, or need help in any way. Get well soon.
Best Get Well Quotes for Your Coworker
“The best of healers is good cheer.”
“Throughout history, ‘tender loving care’ has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing.”
“Okay, so today you are feeling low. But soon you will be better you know. Listen to the doctors you meet And before you know it you’ll be back on your feet.”
“Do you have a cough? Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax – tomorrow you’ll be afraid to cough.”
“This too shall pass.”
Persian Sufi Poets
“For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.”
Johann Paul Friedrich
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
M. Kathleen Casey
“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.”
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
“I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worthwhile.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Isn’t it unnerving that doctors call what they do ‘practice’?”
“One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.”
“Friendship is essentially a partnership.”
“Be careful when reading health books; you may die of a misprint.”
“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”
Orison Swett Marden
“I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.”
“Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.”
“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.”
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”
“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.”
“I wonder why you can always read a doctor’s bill and you can never read his prescription.”
Finley Peter Dunne
“It’s not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.”
“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”
“Your never know how much they care until you are under the weather.”
“You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.”
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”
“The treatment is really a cooperative of a trinity — the patient, the doctor and the inner doctor.”
“Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life–and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.”
“If knowing that someone really cares, helps healing along its way then I hope you now feel better and keep improving, day by day.”
“Although the world is full of suffering, it’s full also of the overcoming it.”
The below infographic provides a brief guide to choosing the right get well card for a coworker who is sick. Be sure when writing your message in the card that you have the personality of the sick person in mind. If the individual is religious, let your coworker know that you are keeping them in their prayers.
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