Here are the greatest “get well” messages of all time that are appropriate for the professional tone needed with a coworker.
1. I’m sorry to have heard that you’ve been tackling some health issues. Get well soon, and keep your mind on the task at hand. We’ve got everything under control here.
2. I hope you are feeling better and will be fully recovered soon. The printers are jammed, the coffee is cold, and the clients are more annoying. Nothing seems to work without you here.
3. You will never know how much everyone has missed seeing you at work. The guaranteed laughs during our coffee and lunchtime chats have always been the highlight of my day. I hope you are feeling better and on the road to recovery so we can get back to laughing together soon.
4. I have heard that you wound up in the hospital. I hope that all will be well in the end, and I look forward to seeing you back at work soon.
5. 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.”
6. Don’t place extra stress on yourself about not being here at work. Though I hope you get well soon, take the time you need so you can come back with your batteries fully charged.
7. You are always there with a willing hand to lift people up when they are feeling down, or a willing ear to simply listen to those in need. Now that you are recovering from your own illness, please know that my hands and ears are ready to help in any way they can. Get well soon.
8. Don’t push yourself to come back too quickly. Follow the doctor’s orders so that you can get well sooner rather than later. I am looking forward to seeing you back when you’re ready.
9. We hope you are feeling better after your surgery and are getting a little bit 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.
10. I hope that you are well looked after and cared for while you’re battling your health problems. You’ll be back in the grind in no time.
11. 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 and hope you are channeling that energy into your speedy recovery.
12. I just caught word at work that you were ill. I hope that it isn’t serious and that you bounce back as soon as possible.
13. I was so sorry to hear about your [accident/surgery/illness, etc.]. You are not just a colleague at work, but a mentor and an incredible friend. If there is anything I can do to help during this difficult time, please let me know, and I look forward to seeing you back soon.
14. I want to extend my best wishes to you and your family and hope that you speedily get past the illness that has befallen you.
15. Get well soon, and take care of yourself while you’re off of work. We will miss you while you’re out, but we’ve got everything under control here until you return.
16. We are all incredibly sorry to hear that you have been [injured/unwell, etc.]. It sounds like you have a long road to recovery, but we hope you enjoy spending that time surrounded by the warmth of those you love.
17. I’m sorry to have heard about your injury and that you’re in the hospital. I trust that the doctors can determine the problem as well as the specific course of action, and will get you back in action in no time.
18. We are keeping your seat warm and your [desk/tools, etc.] 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 knew right away that there must be a problem, as you never miss a workday. I hope that you get well soon and that you take your time to rest.
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 get well soon to not only feel better but to make this place feel normal again.
22. I am sending you my most positive vibes for a complete recovery. And I hope that while you are recuperating you have the chance to read some books, binge-watch some awesome shows and simply sit still and enjoy the feel of the sun’s warmth on your face.
23. Your health is far more important than what is going on at work, so get well soon, but don’t jump the gun without being 100%.
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]. Get well soon. You are in my thoughts every day.
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.
26. If wishes could make you better, you would be back at work tomorrow. But as they can’t, I hope knowing that all your colleagues are thinking of you helps give you some strength as you recover.
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.
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.
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!
31. Your sense of humor 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. To my best friend and partner-in-crime at work. I really miss having you around to tackle problems together with me. 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 realize it until you fell ill. Get well soon, and I’ll be happy 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.
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 feel free to get ahold of me.
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. Get well soon, but if you need help, please just ask.
37. 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, and we can’t wait for you to get better so you can come back and fill our bucket.
38. We miss you at work and hope that you get well soon. If there is anything you need that will help you out, feel free to 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, my friend, I miss you.
40. We’ve missed you here at the office. We are waiting for your triumphant return once you’ve got your strength back and are feeling better — cheers to your speedy recovery.
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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