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What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

Things don’t feel cheery 100% of the time and that’s okay.

This I know for sure, life is messy, and change is certain. Life bamboozles us leaving our jaws dropped, hands thrown up in the air and coffee stains on our favorite top. For those moments when you’re gobsmacked and struggling to find the right words, we offer these words of encouragement in hopes they bring comfort.

These words are there to help you when you want to encourage a friend going through hard life things, and just don't know what to write in a card or text or to whisper during a hug.

We came up with these words of encouragement as inspiration when you are filling out the "personal message" to be in included with our "party in a box" care packages here at The Confetti Post and just are blank on the words to say.

Or simply, write these words in a card, a scrap of paper stuffed in your pocket, say them face-to-face or send them in a text. 

Big list of what to say when you don't know what to say:

I am here for you.

It’s okay to not be okay.

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” -Maya Angelou

Just because things are hard does not mean you're weak or you failed.

The world is a better place with you in it.

Life is tough, but so are you.

Life is tough | cheer up quote ideas | words of encouragement


In the waves of change we find our direction.

I wish I had the right words, just know I care.

“Life Moves Pretty Fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller 

You may be feeling a lot of emotions right now. Know that I am here through all of them.

I believe in you.

"You are helpful, and you are loved, and you are forgiven, and you are not alone." -John Green

You are not alone | cheer up quote ideas | words of encouragement

"Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos." -Don Kardong

You matter.

If at first you don’t succeed, fix your ponytail, and try again.

No matter what happens, I'll always be here for you.

“Don’t let the muggles get you down.” -J.K. Rowling

You are so brave, and so strong, and you will survive this.

You deserve good things.

You deserve good things | cheer up quote ideas | words of encouragement

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

This sucks and I'm sorry.

“Be Kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.” -Pema Chodron

Life is always rocky when you’re a gem.

There are good things inside you. 

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -A.A. Milne

you are brave | cheer up quote ideas | words of encouragement

Make a mess. Throw confetti.

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

You are worthy just as you are.

There will always be others who have it worse, but that doesn't mean your problems don't matter.

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

You are loved.

Or as one of our favorite Parties says, Keep On Shining. This encouraging party for one is a great way to remind someone that you care and give her a boost of happy. Or yourself. We totally support sending a Party to yourself too. 

Simply acknowledging that things are tough can be comfort enough and a great place to start. We’re all in this together and none of us are immune to life’s antics.

Now, fix your ponytail, take a deep breath and go savor your one wild and precious life. You've got this! 

-Betsy and Team Confetti Post

P.S. Sometimes, words aren't enough and all you need is a hug. For those occasions, send a hug across the miles with our Teeny Sending Hugs party.

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