Messages

Positive Postcard Project messages should be inclusive and respectful.  They should be meaningful to any person of any faith or non-faith perspective.

Language that references G/god(s), religion, or supernatural forces (angels, spirits) excludes non-religious and some minority religion recipients.  Cards through this project will not include words like God, pray, bless, Jesus, heaven, holy spirit, or any phrase that references the supernatural such as “He is watching over you” or “be blessed”.

We also require avoiding language to promote non-faith.  Phrases like “Reason saves” can come across as retaliatory and have the same negative impact on a religious recipient as a religious message may have on an Atheist recipient.  Keep the purpose of the project in mind and respect the diversity of those receiving the cards.

CONSIDER YOUR AUDIENCE.  Identify your audience before selecting sample messages for your project.  A message appropriate for encouraging someone in hard times may not be appropriate for someone in hospice, for example.

It is okay to sign the card, but you may want to only give your first name as this is going to a stranger.

SAMPLE MESSAGES

  • The human heart is resilient, and no storm lasts forever.  This time may be challenging, but never give up!
  • I hope you find comfort in knowing that someone cares.
  • Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity to pursue and achieve your dreams.
  • Stay strong!
  • Somebody cares – i am that somebody!
  •  We share many things, you and i.  Look up at the stars tonight, and i will to.  We’ll both be seeing the same sky.  And i’ll be thinking about you.
  • I am thinking about you today, wondering about your journey, and hoping that this chapter of your story leads you to opportunities and happiness.
  • Don’t ever forget that you are tougher than you think.  Much love and peace!
  • Take care of yourself – you are worth it
  • The true joy & success in life is just giving it your best. Hang in there!
  • You are special.
  • Never stop looking for the good in life.  it is there.  Sending positive thoughts your way.
  • You are kind, smart, and important – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
  • Keep strong and don’t lose your sense of self and what is important in your life.
  • Stay focused & Follow your dreams – you GOT this!
  • Keep your head up! Always go with your heart and you will never go wrong.
  • You are wonderful! You are loved! You MATTER! You are important! Believe in great things!
  • You ARE Awesome!
  • Remember you are amazing! You are AMAZING!
  • Never forget that everything passes, good or bad. So enjoy the moment & hang in there!
  • You are important and you are going to make an impact on the world.
  • Never give up hope for a better future.  Whatever good is in your life now, the future holds much, much more of that.
  • You are enough – always strive for greatness.
  • When you shoot for the moon you will reach the stars.  Always strive for more than you think is possible, and enjoy the journey.
  • Thinking of you and wishing you the best!
  • Thank you for the you that you are!  Together we can make the world a better place for all.
  • We can’t always control the things in our life, but we have the power to control how we react.  Hang in there.
  • Embrace who you are.  There is no one quite like you.  Sending warm thoughts of love, hope, and peace your way.
  • You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and stars.  You belong here!
  • Carpe that Diem!
  • Everyone has a place that is important in this world.  You are important, and you matter. Never forget that!
  • Sending thoughts, smiles, and love your way! Love is strength, and it is in you.
  • There is no such thing as “too late”.
  • keep strong and don’t lose your sense of self and what is important in your life.
  • Life is crazy.  Some parts of the trip are rough.  But many parts of it are amazing.  Just keep moving forward.
  • Go just a little further every day.  Only look back to marvel at how far you have come.
  • You don’t have to sacrifice your dignity to build your destiny
  • Don’t just wish – act on your dreams!
  • I believe that every person has dignity, worth, and integrity.  That includes you, and i wish the best for you.
  • This note cannot change the course of your life, but i hope that it brings you comfort to know that i do care and am thinking of you.
  • Each moment of our lives is precious – we don’t get any of them back; they become our memories and our story line.  I hope that you have great moments of joy to remember, moments of love to sustain you, and moments of peace to comfort you.
  • Sending positive thoughts your way today.
  • Just sending a note and a smile to you today. Have a great day!
  • There is no one quite like you – only you can be who you are, and you bring something special to everyone you meet.
  • Thinking of you and how special you are.
  • Once upon a time, you were born.  And as you grew, you wrote your own story.  You continue to write your own story through your thoughts, attitudes, words, and actions.  What will the next chapter be?
  • Never give up, sometimes things are hardest just before they turn around.
  • There is no one quite like you. Never forget how special you are!
  • Wishing the happiest of days to a wonderful person!
  • Please know you are thought of and loved.
  • Thinking of you and wishing the very best.
  • Take some time out for yourself, you are a wonderful person who deserves it!
  • Hoping your day is wonderful as you are!
  • Keep up the good work, it will be worth it.
  • Great distances can only be crossed a little at a time. Keep taking another step forward, and you will go far.
  • Hoping today brings you happiness and all things good!
  • Never stop looking for the good in life. It is there!
  • Be Encouraged Today!
  • Sending thoughts and smiles to encourage you today.
  • Thinking of you and hoping your heart feels encouraged today.
  • Never give up!
  • Never stop looking for the rainbow after the storm.
  • Hang in there, there are people rooting for you—and I’m one of them!
  • Hoping today that you find some little comforts and joys in the ordinary things around you.
  • My heart and thoughts are with you today
  • Each day is a new opportunity to grow and start again.  Make this day your best!
  • We can’t anticipate the sorrow, pain, and losses in our lives.  We didn’t know the challenges we would face.  We also don’t know the joy, love, and laughter that may yet come.  Don’t give up hope.
  • Hi there, my name is ____.  How are you today?  I’m doing fine.  I hope you stay strong and never give up – and I will do the same.
  • Never stop believing in YOU.  Don’t allow anyone to tell you you can’t, just keep working hard.
  • Sending warm thoughts of love, hope, and peace your way today.
  • Hang in there! You are stronger than you think!
  • Sending thoughts your way to cheer you and let you know you mean so much.
  • My heart and thoughts are with you today.
  • I just wanted you to know that i am thinking about you and i care about your comfort.
  • I always wonder about the stories of people i don’t know.  Every face has so many stories and such an amazing journey hidden behind it.  I’m sorry i don’t know yours, but we are both people, and i am glad our lives can connect in this small way. I wish you the best!

 

WALL OF SHAME

After being asked intentionally to use messages that are non-religious, some can’t honor that this project is intended to provide support that is inclusive, and are unable to participate without faith aggression. Here are examples of messages on our wall of shame (we recycle them to be kind to the earth!):

  • Blessings from God!
  • Don’t lose hope – people are praying for you!
  • God is good always!
  • GOD BLESS YOU!
  • GOD is always by your side.  PRAY and smile…
  • God will provide. Stay faithful and God Bless
  • BE Bless!
  • God’s blessings
  • I am praying for you.
  • Have a blessed day.
  • He is holding you in his arms and will carry you to a wonderful place.
  • You are loved by god.
  • Sending you a “Positive Postcard” with a VERY positive message – GOD loves you!
  • Someone always loves you…GOD!
  • The God that spun the Earth into existence made you to.

 

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