Everyone can use a little encouragement, especially during these challenging times. Sometimes it just takes a kind word or gesture to let people know that they don’t have to muddle through it alone.
Let’s give health care workers an inspirational, energy-boosting message on Wednesday, May 13 to celebrate National Hospital Week. Share your messages of wisdom and resilience on your social media pages using #WednesdayWisdom and #HospitalWeek. Tag the hospitals and health care workers you want to recognize and honor.
Need help getting inspired?
Use these tips to craft a message of hope and encouragement for America’s health care heroes.
Double shifts, lack of sleep, not enough supplies…health care workers are facing unprecedented demands and need a little enthusiastic cheering on.
- “You got this.”
- “I know this won’t be easy, but I also know you’ve got what it takes to get through it.”
- “Sending you good thoughts—and hoping you believe in yourself just as much as I believe in you.”
Thinking-of-You Words of Encouragement
There is nothing more uplifting then letting someone know he or she is in your thoughts.
- “You’re on my mind and in my heart.”
- “I’m thinking of you. And I’m just a text or phone call away.”
- “I hope you don’t feel alone as you go through this time. My heartfelt thoughts are with you all the way.”
Physical and Mental Recovery
Workplace stress can influence health care professionals' physical and emotional well-being. It’s okay to let them know they need to take care of themselves and not just their patients and families.
- “Be good to yourself. And let others be good to you, too.”
- “You are amazing for facing this with so much courage and hope.”
- “You’re so strong, but know that your family and friends are here to comfort and care for you too.”
Just because someone’s challenges are serious doesn’t mean your words always have to be. Sometimes sharing a laugh or smile is the best encouragement.
- “Just wanted to send you a smile today.”
- “I’m here. Whenever you are ready to talk.”
- “At a time like this, don’t even bother with a dish. Just grab a spoon and start shoveling ice cream straight from the carton.”
Across the country, neighbors, friends and families are lending health care workers a helping hand. They are stepping up to help out with home-cooked meals, dog walking, lawn work and more. If you are making a difference in your community, share it with others and encourage them to do the same.
- I’m a proud supporter of Protect the Heroes and we need your help too. Make a donation to your local hospital here. Donations go directly to purchase personal protective equipment and other support to help local health care workers fight the novel coronavirus.
- Everybody has the opportunity to do something great during this pandemic because everybody can pitch in. I’m mowing the lawn for my neighbor, who is an ED nurse at our local hospital. What are you doing?
- Everywhere you turn you can find someone who needs you. Contact your local hospital to ask how you can help today!
Want to design your #WednesdayWisdom post to make it even more share-worthy? Check out these simple tips:
Here’s what you need to know:
- Serif tends to emote a serious, conservative tone.
- Sans Serif is fresh, easy to read and versatile.
- Script goes with just about any mood, message or visual.
Keep your message short and snappy.
Use this guide for the ideal lengths for postings by social media platform:
- Facebook: Less than 80 characters. (Let your images or graphics stand out!)
- Twitter: 70-100 characters.
- LinkedIn: 25 words of less for posts; 1,500-2,000 words for articles.
Give it the right color scheme.
When you accompany your message with a visual composition, choose the best color combinations.
- Neutral colors perform well on Instagram.
- Bright colors suggest creativity.
- Adding a white border to a photo or graphic gives it a lightness and airiness even when dark, bold, or bright colors are involved.
Balance words with graphics.
Too many images and you overwhelm the viewer with lines and color, too much text and you drown the message in the minutia.
Download ready-to-post, inspirational #WednesdayWisdom messages like the ones below to share on your social media pages on Wednesday and throughout National Hospital Week. Use the blank background templates to customize your own positive messages.