Receiving encouragement and support is a blessing and can be life-changing.
Are you ready to say thank you to someone that encouraged or supported you in some way?
The messages below provide some example wording. If you plan to write a thank-you note, click here to see the five easy steps to writing a thank-you note. You may also email, send a text, or communicate your gratitude in another way.
To make your note or message better, include details specific to the encouragement that you received. If you have a lot to say, you may want to write a letter. To get started, complete this sentence: Thank you for encouraging or supporting me as…
If you are still stuck on the wording after reading the samples, remember that saying “thank you for the encouragement” is better than not saying anything all.
In some examples, the words support and encouragement can be swapped. Use the wording that best fits your situation. The messages are intended to inspire wording that sounds like it is coming from you.
Replace words in [brackets] with wording that is appropriate to your situation.
General support or encouragement
#1 Thank you for encouraging me to eat healthily. Better health is my goal, and with your support, I’ve been making more meals at home. I am feeling less tired after meals and have the energy to work throughout the afternoon.
#2 Thank you for all of your support in planning the fundraiser. Because of your involvement, we have completed the setup of work. We will be ready on the day of the event. I appreciate your dedication to dogs and cats.
#3 Losing weight is much harder than I expected. Thank you for supporting me and sending me encouraging text messages as I work towards my goal. Sometimes I feel like giving up, but knowing that you will be checking up on me, has helped me to stick with it.
#4 With your guidance and support, I’ve been able to save so much money! Thank you for sharing your wisdom with me when I reached out for money-saving tips. The half-hour you spent with me will have a long-lasting impact on my life.
#5 What a beautiful friendship we have formed since starting the walking group. I appreciate your support, as creating the new walking habit was challenging for me. I am glad I stuck with it as I have learned much for our chats while we walk.
#6 Thank you for the encouragement as I go back to college to finish up my degree. Being the oldest person in class has been easier than expected. I am enjoying learning and appreciate that you can help watch my kids while I am in class. They love spending extra time with you!
#7 As I work on my goal, I appreciate that you continue to have encouraging words for me despite that my goal is taking years longer to complete than anticipated. Please know your support has helped me not to give up. I will continue to be persistent and eventually will do what I set out to do.
#8 Thank you for your daily encouraging text message every morning. Your reminders are giving me the motivation to exercise every day.
#9 You are an excellent personal trainer. With your encouragement, I found the motivation to get started with short walks. And now, I am enjoying the weight training and stretching sessions that you lead me through.
#10 You are a great motivator! I’ve made so much progress with [goal] with your encouragement and support.
#11 Thank you for your encouragement and motivation. Your support as I work to [goal you are working on] has made the difference. I have finally stuck with the plan for six months. My family is very proud of my progress. My sister may be reaching out to you soon to see if you can help her as well.
#12 I am thankful that we met in the painting class. Thank you for encouraging me when I wanted to give up. As a beginner, my confidence was very low. Thanks to your kind words, I found the motivation not to give up.
Love and Support
#13 Thank you for all of your love, support, and encouragement over the years we’ve known each other. There have been many times where I’ve had the courage to take the next step after we have talked. My life is better with you in it, and I am most grateful for your love. [For a longer letter, write out an example of the action you took and the outcome].
#14 I am grateful for your love and support as I process the loss of [Person’s Name]. Your encouraging words have helped me to grieve. You are a wonderful friend.
#15 Thank you for always loving me! The support you have provided over the last few weeks has helped tremendously. I am thankful that you stuck with me and still love through the difficult times. We are stronger together.
#16 Thank you for the love and support over the years. No matter what, you have always been there for me and have been a great encouragement during my life. Also, I will be very grateful that you stuck with me during the difficult years. I love you know more than ever.
#17 You are a very compassionate person. I am grateful for how you have shown my family love and support after [Person’s name] funeral. Her passing was unexpected. The time you spent with us helping us through the grieving process will always be remembered.
Prayers and Support
#18 Thank you for your prayers and support as we go through this difficult time. We were taken by surprise when John passed away. We are thankful that you have been praying for us. Knowing that you are there for us whenever we need to talk is a comfort.
#19 I am thankful to have you as a prayer warrior in my life. You have been an excellent support to me during the past few months as I have struggled with finding my place in this world. I am grateful to you for being there for me.
#20 All the prayers and support you have sent my way are appreciated! I am grateful to have you in my life. Your words have encouraged me to read the Bible more and believe in myself. You are great at listening to all of my problems.
#21 Thank you for praying for me as I recover from this illness. Your support means the world to me. Taking the time to came and visit and pray with me last weekend was a blessing. I am happy to say that I am feeling better.
#22 Thank you for praying about [what you prayed about] with me. I felt my joy increase after we prayed and was able to let go and not worry so much. Your support is greatly appreciated.
#23 I appreciate your prayers and support. Thank you for being there to lift me up and provide guidance when I needed it. I am feeling more confident in myself every day with prayer.