Get Well Cards Can Brighten Someone’s Day

by Henry L. on April 6, 2011

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While I wouldn’t call myself clumsy, I am probably not the most stable person out there.  A couple of sprained ankles and wrists and a hospital visit here or there can attest to that.  Luckily, I have never had an injury that I couldn’t laugh about after a few days.  This was the case, at least, until last winter.  Let me back track a bit here to set the scenario for what actually happened.  After a few months of being out of work, I finally found myself a great job at a great company.  I was so happy and things really could not be any better.  Then came the ice storm only one month into my new job.  You have to understand that a small patch of ice to someone like me is a recipe for disaster, so when the whole ground was covered by ice, I knew I was in trouble.  I couldn’t stay home, though.  I was only at my job for two weeks and I couldn’t miss a day so soon, especially when the roads looked clear.  I walked slowly down my steps, holding onto the railing for dear life and could you believe it, I actually made it safely to the bottom.  I think this is where my confidence got a little high because on my third step away from the steps, I found myself in the air, horizontal, and falling fast.  The next thing I knew, I was in the hospital with a cast on my right arm.  A few days passed and my work said it was fine and to take my time feeling better, but I couldn’t help being nervous about missing so many days so soon into my new job.  All my fears subsided, however, when I received a packet of get well cards from everyone at my company.  Just knowing that they cared and didn’t forget about the new employee meant the world to me.

I spent a good hour reading through all the messages in my get well cards.  Nothing could have brightened my day any more than this.  People I didn’t even know yet at the company were wishing me well.  The card really gave me the strength to get through the next few days and until I was able to return to work.  The first thing I did when I got back was let everyone know how the company get well cards helped to get me through my injury.   They meant more to me than they could ever understand.

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Bobby G. April 7, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I broke my leg skiing this winter and I was so bummed out. Then I started getting some get well cards – lots of them funny but some really nice. It did actually help me get through.

Missy April 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm

sounds like you work with a lot of great people! I remember when my grandmother was having some health problems, get well cards from friends and family really did brighten her day too!

Kailan July 24, 2011 at 12:49 am

You couldn’t pay me to igonre these posts!

Patsie M September 17, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Recently, a good friend has been diagnosed with lung cancer, and this dreadful news has been devastating to our community friends. In searching for get well cards, I always want to find one that suits a friend’s medical issue. Some cards are directed toward those recovering from operations, others are for illnesses that person will recover from, but it is difficult to find get well cards that brighten a person’s day along with a notation of Get Well. So far, I have sent two Gallery Collection get well cards to my friend and wrote a personal note to him and one to him and his caregiving wife. His wife called to thank me and said how loving and personal my card was. It was nice to know that I not only brightened his day but his wife’s (his caregiver) day as well.

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