Caring Resources for Tough Times

With everything going on in the world, what we really want to do is stay connected. If you’re looking for different ways to show you care, thinking about how you’ll celebrate a birthday or other special occasion, or just craving a little human connection, we’ve got you covered.

This post is part of our Caring and Creating during Tough Times series. We’ll update this page over time, so bookmark it and check back.

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Put more care in the world: 7 reasons to send a card

Sending a card is an easy, thoughtful, personal way to stay connected during these tough times. Here are seven ideas for connecting you need now.

How to be more caring: practical tips from thoughtful people

We asked some of our most thoughtful friends for advice on how to be more caring.

Why and how to show you care

It turns out humans are wired to care for each other. Find out more about why it’s so important.

Empathy quotes you'll love

Empathy quotes  

Save and share these quotes for reminders that we’re all in this life together and doing the best we can.

Comforting Words: What to Say and Do in Tough Times

Comforting words: what to say and do in tough times

The next time you’re struggling with how to help, try these comforting words and ways to show you care.

How to start a prayer chain

How to start a prayer chain

Learn what a prayer chain is and how to start one.

Words of Encouragement

Brighten a day with words of encouragement

Want to encourage someone, but don’t know where to begin? Follow these simple steps.

Words of Comfort for Serious Illness

Words of comfort for serious illness

Here’s a few things to consider as you look for the right words of comfort.

Grief Quote - Little by little, we let go of loss but never of love.

Comforting grief quotes

We hope these words of comfort can help ease feelings of heartache—for you or someone who needs them.

cards showering down onto umbrella like rain

How to organize a card shower

Bring friends and family together to make someone’s day with a card shower- an easy way to celebrate, encourage, comfort, or thank someone special.

Hand holding butterflies symbolizing Grief Support: How to Help Someone Who is Grieving Immediately after a Loss

Grief support: How to help someone who is grieving immediately after a loss

Follow these steps to help someone with their grief, know what to say on social media, and offer sympathy to someone immediately after a death.

What to write  

A card is the perfect way to connect, whether you’re across the hall, across the street or across the country. We’ve got tips on what to write. (Pssst: You can also use them in letters and even conversations.)

What to Write in an Encouragement Card

Encouragement messages: what to write in an encouragement card

Write the words or send the laugh that gets someone through a rough time.

Get well wishes: what to write in a get-well card

Get well wishes: what to write in a get-well card

Help finding comforting words for a case of the sniffles or a serious illness.

Friendship Messages: What to Write in a Friendship Card

Friendship messages: what to write in a friendship card

There’s no better time to remind someone how much they matter to you.

Thinking of You Messages: What to Write in a Thinking of You Card

Thinking of you messages: what to write in a thinking of you card

Ideas to help you reach out, check in and say you care.

Sympathy messages: what to write in a sympathy card

Sympathy messages: what to write in a sympathy card

Our words can’t take away the pain of losing a loved one, but they can help a grieving friend feel loved and supported.

Gratitude quote

Gratitude messages: what to write in an appreciation card

Sometimes it takes an interruption to daily life to remind us how much we count on the dedication of teachers, the expertise of nurses and doctors, or the dependability of mail carriers, just to name a few. These pros are absolutely worthy of our gratitude for doing what they do day in and day out. And we don’t have to wait for a special occasion to thank them.




Remember self-care  

Fill up your tank so you can care for others.

What is Self Care?

What is self-care?

Learn what self-care is and tips for practicing it.

Love yourself like you are loved. - Motivational Selfcare Quote

Self-care quotes – because you deserve them

A collection of quotes to inspire your self-care practice.

How to journal: 5 reasons, 3 ways, and 9+ styles

How to journal

Choose the approach that works for you with these tips.