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100 “Good Morning” Messages That Will Wake Them Up with a Smile

Updated: Jul. 27, 2023

Looking for the perfect way to make someone's day brighter? From funny to heartwarming to supportive, these "good morning" messages will do the trick.

Good morning message: You are the sunshine of my life! Hoping you are having a great morning.
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“Good morning” messages make anyone’s day better

They say there are two kinds of morning people:

  • Group 1: People who love mornings and want to share their joy with the world.
  • Group 2: People who want to smother anyone in Group 1 with a pillow.

Regardless of which group you’re in, sending “good morning” messages is an easy way to feel happier when you’re starting your day. It’s also a lovely way to help your significant other, kids and friends wake up with a smile—especially if mornings aren’t their favorite time of day.

Not sure what to write in a “good morning” message? There aren’t really any etiquette rules for these messages—they can be sweet little nothings, “good morning” quotes, or funny quips. It really depends on your relationship, the mood you’re in and the mood you want them to be in.

Thoughtful or funny, sweet or supportive, we’ve got the perfectly crafted words for sending just the right “good morning” message to everyone in your life, from your sweetheart to your best bud. Some of these can also be said directly to your nearest and dearest, as opposed to texted, and their inevitable smile will make you smile too.

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“Good morning” messages for her

  1. Hope your morning is as bright and beautiful as you are.
  2. You were the first person I thought of when I woke up, and it made me smile. Just wanted to let you know how much I love you.

  3. Good morning, my sweet sunshine!

  4. I hope your morning is a good one. Mine is already perfect because you’re here!

  5. I can’t believe how lucky I am to be the person who gets to tell you “good morning” every day.

  6. Good morning! T minus 16 hours until we can go back to bed.

  7. Are you awake yet? Because I can’t wait to call and hear your voice!

  8. Dang, girl—they don’t call it “beauty sleep” for nothing! You just wake up this gorgeous?

  9. Did you see the sunrise? It was almost as beautiful as you are.

  10. You’re the reason I wake up smiling every day.

  11. Every morning, I wake up wanting to be a better person for you.

  12. Morning, my darling!

  13. Everyone should get to experience a sunrise with you.

  14. Ah, you’re finally awake, my sleeping beauty!
  15. Morning, love! Don’t get out of bed until I come back with your coffee.

  16. You are my morning star. Thank you for making every morning brighter.

  17. I always want the first text you see each day to be from me, reminding you of how much I love you. Did I win?

  18. Good morning, angel. I hope you dreamed the sweetest dreams.

  19. For me, the sun only rises when you smile in the morning and sets when you close your eyes at night.

  20. It’s morning! I’m here to cover you with kisses until you wake up! Take your time!

Don’t forget to send birthday wishes—and the perfect birthday gift—on her special day!

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“Good morning” messages for him

  1. Hey, handsome—good morning!

  2. You know what’s better than staying in bed and cuddling with you in the morning? Nothing. Literally nothing.

  3. Mornings are so much better with you. I love you.

  4. I love your morning hugs more than I love my morning coffee. And that’s saying a lot.

  5. I get to wake up to my best friend every morning. What could be a better morning than that?

  6. Woke up this morning with a smile, thinking of you and how grateful I am that you are in my life.

  7. Hope your day is as awesome as you are.

  8. Woke up excited for the day because I get to see you later and feel your strong arms around me.

  9. Waking up next to you is my favorite way to wake up.

  10. Morning, stud!

  11. Any morning can be good, but mine is great because you’re here.

  12. Wake up, sleepy head! It’s another beautiful day, and I can’t wait to spend it with you.

  13. Did you watch the sunrise too? I love knowing that we’re watching it together, even when we’re apart.

  14. Good morning, my past, my future, my everything.

  15. I love you at night, but I love you more in the morning—because you’re not snoring.

  16. Wake up so I can tell you all about the things we did in my dreams last night.

  17. My best mornings are the ones with you in them. Thanks for making today one of those best days!

  18. Counting my blessings this morning, and you are at the top of my list.

  19. Morning! I dreamed about you all night. Looking forward to seeing you soon in my daydreams.

  20. Wake up! Today’s a new adventure, and we get to live it together.

If your loved one is struggling with a health problem that makes getting up in the morning difficult, add on one of these “get well” wishes.

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“Good morning” messages for friends

  1. The only good thing about Monday mornings is that I get to see you—so it’s a good morning after all!

  2. Wake up, bae—time to slay!

  3. A wise man once said that if you lose an hour in the morning, you’ll spend all day looking for it. So that’s what I’m doing today. Hope your morning is going more smoothly than mine!

  4. “Sorry you’re sleepy, but mornings are my favorite!” —Elf

  5. Hope your morning is off to a great start!

  6. Mornings can be tough, but you’re tougher.

  7. Woke up feeling inspired by you and our talk yesterday. Thank you!

  8. So excited for you today! You’re going to do great in your big meeting this morning!

  9. Just your morning reminder that you are one of the smartest, funniest, coolest people I know.

  10. Morning, bestie!

  11. Hoping my best friend has the best morning today!

  12. Today is your day, and this morning is just the beautiful start of it!

  13. Each day is a new day, and the dawn is the do-over. Yesterday was tough—today will be better.

  14. Good morning from me and my epic bedhead. (Editor’s note: Don’t forget to attach a pic!)

  15. Morning, friend! Let’s make today great … or at least better than last night!

  16. Just wanted to let you know I’m thinking about you this morning.

  17. Every new day is a gift, and every morning a miracle.

  18. I’m not normally a morning person, but I am when I’m with you!

  19. Good morning! I hope you can hear me cheering you on today from afar!

  20. May your morning be as awesome as you are.

  21. May both your morning and your butter be smooth … and your toes and your toast be warm.

These funny friendship quotes will also provide the perfect pick-me-up in the morning—and any other time of day.

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“Good morning” messages for family

  1. Good morning! Feeling so blessed to be connected with you, both by blood and by choice.

  2. Attention, family: Today’s “good morning” is brought to you by My Coffee!

  3. You are the sunshine of my life! Hoping you are having a great morning.

  4. Wishing you a peaceful and productive morning today.

  5. The sunshine always reminds me of you and how much light you bring into my life.

  6. Wanted to send you a little morning reminder that you are strong and brave and you got this!

  7. Today is a new day. Go forth and conquer!

  8. Good morning to some of my favorite people in the whole wide world.

  9. Just your morning reminder how much your mama loves you and is proud of you.

  10. Here’s a (virtual) good morning hug! Hope your day is a good one.

  11. It’s always darkest before the dawn, but the dawn is now here. Here’s hoping today is better.

  12. Wake up and take a look outside! It’s a beautiful day already!

  13. The best thing about mornings is that they only come one day at a time. Here’s to a good one!

  14. Good morning! I hope you don’t have a nice day—I hope you have the NICEST day.

  15. Wake up, wake up, little buttercup!

  16. I think of you guys every morning and remember why I do what I do so I can be with those I love.

  17. You woke me up at the crack of dawn every day when you were a baby, so now it’s my turn. MORNING!

  18. Every day I get to wake up with my loved ones in my life is a great day.

  19. Your morning is already off to a great start—thanks to me and this text!

  20. I can’t think of a better way to start my day than thinking of you. Good morning!

  21. This morning, may you feel all my love, concern, protection and care for you.

Gratitude, in the form of thank-you messages, is another fantastic way to show your love.

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Funny “good morning” messages

  1. I love everything about mornings … except the time of day they happen.

  2. Good morning … if you say so.

  3. Seize the day. Or sneeze the day. Either way, bless you.

  4. Going back to bed now—I just looked in the mirror, and my beauty sleep hasn’t kicked in yet.

  5. Top o’ the morning to ya! (You read that in an Irish accent in your head, didn’t you, you leprechaun!)

  6. It is the morning.

  7. Mood gorning. Whatever. It’s too early.

  8. Go back to bed—today’s not worth it. That’s still an option, right?

  9. Good morning. Has the stress kicked in yet?

  10. Look alive, soldier!

  11. So my body’s awake. Hopefully my mind will follow suit soon.

  12. You. Up. Now. (You’re welcome.)

  13. Ugh, here we go again—er, I mean good morning.

  14. WE RIDE AT DAWN! So yeah, it’s dawn. Let’s do it. You know, the thing. We really should have planned this better.

  15. Good morning. OK, so it’s 11:45 a.m. It’s still technically morning!

  16. Look, when I said I was a morning person, I meant more like brunch, not business in Bangkok.

  17. Just think: Every morning we wake up a little older and a little wiser! OK, maybe just older.

  18. I’m just gonna say “Morning,” because if it was a good morning, it would be two hours later and on a Sunday.

Next, check out these “thinking of you” messages that will make anyone smile.