Being a good friend is less about having the right answers and more about just being there to listen. Whether your bestie is having trouble at work, is going through a breakup, or is pissed at their mom for throwing away their old pair of tie-dye Hard Tail yoga pants with holes in the crotch, knowing some funny things to text your friend when they’re having a bad day can help you give support, even over the phone.
"When someone we love is sad, it can be tempting to take it upon ourselves to try and figure out all the ways that we can help alleviate it," Shula Melamed, MA, MPH, relationship and well-being coach, tells Bustle. "This can be particularly tough for folks who have more of a tendency toward codependence."
If you want to fix all your friends’ problems, you may rush to solutions when you hear they’re having a bad day. While your friend may want your help, sometimes offering some light-hearted words can make them feel better in the moment. If you’re looking to brighten a friend’s day, here are 17 funny texts to send.