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50 Better Ways to Say “Have a Good Day”

Last Updated on February 14, 2021.

It’s easy to get into a habit of just going through the motions when you send your family out into the world for the day. Sometimes you probably even feel a sigh of relief when they are out the door. Stop going through the motions and use this amazing opportunity to improve the positive connection with your kids! Your life-long relationships are built on these tiny little loving moments. So here are better ways to say “Have a Good Day”! 

Bonus: Science tells us that one of the best ways to actually have a good day is to set the intention for the day up front. These positive send-offs will set your family on the right path to a positive day!

Quick & Easy

Here are super quick and easy ways to tell your loved ones to have a good day!

  • Peace Out
  • Don’t forget to flash a 2-finger peace sign.
  • G’day mate!
  • Bonus points if you say it in an australian accent.
  • Take it easy.
  • In your best “Eagles” voice.
  • Take care!
  • Use your chipper voice for this one.
  • Happy Day!
  • Feel free to sing this to the “Oh Happy Day” tune!
  • Go get it!
  • Say it with a little sass, like “Go get it girl!”
  • Be Well.
  • Short, sweet, and to the point!
  • So long!
  • I love hollering this one from a distance!

Funny

Send your loved ones off with a little bit of humor!

  • No wild parties while I’m gone, mister/sister!
  • This one’s great if you’re leaving your loved ones at home without you.
  • Don’t miss me too much.
  • My kids hate it when I use this one… but of course they miss me!
  • Try to survive without me.
  • My husband doesn’t appreciate this little jab. Of course they have always survived without me. 🙂 
  • Have an A+ Day!
  • I love this one for kids who have a big test or project!
  • Be Happy, It’s one day Closer to the weekend!
  • Sometimes this sendoff can improve sour moods.
  • I bid you a good day!
  • Use your best medieval accent on this one.
  • You’re going to rock the day!
  • I like to channel my inner Jack Black when I tell my kids to rock it.
  • Glad you got to see me!
  • This one is sure to inspire an eye roll.
  • Work your magic today!
  • A fun saying if your kids are expecting a difficult day.
Spice up your morning routine with these unique ways to say Have a Good Day! Use this opportunity to strengthen your family & relationships!
Spice up your morning routine with these unique ways to say Have a Good Day! Use this opportunity to strengthen your family & relationships!

Loving

Express your love with these positive phrases before they venture out into the world.

  • Enjoy your day, love!
  • My kids enjoy when I refer to them as “love”. They sometimes even respond with amor (love in Spanish).
  • Have a happy day.
  • I think the word “happy” is a great substitute for “good”.
  • Today is going to be a great day for you. I can feel it!
  • Putting positive vibes into the universe is always a good thing.
  • Promise me you’ll have a great time!
  • Give your kids an excuse to let loose! 
  • Wish you a productive day!
  • Remind your kids to make progress today. 
  • Have a lucky day!
  • Sometimes you can make your own luck with a little positivity.
  • Have yourself a good one!
  • This one reminds me of my grandparents. It’s a popular, old saying!
  • Have a blessed day.
  • Another great substitute for “good” is “blessed”.
  • Shine bright today!
  • Your kids will feel good when you remind them that they are the light of your life.
  • Have a delightful day!
  • Using words that you don’t normally use, like “delightful”, will get your kids attention.
  • Go live your best life!
  • This will encourage your loved ones to find things that they really enjoy.

Disney Inspired

We love Disney in our house. Put a little Disney magic in the air with these Disney-Inspired phrases.

  • Have the best day ever!
  • From Rapunzel (Tangled)
  • Venture outside your comfort zone today! 
  • From Rapunzel (Tangled)
  • Don’t just fly today… soar!
  • From Dumbo
  • Make sure today has an element of fun! 
  • From Mary Poppins
  • Today is a good day to try your best! 
  • From The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Control your destiny today! 
  • From Merida (Brave)
  • Listen with your heart today. 
  • From Pocahontas
  • You are braver than you believe! 
  • From Winnie the Pooh
  • Remember, giving up is for rookies! 
  • From Hercules
  • Adventure is out there! 
  • From Up
  • Have courage, and be kind today! 
  • From Cinderella
  • Remember, even miracles take time! 
  • From Cinderella
  • Hakuna Matata 
  • From Lion King

Non-English

Send off your kids in a different language! Learning these common phrases may even help your family if they ever decide to travel to foreign country!

  • Hasta luego!
  • See you later in Spanish
  • Ciao!
  • See you later in Italian
  • Asalam walekum
  • Arabic for peace be upon you.
  • Buongiorno
  • Italian for greating for any occasion.
  • Bonne journée
  • Greeting in French
  • Guten tag
  • Greeting in German
  • Bom dia!
  • Greeting in Portuguese
  • Aloha
  • Good bye and Hello in Hawaiian

  • A hui hou
  • Until we meet again in Hawaiian

Do you have a special way to say “Have a good day!” with your family? I’d love to hear any special sayings or traditions you have. Share them in the comments.

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