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Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Ways to Show Someone You Love Them

Hosted by Long and Short Reviews.

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There are so many different ways to show someone you love them!

Here are a a few of my personal favourites. All of them are assuming that the person in question actually enjoys these things, so do tweak them as needed if, say, the people in your life prefer going to a basketball game to taking a hike or would be embarrassed if you praised them in front of other people!


  • Stop and truly listen to what they’re saying.
  • Cook or bake something you know they love.
  • Fix their broken cell phone (or leaky faucet, or squeaky door, or anything else you might know how to fix).
  • Change the oil in their vehicle for them.
  • Take them on a nature walk and picnic.
  • Compliment them on something you generally don’t think to mention.
  • Give them a big, warm hug.
  • Send them a funny Internet meme, article, or video about a topic they love.
  • Surprise them with a few uninterrupted hours of your time, and let them decide how you’ll spend those hours together.
  • Tell a heartwarming story about something wonderful they said or did.
  • Invite them out for coffee and a donut.

As an added bonus, most of these ideas are either very inexpensive or won’t cost you a single penny.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes About Crushes

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The original theme for this was was “Fictional Crushes.” Since I’ve never developed a crush on a fictional character, I tweaked it a little to be quotes on the topic of crushes instead.


“It’s just that I don’t want to be somebody’s crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don’t want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


“It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone… but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.”
Kahlil Gibran


“Do you know what it’s like to like someone so much you can’t stand it and know that they’ll never feel the same way?”
Jenny Han, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before


“Luke used to give me butterflies. Noah spawned mutant pterodactyls.”
Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits


“It’s like I’m thirteen again and he’s my crush. All I’m aware of in this entire roomful of people is him. Where he is, what he’s doing, who he’s talking to.”
Sophie Kinsella, Remember Me?



“She definitely has a crush on you. It’s about the size of Jupiter.”
Marissa Meyer, Winter


“You’re falling now. You’re swimming. This is not
harmless. You are not
Richard Siken, Crush


“I wondered if this was the way old crushes died, with a whimper, slowly, and then, just like that—gone.”
Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty


“I don’t entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. It just seems like the most impossible odds. You have to have a crush on the exact right person at the exact right moment. And they have to like you back. A perfect alignment of feelings and circumstances. It’s almost unfathomable that it happens as often as it does.”
Becky Albertalli, The Upside of Unrequited


“She blushed and so did he. She greeted him in a faltering voice, and he spoke to her without knowing what he was saying.”
Candide, Candide


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Overthinking Chicken or the Egg

Chicken or the Egg from KIMWU on Vimeo.

This is a ridiculously cute short film about a pig who falls in love with a chicken. Eggs used to be his favourite food, but he stops eating them for her sake.

The temptation to cave in is always with him, though. As much as he loves her, he really misses those eggs and he’d eat them in a second if he thought he could get away with it.

What I found really interesting about this film is that Mr. Pig never talks to her about any of this. He assumes he knows how she feels and what she thinks, and he bases all of his decisions about their life together on these assumptions.

I have mixed emotions about this piece.

1) It’s sad to see the pig give up something that gave him so much happiness. Will he wake up 20 years from now with regrets, or is his self-denial a positive thing?

2) I wonder what Ms. chicken would have said if Mr. Pig had asked her what she thought of  eating eggs? They were almost certainly unfertilized, so it wasn’t as if Mr. Pig was eating chicken embryos.

3) And eggs are suddenly quite unappetizing. 😉

What do you think?


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Every Day is Valentine’s Day

BigPinkHeartConfession: I’ve never celebrated a traditional Valentine’s Day. Drew and I have been together eight years without once giving or receiving boxes of chocolates or bouquets.

If he ever sent me a sappy card I’d wonder what secret code was hidden behind the mushiness. Rather than cooing over the sentimental message I’d see how quickly I could figure out what Drew was really saying.

Yet we express our love for one another every day. Sometimes we even use words.

Last week I was on antibiotics. He texted me every afternoon to remind me to take them and to see how I was feeling. Before the medicine kicked in he woke up every time I had a bad coughing fit during the night.  Life wasn’t ok until I went back to sleep.

A few years ago I started steaming green beans for dinner in an effort to eat a healthier diet. Drew quickly learned that he loved green beans that were properly cooked and seasoned, and it just so happened that there were always enough beans for two on my plate. As his appetite grew so did the servings. 😉

We don’t celebrate February 14 because every day is Valentine’s Day. Love isn’t affection, romance, or sex (although those things are wonderful!), it’s the thousands of tiny decisions you make that show the person you’ve chosen that they matter.

By all means, go out to dinner or buy a fuzzy, pink stuffed animal if your significant other likes that sort of thing. Just remember that how you treat them the rest of the year sets the tone for your relationship.

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