I was talking to my boyfriend over the phone [mushy lover alert]: “Do you know how much I love you? Imagine a line from my house to your house: that much. Well, perhaps that is still not awfully far, considering I can get to your house by bike in a few minutes, but at least it is a lot longer than the wingspan of my arms. Okay, let me rephrase: I love you that much and a whole lot more”.

My boyfriend has been a huge help to me this week, while I have been stressing out over practical issues like getting a huge fountain prototype to work (more on that later). I feel very grateful for my boyfriend, this week even more than normal. So after this particular phone conversation I was pondering about ways to show him how much I care about him. And then the idea struck me: I would draw a line from my house to his. Using chalk.

And so I did.

I don’t necessarily want to tell you about how much I love my boyfriend (which I do, very much indeed). This whole story has been an illustration of something else, something I like to call ‘creative communication’.

There are a thousand ways to show people you love them. You could help them, give them a big hug, tell them they’re awesome. You can send a text, message, letter or e-mail saying ‘I love you’. These all are great things. But why not use other, less common creative ways to do so as well? There are no boundaries. Not every day perhaps, just every now and then. I realise these ways often take a lot more effort. I have sore muscles to prove that. Creative ways aren’t necessarily better, perhaps just more fun. I think that if it is an idea that makes you slightly uncomfortable, constantly makes you think ‘this is crazy’, yet somehow gives you a twinkle in your eye; then it is probably a good idea.

Don’t limit yourself. There are enough others who will do that for you. You shouldn’t join the limiting crowd, especially not if it concerns your actions. You can be a bright shining star, if only you choose to be one. You can do anything you want, and choose any form of crazy yet awesome communication to show the people around you that you care. Forget about partners. There are so many others to consider as well: family members, friends, a neighbor. I personally love to show random strangers that I care about them as well. There are enough people to show some love. The real question is: are you willing to make the effort and do you have the courage?

[I love you from here to my house, and then even further]

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    Alex and Arthur

    June 7, 2013 at 19:30

    That is incredibly adorable and a fantastic idea.

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    Laura Beth @ perchedonawhim

    June 8, 2013 at 11:25

    “Are you willing to make the effort and do you have the courage?” Beautiful and true. This entry is inspiring, and I’m curious to see what I dream up within the next week to show my love for others. Thanks, Marielle!

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      Magical Day Dream

      June 18, 2013 at 21:38

      Sounds great! I really do believe that it comes down to that quote in the end :)

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    Laura

    June 8, 2013 at 13:04

    What a sweet idea :)

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    marietta

    June 8, 2013 at 13:47

    BEAUTIFULL! I really like and embrace the way you are thinking! ♥♥♥ your boyfriend is pretty lucky!

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      Magical Day Dream

      June 18, 2013 at 21:40

      True ;) But I have to admit that I also feel pretty lucky with him. (hence the line)

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    Helen

    June 8, 2013 at 22:37

    This is so lovely
    Recently I’ve been trying to show my friends I love them by sending them post and making it as exciting as possible by decorating the envelopes and using fun stickers, I’ve really enjoyed doing it and I think it has been appreciated
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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      Magical Day Dream

      June 18, 2013 at 21:40

      I love that! Personal post is the best! It doesn’t happen that often anymore, but I love the look and feel of ‘real mail’

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    Brandi

    June 10, 2013 at 04:56

    I love this. Such a sweet sentiment.

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    Little Ruth

    June 16, 2013 at 21:10

    What an amazing idea!I would definitely follow that line to see where it would end if I had seen it on the street :)

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      Magical Day Dream

      June 18, 2013 at 21:41

      Haha cool. Most people didn’t dare to ask what I was doing (but looked quite curious). A few did come up to me though and I explained the story.. :)

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    Kezzie

    July 5, 2016 at 22:09

    Ha, this is so cute!!! My blog penpal Katie and I frequently try to find interesting ways to communicate with each other. I got a gold paper plate and embossed it like a coin to say, “From the bank of penpals” with an illustration of a pen and envelope. Another time, she bought an A3 sheet of beautiful geometric wrapping paper and wrote her entire letter filling it! It is great fun getting post from each other!

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      magicaldaydream

      July 5, 2016 at 22:35

      How fun! And what great examples of creative communication! I love pulling stuff like that, but it’s even better if you find friends who respons in a similar matter: it makes everything 10 times as cool. Love the creativity of these ideas! :)

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