If life's about the journey, does it matter how many bathroom breaks you take along the way?

Love is one of those rare things in life that you can buy never get or give too much of…three words that, used often, will win friends and influence people gain exponential power and potency over time.

With this thought in mind, the Challenge for Days Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, and Twelve is to say “I Love You”. Because it’s late I want to focus on my family, I did a little too much fa-la-la-la-laing this weekend I need to get through my daily affirmations, and Gemini are known to be non-commital creative, I’m only writing one post upping the ante and asking you to say “I love you” this week in five different ways.

Monday – Obvious: husband, child, brother, grandma. This is the “duh” special kind of love that we all take for granted should pay more attention to than we realize. It’s the love we trash when we’re in a bad mood assume will always be there, and is the most expensive painful when it’s taken away.

Tuesday – Unexpected: This category is often dominated by, but not limited to, your mother-in-law someone you have a hard time communicating with. Today is a day to just tell her how you really feel about her cooking get over it and say what you’ve wanted to all along: “he loves me more” “I love you.”

Wednesday – Overdue: This one acts just like it sounds. Stop throwing away money at the track procrastinating and dipping into your kids’ 529s, making excuses. Pick up the phone, call someone you haven’t spoken with in a while and say “can I borrow some money?” “I love you.”

Thursday – Unrelated: someone you aren’t connected to through years and years of extortion by blood.

Friday – Anonymous: someone you tend to stalk don’t know. I have a simple vision of some duct tape, an x-acto knife, and Depends a piece of paper, a Sharpie, and a car windshield. All you have to do is say is “don’t move or you’ll lose a bicuspid” “somebody loves you,” then run for your life, start the weekend with a smile, you’ve just gotten away with murder completed five incredible acts of kindness.


I, Gemini Girl, have interrupted my non-existent programming to bring you the 25 Days of Giving Challenge. Please join me in my quest, over the next 25 days, to make people happy. I’ll share stories of giving escapades that will be sure to wow, delight, or at least not annoy anyone who chooses to participate. Each Day of Giving will be conveniently brought to you via email if you follow this blog. And if you’re already a follower? Pass it onto your friends. If we work together we can change the world, or at least dramatically improve my hit ratio.

12 thoughts on “25 Days of Giving: A Week of Saying I Love You

  1. stellacastro says:

    Those three little words never come easy for me… Maybe I swap the order and do Friday’s first – I think that one I can muster to do.
    Oh – and i have to pick up the phone? Does emailing or texting count? 🙂

    1. Of course you can email or text, Stella. As my race frontrunner you can do anything you want at this point. Keep in mind though, that picking up the phone allows for a longer, deeper, more meaningful “I love you”, so if you want to avoid that, then yeah, texting is perfect. =)

      Love you!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Tuesday will be hard…really hard. 🙂

    1. It doesn’t HAVE to be your mother-in-law. Just a suggestion. =)

  3. Suzette says:

    Ok.. Monday , Tuesday easy…. Wed on a bit more of a challenge…. Although I do love my mailman…

    1. You can do it Suzette!

  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    Hmm, except for my immediate family, this one is tricky for an introvert. I’ll admit straight up I won’t succeed in this one. But I’ll do kind acts for them (like I try to do anyway). I hope that counts. Whew, you’re starting to make me sweat a little, Stacy. Next you’ll be telling me to hug everybody. 😉

    1. Wait. Carrie Rubin admitting she can’t succeed? I don’t believe it for a minute.

      Thank you for taking the time to read, comment, and share the love. =)

      1. Carrie Rubin says:

        I always know my limitations. 🙂

  5. daniheart21 says:

    This is not something I do lightly. Of course the immediate family I tell all the time. All of our parents have passed on so no mother in law…strangers… hmmm okay will have to think hard about that one. 🙂

    1. You can do it Dani, and if you don’t, I know you give in a million different ways.

  6. aFrankAngle says:

    Because I don’t have your phone number to call …. and it not yet tomorrow … I’ll have to wait. 😉

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