I have a little book on my bookshelf called 10,000 Ways to Say I Love You. Wait; what's wrong with a simple "I love you?" Who the heck needs 10,000 ways, you may well ask.
Sometimes--well, a lot of times--in our writing, the simple "I love you" can't be spoken for one reason or another. That's where this book comes in. It's a great source of inspiration. The author, Gregory J.P. Godek, lists as number one "Honor your partner's individuality." Number 10,000 is "Live happily ever after."
And between those two are 9,998 other ideas. Granted, some take a bit of imagination to work (8,552: "Create two cartoon characters based on the two of you"); others aren't individual ideas at all (Number 4,305 is "Take a Romantic Cruise" and the following 27 entries are the Web sites for various cruise lines).
Still, even a few thousand ways to say I love you stirs the creativity. Interested? Give me a number, and I'll look it up.