Saturday, August 26, 2006

What is Love?

What does Love mean?

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?"

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca age 8 

 "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy age 4

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go  out and smell each other." Karl age 5

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs." Chrissy age 6


"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."  Terri age 4

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK." Danny - age 7


"Love  is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss" Emily age 9


"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate," Nikka - age 6

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday." Noelle - age 7

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well." Tommy - age 6

"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken." Elaine age 5

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford." Chris age 7

 "Love  is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day." Mary Ann - age 4

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones." Lauren - age 4

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." (what an image) Karen - age 7

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross." Mark - age 6

"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget." Jessica - age 8

And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge.

The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.

he winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing I just helped him cry"

5 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

OMG! These kids KNOW what love is all about!
Hugs, Sugar

chat2missie said...

Thanks for always visiting my journal.  I wanted to tell you that I have the same problem with my foot!!  I went a year limping around before I went to the orthopedist.  Went thru months of physical therapy, spent hundreds on orthotics for my shoes and here I am, another year later and still limping and in pain.  They say mine was caused by walking on a broken heal, over compensating which caused this problem.  It's worse than the broken heal!  Take care.
Missie

lurkynat said...

how sweet! thanks Deborah!
nat

xomywayox said...

Oh wow, that really touches you deep. Ty 4 sharing

Brenda

helmswondermom said...

Oh my!  These are incredible!  Where did you find these?
Lori