Wednesday, January 30, 2008

What does Love mean?

Touching words from the mouth of babes.
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?"
The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."

Terri - age 4
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"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
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"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 8
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"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."

Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)
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"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,"
Nikka - age 6
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"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday."

Noelle - age 7
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"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
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"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.
He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore."

Cindy - age 8
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"My mommy loves me more than anybody
You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night."

Clare - age 6
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"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken."

Elaine-age 5
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"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford."

Chris - age 7
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"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."

Mary Ann - age 4
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"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
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"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." Karen - age 7
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"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross."

Mark - age 6
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"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
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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.


The 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"
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When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need

17 comments:

Honeywell said...

1SSSSSSSSSSSST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HAHA!
I love the first one, its soooo cute..... he paints her nails, and they both have arthritis..... Ok let me finish reading... I'll be back.....

Honeywell said...

The final story, about the boy that sat in the guy's lap, almost made me cry for some reason....

I love rebecca's, bobby's, nikka's and mark's comments best.... Children, contrary to what people think, are one of the wisest people on earth....

Allied said...

Love is God and God is love. he is all you need.

Ugo Daniels said...

interestingly nice...so true

Anonymous said...

this right here is the sweetest thing in the world...i cried: When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."

lindwee said...

Amen!

The love of God is unconditional
The love of life is additional
The love for money is occasional

Jaycee said...

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

Awww I loved this one...

Oracle said...

Did kids really say that?
That really deeper than what a kid would say.

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


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


I love those two

Onome said...

i just realised i dint stop by to thank you for coming over did i?? forgetful me..thanks for stopping by chic..nice blog, nice music too:)

Afrobabe said...

This brings goose bumps to the body girl....I just helped him cry...now I am cold all over....

James Tubman said...

love is all about growth

if you truly love someone you are gonna do what you can to make sure that the person develops appropriately

this is why people shouldn't use the word if they don't mean it

Naija Vixen said...

awwwww how cute

Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.

lol

La Reine said...

Children are little fountains of wisdom, before life and age drains that sparkle from our eyes.

-If you've ever watched Kids Say The Darndest Things you've gotten a dose of this blog and more.

I love kids, so damn cute!

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Waffarian said...

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

Why do I feel like that child was Nigerian?

Sherri said...

kids are just lovely!
simple yet profound..

lol@waffarian

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