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What is love - wonderful!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it.

Touching words from the mouths of babes. Some of these you may have seen before but they are all priceless!!!

What does 'Love' mean?

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds,

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

'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 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

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.'

age 6

'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.'

Terri - age 4

'Love is when my mummy 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 Mummy and Daddy are like that They look gross when they kiss'

Emily - age 8

'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

(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day.'

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

'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

'My mummy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.'

Clare - age 6

'Love is when Mummy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'

Elaine-age 5

'Love is when Mummy 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


Karen - age 7

'Love is when Mummy 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.

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbour 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'

When there is nothing left, that is when you find out that love is all you need. emoticon

emoticonMary Anne

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LITTLEWIND53 8/9/2012 9:51AM

    So wise beyond their years.....

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0309COOKIE 7/6/2012 3:20PM

    Aaaawww, how cute.

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SENATOR9 7/6/2012 8:18AM

    emoticon emoticon

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PYNETREE 7/6/2012 8:04AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing Love!

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NORASPAT 7/5/2012 11:52PM

    Thanks Mary Anne that was lovely and The Lady Mary reminded me of that special Beatles song Thanks The lady Mary
(((HUGS)) Pat in Maine emoticon

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WOWEETOO 7/5/2012 7:57PM

    and the beatles did such a great job on that song for sure
the lady mary emoticon

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CATLADY52 7/5/2012 6:06PM

    All are wonderful. Thank you. emoticon

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PHEBESS 7/5/2012 1:31PM

    Love is when there are four brownies, and you only eat one and give your husband the other three.

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LINDAKAY228 7/5/2012 11:27AM

    So priceless! Thanks for sharing!

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PEGGYO 7/5/2012 10:38AM

    brought tears to my eyes

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COPEMA 7/5/2012 9:52AM

    Wow! I guess this teaches us that we should never underestimate the opinion of a child! That last one always gets to me -- that and the one about the old man painting his wife's toenails. Good stuff! Thanks Mary Anne!
Glad you're back home!


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NAPLESNANCY 7/5/2012 9:51AM

    Beautiful! Thanks for posting.

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ILOVEROSES 7/5/2012 9:19AM

    Lovely, Mary Anne. Thanks for sharing!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/5/2012 9:15AM

    thanks mary anne knew most of them.loved the first and the last best.take care my love and keep smiling. emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 7/5/2012 9:11AM

    Absolutely wonderful - thanks for sharing!

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