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What is Love?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

What Love means to a 4-8 year old...

Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it. Touching words from the
mouth of babes..

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:

'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 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 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

'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 mommy loves me more than anybody You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.' Clare - 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:

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'

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


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAJUNBUCKEYE59 3/18/2013 6:52AM

    Those were awesome.....puts me on memory lane when the boys were that age again...

Thanks for sharing.. emoticon emoticon

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JBELICIOUS5 3/17/2013 6:11PM

    So sweet!

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GAYLE-G-63 3/17/2013 4:07PM

    Beautiful and very touching. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/17/2013 10:44AM

    Awwwwww, sweet and out of the mouth of babes, even sweeter!

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GODS_TEMPLE 3/17/2013 2:18AM

    I love things like this that make me cry. Children are so wise! We need to listen to them more often.

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ARTJAC 3/17/2013 1:39AM


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LITTLEWIND53 3/17/2013 1:18AM

    To help someone else cry when they are sad. What a little sweetheart.

But I love all the answers. How precious!

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BRENDA_G50 3/16/2013 11:50PM

    The thing that makes children so special is that they are so open and honest and it comes from their hearts. Loved all of these. Thanks for posting this as a reminder. emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 3/16/2013 11:28PM

    emoticon to each of the little ones

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 3/16/2013 11:20PM

    emoticon This is really wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.

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JULIERAE41 3/16/2013 8:48PM

    Kids are awesome. I signed up to help with the easter service. looking forward to it.

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JENAE954 3/16/2013 8:27PM

  emoticon and heartwarming.
If I want an honest answer I ask a child.
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NILLAPEPSI 3/16/2013 8:25PM

    Such sweet answers. emoticon for sharing.

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CHACHAOREO 3/16/2013 8:01PM


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FISHINGLADY66 3/16/2013 7:38PM

    Straight from the emoticon Love the last words of wisdom.

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IAMWINNING 3/16/2013 7:25PM

    The kids were both cute and insightful. I really like your last statement. God bless you.

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MOVEITMARY 3/16/2013 6:56PM


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    emoticon emoticon

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LESLIE2561 3/16/2013 6:15PM

    A child's innocence is so refreshing.

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BESCATS 3/16/2013 6:12PM

    Those were priceless !! The last one definitely deserved the prize.

Having dogs, I also love the one with the puppy licking your face no matter how long you have left him. I know that is really true !!

Thank you for sharing these. Made me laugh & cry at he same time.

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IDLETYME 3/16/2013 6:04PM

    Those are just beautiful! Kids are so much smarter than we give them credit for being.

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