So, what is Love ?

Nov 25, 2010, 4:32 AM |


Why do we allow ourselves to become so jaded as 'we grow up' ?
So much truth from these little folk !
Slow down for three minutes to read this
It is so worth it. 
Touching words from the mouths 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:

'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.' 
 - 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 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 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 image) 
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 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 neighbour, 
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