Sound Byte (maigrey) wrote,
Sound Byte

What does love mean?

[I got this from a friend of mine and wanted to share]

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
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
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
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 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. 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"

  • Tired.

    Being in the office at 8:30 am means getting up at 5 because I hate traffic and traffic starts at 6:30. Wah. But I did get more Caribou. YOMS.

  • Making orthodontia better

    + ...I have about 4 hours before I can't eat anything that isn't soft...

  • For Lori.

    I hate you pollen. HATE YOU.

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