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What Is Love?

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This one might put a knot in your throat, even if you have read it before...

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."
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."
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"

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Years ago (when I was like 16ish) I remember reading an article where the reporter asked famous people what is love ... the one that has stuck in my head (and not a clue WHY!!!). One response, can't remember who, replied "Live not minding their farts."

ROFL I still giggle on that one ... that's devotion. We won't go into whose the farter in the relationship ...

Sorry, Breedeen, for spoiling the sweetness, but really needed to share.

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Thank you so much for sharing. I must admit now, how my heart feels so heavy. After reading this, I ask my daugher, who is 5, what love is, her response: "It's something that's in your heart that you can't describe and that no one can destroy." After hearing her response, I can't get the tears to stop falling, as her response tells me that all the lessons I try my best to teach are truly getting through to her. After also reading this, it brought to me the thought of one of the poems in my book. I hope noone minds me posting it here. So here it is:


What does it mean
Is it not more
Than just a feeling
Is it the sharing
Perhaps it's the caring
Maybe it's to yearn
For our hearts every concern
What is love
Can it not be described
Perhaps love simply
Can't be defined
What is love
What does it mean
Is it truly something
That can't be seen
Is there just no way
To easily explain
A feeling within
Without any pain
Love to me
What does it mean
It is you and I
Together for eternity

Copyright 2005 Valerie Lynn Harrell

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Guest aimeesue
Although i hate email forwards, I always read through this one when I get it. i just love it.

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