What is love?

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  1. pamlee101

    pamlee101 New Member

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    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:
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    "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
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    "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 (I love this one)
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    "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
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    "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
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    "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."

    Terri - age 4
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    "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
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    "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
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    "Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."

    Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)
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    "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)
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    "Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday."

    Noelle - age 7
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    "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
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    "Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken."

    Elaine-age 5
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    "Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford."

    Chris - age 7
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    "Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."

    Mary Ann - age 4
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    "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
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    "When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." (what an image)

    Karen - age 7
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    "Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross."

    Mark - age 6
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    "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
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    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"
     
  2. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~I loved that !~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     

  3. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Great stuff Pam and lee, thanks for sharing!!
     
  4. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    There's a lot of wise observation contained in these statements.

    From the mouths of babes...
     
  5. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I agrre totally,especially the one about the little boy on the neighbor's lap. That just made my heart swell.Just precious!! Sister Pat:smile2:
     
  6. bwillaub

    bwillaub New Member

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    OK OK ......now I'm tearing up. Something must have gotten in my eye. Nice post, Pam. The innocence of children is a wonderful thing. They do say the darndest things.....but they have great insight as well.
     
  7. jbarnes17

    jbarnes17 New Member

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    Great post Pam. Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Nice thoughts by young people. Isn't it amazing how things change as they age?
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Awesome!! I love to listen to children talk from the heart. Thanks for sharing.:big_smile:
     
  10. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Those were great Pam keep em coming.
     
  11. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    wouldnt it be wonderful if we were born old and got younger as we aged with out losing our minds.things are so much simpler when we are young.
     
  12. trippyclwn

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    that would kinda be scary though lol we would be babies at the end of our time? lol i guess we would really know when we were about to die then :tounge_out:
     
  13. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    ~~~~~~~~Too Sweet!!~~~~~~~~~


    Thank you for sharing:big_smile:
     
  14. okie gal

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    Those are really wonderful. I used to love the Art Linkletter Show when he interviewed the kids.
    Okie Gal
     
  15. sea ray

    sea ray New Member

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    Kids say the darndes things
     
  16. postbeetle

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    Okie Gal: That is really a pretty picture. Was that in Oklahoma?