Saturday, February 16, 2008

What Does Love Mean?

Someone was wise enough to ask a group of 4 to 10 year old children, "What does love mean?" Here are a few of their answers...


"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 sharing even if you think you don't have enough." (Chrissie - age 6)

"Love is like medicine, and hate is like poison. If everybody knew that, we'd all be happy." (Keisha - age 8)

"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)

"My mommy said they adopted me because they wanted one more way to grow love in our family. She said I grew in her heart, not in her belly." (Hector - age 6)

"Love is when you tell a boy you like his shirt, and 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 much too well." (Tommy - 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 might forget." (Jessica - age 8)

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