"What Does Love Mean?"
A group of professional people posed this question to a group of four
through eight year olds, "What does love mean?" The answers
they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See
what you think:
"Love is that first feeling you feel before all the bad stuff
gets in the way."
"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."
"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is
different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth."
"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving
cologne and they go out and smell each other."
"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your
french fries without making them give you any of theirs."
"Love is when someone hurts you. And you get so mad but you don’t
yell at them because you know it would hurt their feelings."
"Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired."
"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."
"Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop
opening presents and listen."
"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a
friend who you hate."
"When you tell someone something bad about yourself and you’re
scared they won’t love you anymore. But then you get surprised because
not only do they still love you, they love you even more."
"There are two kinds of love: Our love and God’s love. But God
makes both kinds of them."
"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears
"Love is like a little old woman and a
little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so
"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and 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."
"My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone
else kissing me to sleep at night."
"Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken."
"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him
alone all day."
"I let my big sister pick on me because my Mom says she only
picks on me because she loves me. So I pick on my baby sister because I
"Love cards like Valentine’s cards say stuff on them that we’d
like to say ourselves, but we wouldn’t be caught dead saying."
"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and
little stars come out of you"
"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."
"God could have said magic words to make the nails fall off the
cross, but He didn’t. That’s love."
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