Saturday, October 14, 2006

What Kids Say...

Slow down for three minutes to read this.

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


GOOD JOB! AND SO TRUE


"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 Brad Pitt."

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." (what an image)

Karen - age 7




"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"

Thanks Win S. Barry & Louise D.


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