What is love?

A little something to brighten your day. Touching words from the mouth of babes.

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.” (what an imagination) 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”

do not attempt this on your own. πŸ™‚

Romans 13:10 – Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
1 Corinthians 16:14 – Do everything in love.
Have a blessed day…and remember to love someone today.


6 thoughts on “What is love?

  1. Out of the mouths of babes eh? Interesting that kids and animals just know how to love unconditionally…then there are us adults who get all bent out of shape if we don’t get loved back.
    Mat 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Mat 5:5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

  2. Kids say the darndest things. recently when I told Kaylin “I love you sweetheart” instead of her usual “I wove you too mommy” she says “I KNNNOOWWWWWWW mommy, I know (her attitude was like duh, as if you couldn’t love me, I’m amazing!)” but I’ll never stop telling her in case she forgets.

  3. Julie,
    This just warms my heart. Actually your whole site really makes me happy. You seem so warm and gentle. YOu are an amazing artist. Your photography and scrapping really show your spirit of creativity but also a deep love for family. I wonder. How many relatives live close to you? What is your family life like? I mean especially when your kids were young. I am a very non-traditional person (because I’m lazy and traditions take thought and prep to happen year after year). And my family is not close at all (relationally or proximity). I look at your pics and to be honest I want what you seem to have. I’ll be asking for forgiveness for that. πŸ™‚ But I’m interested in finding out more about your family life. Do you mind sharing?

  4. Laurie, e-mail me on my yahoo account – see link on my blog and I will do my best to answer your questions. I would love to share. PS – you HAVE what I have. πŸ™‚

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