This is love

@subha12 (18463)
India
December 2, 2007 12:02am CST
What Love means to a 4-8 year old . . . Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it. Touching words from the mouth of babes. 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 image) 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" I think you also think these very nice
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19 responses
• United States
2 Dec 07
Aw, this is one of the sweetest things I've ever read. It almost made me cry. But in a happy way. :) Thank you for reminding me about the little things we tend to overlook.
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
2 Dec 07
I also agree with you. I also think this is one of the most beautiful and sweetest things I ever read.
@subha12 (18463)
• India
2 Dec 07
it also made me cry. thanks for the reply.
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@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
2 Dec 07
hey man what a discussion to begin my day with its juz awesome buddy i am still so speech less these words satnds to be so true and live it actually feels that these arent mere words but an experience in its own Love u for writing this discussion... it actually made me cry. i have taken a print of this and have hunged it on my wall in my room and gonna gift it as well to my lov. thanks a million buddy. it means a lot to me. Rated +,i wish i cud rate it a million times. thanks sang.:)
@subha12 (18463)
• India
2 Dec 07
Thanks a lot for your kind words. these words also made me cry. How pure and beautiful the children have the ideas. Thanks again.
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@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
23 Aug 08
thanks for giving me a best response....
@liera0 (280)
• Philippines
2 Dec 07
Nice one. A few made me cry. Specially the last one. Older people don't do that but what the child did was great. He has such a heart. I have read a quote once that says " A child speaks in a broken language yet they speak most plain". They don't lie,they have big hearts too. I'm not married nor have any kids of my own but I enjoy watching them. Watching them made me wish I had a heart like that of child. My cousin's daughter is usually left to me when they go somewhere. Once she had a fight with one of the kids. She was so angry but after awhile they were playing again. Naughty she maybe that no one wants to look after her( even her grandparents). But having her with me gives me the heart of a child even for a time.
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@subha12 (18463)
• India
3 Dec 07
I am also umarried and have no kids. i love them so much for their innocence and the way they see everything.
@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
2 Dec 07
Fabulous Subha! Thanks so much for sharing. We're just now decorating the Christmas tree. With Christmas carols playing in the background, I can think of little more appropriate than these pearls of wisdom to add to the joy of welcoming this season of love.
@subha12 (18463)
• India
3 Dec 07
Thanks a lot for the reply.
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
2 Dec 07
In my opinion, little kids are adorable because of their innocence. Their version of love is truly from their observations and they speak their mind, and hence, what they speak represent true love to me. They have nice gestures out of the blue too.
@subha12 (18463)
• India
3 Dec 07
yes, their innocence speaks louder.
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@williamjisir (22909)
• China
2 Dec 07
Hello subha. "This is love" is a nice one, whose definition is given by all kids from 4 to 8. I read them with great interest. You see, kids' words are very pure without anything extra added to it. It is so true that we have to believe that this is love out of kids' mouth. To me, love at Mylot is when my friends post new discussions and respond to our discussions to help make them move on till we have lots of responses, which is some love to us. lol. Thanks for your 'love' topic.
@subha12 (18463)
• India
2 Dec 07
Thnaks a lot for your reply.
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• India
14 Dec 07
what a nice discussion you have been rated +. But I wish i cud rate you 100 +. it is so good.
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
3 Dec 07
Wow, these are very good. I couldn't even define love, yet these kids could define it so beautifully. Thank you for sharing subha12...
@sophylline (1042)
• Philippines
3 Dec 07
Awww. Thanks for sharing! These are wonderful. They (kids) really tell them like they are. They have a real good grasp of the meaning of love. I was really touched by the last one, too. Kids are amazing, so sweet and pure in heart.
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
3 Dec 07
Its so beautiful and thanks for sharing it. I think the best one is the last one. True that kids always think differently about everything and what they think is original and sentimental.
@CEN7777 (858)
• India
3 Dec 07
hi subha 12, It is realy worth to spend timeon these thoughts. Its a very sensitive and thoughtful collection. the final is realy nice it simply touches the heart and opened my third eye a practical and sensitve thinking of a child brain. A perfect love from little child.
• Philippines
3 Dec 07
...out of the mouth of babes. that's why i like children. they give you casual and out of this world answers. they give you unconditional love and feeling. like my 4 year old boy, the house is empty without him. he is one who gives life to our home (the other is his older sister). i don't know what this world is without children.
@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
3 Dec 07
You know, if more adults would have a child like mind, there probably wouldn't be as many divorces and breakups as there are today. All of these answers that were given were so wonderfully said and they were all said by children no older than 8 or 9. And that last one, all I can say is wow! For a four year old to understand what that man was going through and knew that no words could help, but to sit and cry with him. what a story. absolutely touched my heart and had me in tears. God bless all of the children!
@yinaiquan (106)
• China
3 Dec 07
This is a very nice article.Thanks a lot for your sharing. The children always say the truth.If we have spare time,we can share the truth with our chidren.
@garnet80 (354)
• Australia
2 Dec 07
That is so cute. And can only come from the mouths of babes as they say. Children are so presious. Thank you for taking the time to share this will us all.
@eyewitness (1580)
• Netherlands
2 Dec 07
Wow this is very touching.children are wonderful and they are so clever even more clever than we realise.Children are the world and they are full of love. It's really amazing what children sometimes say it already sounds so mature.
@sumitsonu (599)
• India
2 Dec 07
This is so very touching , thanks for the post t\ear , i really enjoyed reading this , and hope that all the people in this world understand the beautiful meaning of love.
• India
2 Dec 07
Thanks a lot for such a nice discussion. it is so nice that like most of them, it made me cry. What a nice collection. rated +
@ajithlal (14563)
• India
2 Dec 07
I think this is one of the most beautiful thing I ever read in my life. I think this is a very wonderful article you have put in subha. I Thank You personally to put such a beatuiful post. I think this is very touching. I think sometimes we have to learn from children to know what love is.