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 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
"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." (Now THIS is love!)
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."
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Love is seeing someone at their worst and still thinking, "Damn. I get to be apart of this person's life, what a blessing."
love is when you help someone wether they need it or not by the way im 9
Im 11 love is when you get in a fight but you forgive each other and resolve the problem together
Lucy, age 9
Love is when Mommy cleans up our messes.
1 reply: Tom | Post Your Reply
I am 8. Love is when you hang out with your crush. You ask them out for dates non stop. Kiss, kiss, kiss all the way through. Chat about yourself and secrets. I think that is what love is.
And Love is beautiful onece you
get used to it! Like everybody loves
each other. We're all like one big family
that Christ created together! I love love! :)
well this was disturbing and fun to look at at the same time.i have to say these kids really understand it.not the toilet talk though.on second thought, i really like it
So beautiful! Truly made my day and I am inspired to spread more love around. When I asked the same question to my eight year old, her answer was, when one person gives happiness to another, it is love. Cheers! Anjana
Children know love before they are born, I think... from there, they are nurtured (hopefully) and they love as they have observed "love". Parents are vital in this role. People in their lives who have substance and good character will rub off on little kids and they will run with that and grow! Sometimes, it is under tragic circumstances that a child must learn LOVE on their own, and it's tricky because environment and resources (or lack thereof) can mean the difference between an opportunity to shine, or to fall to a bad way of life. Either way, I firmly believe that angels are always around to guide them...
Love was feeling a thrill every night when my husband walked in the house when he came home from work.
Love is a holy God who became sin for me. Who loved me even though he knew I'd deny Him.
Suffer the little children to come unto me. EXCEPT you become like one of these, you shall not see the Kingdom of Heaven.
It's a many splendored thing... And amazing. Love this...
Love is when you're going to the grocery store for milk and orange juice and you ask if there is something else you want me to get.
The absolute best article I have read in a long time.
At the end of the final one I burst onto laughing tears of joy.
Love is being able to see through a person's faults and still accepting them unconditionally for the goodness in them.
Love: When the happiness and well being of another is more important than your own.
I thought love was never having to say you're sorry.
Love is Christ. Then, and only then, love can be 'felt'. Little ones love because they are
inanely beloved of Christ...come to me as little children...trusting, forgiving, hopeful,
We all need to hear what God does and hear what little children hear and see. I am
as an old woman still learning. Are we ever to old (or harmed) to learn from the babes?
love is when you feel somthing special for somebody or when theirs a special place in your heart for him/her
When I was a young teenager, my best friend's father took his own life. When I asked my mother what I should do, she said "Just go sit with him." I did. No words were necessary.
Love is Evol backwards. Love is to evolve. Love will bring change in a person's heart.
1 reply: Deborah | Post Your Reply
Wow, that's great. Thanks for sharing about “What Does Love
Mean? See How 4-8 Year-Old Kids Describe Love”. I enjoyed reading your post
and I like your take on the issue. Thanks.
love begin from the smile we see around who is she / he ? , that i believe are we friends when ever its a smile bring loves between us.
love isbeing there for a person,loving without limit and accepting the weaknesses
for me, love is when i stand up behind the window waiting you, every day at 5 pm.
Love this! I occasionally work with children in my congregation and every single time I am amazed with their responses. I feel that love "means" nothing, it is a feeling beyond description. It puts the soul at real peace. The outcome, of course is harmony and joy!
when you're so happy and contented while helping others,that's love..
Everyday is a happy day. SMILING to everybody; strangers or not strangers. This is love means to me - Contagious.
1 reply: Vipul | Post Your Reply
this is great and powerful. Love is everything. it's a good thing to love
love is a word which as magic of changing the word starting with the same letter that is life
Love is when my teacher told me after class that I got the best grade, just to make me smile.
To me Love is when you would give your Life for someone,knowing that He or She would do the same for you.
Caring with special style with all the emotions focused therein at that moment is really a true feeling of love
1 reply: Lisofby | Post Your Reply
Giving unconditional love without expecting anything whatsoever in return
Does anyone know what love is? if we did, why do we cry when we see the person we love with us, and when they're not?
Love is seeing past a person's mistakes or misgiving and only being aware of their innocence.
LOVE MEANS CONSIDERING OTHER AS YOU CONSIDER YOUR SELF
Love is when you leave something but keeps on going back over again whatever it takes
For me, Love is when you love yourself, and pass the love to others the kind of love you have.
LOVE MEANS TO ME NOT BEING JUGDMENTAL OF ANYONE, BEING ABLE TO ACCEPT ON FOR WHO THEY ARE AND LEARNING HOW TO ACCEPT THEM. NO ONE WAS CREATED TO BE PERFECT. LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY
On Sep 26, 2021 Tamika Johnson wrote:
But no kids said any of that this whole thing is made up. Give me a break.
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