Why we all want children... what is the meaning of Love..?

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  1. Anna Marie

    Anna Marie Well-Known Member

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    ... the innocence and idealism is wonderful..

    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.

    "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

    "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, and 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 - aged 8

    "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
    neighbour 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 here. When his Mother asked what he had
    said to the neighbour, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry"


    Love makes the world go round..... :) :)
     
  2. *sam*

    *sam* Well-Known Member

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    Awww, how nice are they. I had a lump in my throat reading them! :)
    I think I might try that with the kids I work with and post the answers, it would be interesting if they thought the same.
    I feel all warm inside now.
    :D :D
     
  3. Helen

    Helen Well-Known Member

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    Awwww.... lovely. I want a child like that!!! :lol:
     
  4. ToriElla

    ToriElla Well-Known Member

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    That is so sweet :cry: what lovely answers. sometimes it teaches you alot listening to children!!
     
  5. Lorrie

    Lorrie Well-Known Member

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    So young but oh so wise.We could learn so much.Really sweet 8) Lorrie
     
  6. Amanda

    Amanda Well-Known Member

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    Aaaww, they are beautiful, and very humbling. The last one actually brought real tears to my eyes...

    I can remember once when my daughter was just starting her first day at school. Me being worried sick told her I loved her loads and loads, and she replied that it was not as much as she loved me. So I spread my arms as wide as I could and said to her that I loved her 'this much', and she couldn't beat that because her arms were littler than mine. Her response was to instantly put her hands behind her back and said 'but I love you this much'. Confused? I asked her what it meant and she put both hands in front and said 'this much' while making a large circle around her until her arms touched at the back. How could I beat that?! :lol: Kids. Love 'em.
     
  7. jacquidube

    jacquidube Well-Known Member

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    I believe we should all be like children instead of trying to be something we arnt just to please people.
    Each one inspired me and came at the right time.
    Thank you Anne Marie.
    Love Jacqui. x x x x x
     
  8. Little Miss Joslyn

    Little Miss Joslyn Well-Known Member

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    Reading those quotes from children really cheered me up. Chrildren are so caring and always have something funny to say with their questions and hillarious answers. My seven year old niece cracks me up and often brings a tear to my eye.
    Thanks Anna Marie. xxx
     

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