What does love mean?

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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, deeper, 
and more profound than anyone could have ever 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 8 

  

  

  

'Love is what's in the room with
you at Christmas if you stop opening presents
and just 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: 

  

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'