05 February 2016

What Is the Meaning of Love?

What Love means to 4-8 year old kids ...
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 they expected.                       
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 

'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.' 
Karen - age 7
(what an image!)


'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 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."


Old NFO said...

Out of the mouths of babes...

Ed Bonderenka said...

I just helped him cry. Now I am.

Rev. Paul said...

Indeed, NFO. They see & understand more than we generally think they do.

Ed - I did, too.

Cathy said...

Awwwww . . . I'm with Ed .

These about as sweet as it gets.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

I always enjoy listening to young kids talk about any subject. Their answer is never censored, and directly to the point.

Chickenmom said...

'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.' - says it all.

Guffaw in AZ said...

What Old NFO said.

And now, I too, am crying...


threecollie said...

Aw...those are so sweet and wonderful. The little ones get it, don't they?

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, I understand. They do, indeed.

Sandy, a kid will tell you more in five minutes than their parents do in five hours. As a pastor, you can trust me on this.

Chickenmom - it does. :)

Guffaw - me, too.

threecollie, far more than grown-ups do, and that's a fact.