A group of professional people posed this question to a group ofUnfortunately I don't know the original source for proper credit - but I love it!
four-through eight-year-olds, "What does love mean?" The
answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have
imagined. See what you think:
"Love is that first feeling you feel before all the bad stuff
gets in the way."
"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."
"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You know that your name is safe in their mouth."
"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving
cologne and they go out and smell each other."
"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your
french fries without making them give you any of theirs."
"Love is when someone hurts you. And you get so mad but you
don't yell at them because you know it would hurt their feelings."
"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."
"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."
"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."
"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop
opening presents and listen."
"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a
friend who you hate."
"Love is hugging. Love is kissing. Love is saying no."
"When you tell someone something bad about yourself and you're
scared they won't love you anymore. But then you get surprised
because not only do they still love you, they love you even more."
"There are two kinds of love Our love. God's love. But God
makes both kinds of them."
"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears
"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still
friends even after they know each other so well."
"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and 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."
"My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone
else kissing me to sleep at night."
"Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken."
"Love is when mommy sees daddy smelly and sweaty and still says
he is handsomer than Denzel Washington."
"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left
him alone all day."
"God could have said magic words to make the nails fall off the
cross, but He didn't. That's love."
"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her
old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."
"I let my big sister pick on me because my Mom says she only
picks on me because she loves me. So I pick on my baby sister
because I love her."
"Love cards like Valentine's cards say stuff on them that we'd like
to say ourselves, but we wouldn't be caught dead saying."
"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and
little stars come out of you."
"Love is when mommy sees daddy on the toilet and she doesn't
think it's gross."
And the best...
"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."