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What is LOVE??..


A group of professional people posed this question to 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 know that your name is safe in their mouth." - Billy, age 4

"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 when someone hurts you. And you get so mad but you don`t yell at them because you know it would hurt their feelings." - Samantha, age 7

"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 what`s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." - Bobby, age 5

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate." - Nikka, age 6

"Love is hugging. Love is kissing. Love is saying no" - Patty, age 8

"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." - Matthew, age 7

"There are two kinds of love. Our love. God`s love. But God makes both kinds of them." - Jenny, age 8

"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 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 5

"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 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 5

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." - Bethany, age 4

"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." - Mike, age 8

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." - Karen, age 7

"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

"God could have said magic words to make the nails fall off the cross, but He didn`t. That`s love." - Max, age 5

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