what is love?

*How sweet is this…I found it on a blog about adoption somewhere on cyberspace. It reminds me of one of those random email forwards you get sometimes, except deeper, funnier, and more meaningful. Hope you enjoy!

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.

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 what makes you smile when you’re tired.’
~Terri, age 4
‘Love is when my mummy 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 when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mummy 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
‘If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,’
~Nikka, age 6
‘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
‘My mummy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.’
~Clare, age 6
‘Love is when Mummy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.’
~Elaine, age 5
‘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

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