Tuesday, April 04, 2006

What does Love Mean?

Shopping all done for another fortnight, and put away.

Two hours goes so quickly when it has a limit on it.

Apparently my e-mail address has been giving trouble, but

I think Peter has it fixed now. In any case, since I changed

to Broadband it is merleheron@netspace.net.au .

I found the following article amongst my treasures and I hope you will enjoy it.

What does Love Mean?

Touching words from the mouth of babes. A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year olds.

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.

“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over to 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 aage 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 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.” Emily age 8

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and 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

“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day.” Noelle age 7

“Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are friends even after they know each other so well.” Tommy –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

“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.” Mark age 6


And the final one…. Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once

talked about a contest he was asked to judge,

The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.


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 on to 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.”


Joke of the Day………

The bus driver and the priest arrived at te Pearly Gates together and both were allowed in.

The priest was given a small room with a view overlooking the heavenly garbage dump and power station.

Later he ran into the bus driver, who had a beautiful mansion, set in the middle of a magnificent park, with ocean views on one side, mountains on the other.

The priest was not at all happy, and raced straight off to St. Peter to ask, “how come?”

“Ah well,” said St Pete, “when you gave a sermon everybody went to sleep, but when he drove his bus, everybody prayed.”



bubba said...

Truley out of the mouth of babes. An inspiration.

bornfool said...

The love definitions are fantastic. I'm copying them down so I can use them the next time I speak at church. Thanks, Merle.

Karen said...

Children are brilliant. Those were so fun, thanks for sharing them.

Have a great day!

JunieRose2005 said...

I LOVED learning all about love!!

My fave!!

“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.” Mark age 6


Peter said...

I wonder did the kids on my school bus pray when I drove?

Jacqui said...

Great post Merle, where do you find all your gems.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I love to hear what children have to say about things...they're always so honest & sincere. Do you remember the Art Linkletter Show? He had children on it and he would ask them questions...it was very entertaining.

The joke was funny too...now I'm off to bed.

Da Gal said...

good lord Peter I would have prayed if you were my bus driver! J/K

Merle - lovely posting I like hearing all about love because it's a GOOD THING!

Kids are the best too - they can see it all and say it all without worrying @ what others think.

Take gentle care.

mreddie said...

It is great how children can just sense love - plus they have a very direct and understandable way of explaining it. ec

emmapeelDallas said...

I loved this entry! I linked here from G-Man, and I'll be back!