21 February 2006

Love Like That

I've been researching a new post and came across some interesting notes I'd accumulated.

Who knows if it's legit but it sure is cute.  Supposedly, the following are some of the responses from kids between the ages of 4 and 8 who responded to the question "What is Love?":
  • 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. - James
  • When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth. - Billy
  • 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
  • Love is what makes you smile when you're tired. - Terri
  • 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
  • Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. - Bobby
  • If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate. - Nikka
  • Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well. - Thomas
  • 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
  • My mommy loves me more than anybody . You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night. - Joseph
  • Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day. - Timothy
  • 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
This next one is legit and it's along the same lines.

Leo Buscaglia once talked about a caring child he came across.  The four year old had a next door neighbor who was an elderly gentleman that 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".

Imagine what it would be like if we all loved like that?

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