What does love mean?
When a group of professionals posed
the question, "What does love mean?"
to a group of children between the
ages of 4 and 8, they got answers that
were broader and deeper than anyone
could have imagined. See for yourself:
"Love is that first feeling you feel
before all the bad stuff gets in the
"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.
"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
"Love is when someone hurts you. And
you get so mad but you don't yell at
them because you know it would hurt
"Love is what makes you smile when
"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
"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
"There are two kinds of love: Our love
and God's love. But God makes both
kinds of them."
"Love is when you tell a guy you like
his shirt, then he wears it everyday."
"Love is like a little old woman and a
little old man who are still friends
even after they know each other so
"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
"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 Robert Redford."
"Love is when your puppy licks your
face even after you left him alone all
"I know my older sister loves me
because she gives me all her old
clothes and has to go out and buy new
"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
"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
"You really shouldn't say 'I love you'
unless you mean it. But if you mean
it, you should say it a lot. People