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What Does Love Mean?

I got this in an email. I thought it was sweet and cute and it made me tear up, so I thought I’d send it your way.

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 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 – 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 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

(we need a few million more Nikka’s on this planet)



“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 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.” (what an image)

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.”

Jessica – age 8



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 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”

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Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.View Author posts

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