Meaning of love

How true is this!
A group of professionals posed the question
"What does love mean?"
to a group of 4 - 8 year-olds and 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,
Then when his hands got arthritis too. That's love."
----- "My mommy loves me more than anybody.
You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night."
----- "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."
----- "When someone loves you,
the way they say your name is different.
You know that your name is safe in their mouth."
----- Love is that first feeling you feel before
all the bad stuff gets in the way."
----- "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 of theirs."
----- "Love is when someone hurts you.
And you get so mad but you don't
yell at them because you know it would hurt their
----- "Love is what makes you smile when you're
----- "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."
----- "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 more."
----- "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 well."
----- "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 anymore."
----- "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 day."
----- "I know my older sister loves me because
she gives me all her old clothes and
has to go out and buy new ones."
----- "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 dead saying."
----- "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 gross."
----- "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."

...... by    Paras Phatnani  ( Mumbai )
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