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The Heart of a Child

The Heart of a Child

Slow  down for three minutes to read this.
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  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

“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 Brad Pitt.”
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

“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”


click here.jpgAnd God Bless Mommy and Daddy… and Milo the Cat…. and…..