Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Love: Through the Eyes of a Child...

"You can learn many things from children.  How much patience you have, for instance."  ~Franklin P. Jones

During a study given by students of Michigan State University,  children were asked the Question: What is Love? Here is what they had to say…

“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 sad.” - 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 some more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. I like it when they talk because they look gross when they kiss.” - Emily, age 8

“Love is what our living room sounds like at Christmas when you stop opening presents and listen.” - Bobby, age 7

“My Mommy says: If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate, but I don't hate anybody...  so I think that's what love is." - Nikka, age 6

“Love is when you tell a boy 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've been friends for a long, long time.” - 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. She kisses me to sleep every night; even when she thinks I'm really sleeping.” - Clare, age 6

“My Mommy loves my Daddy so much because Mommy always 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 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 you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.” - 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
 I think children have a far better understanding and much clearer picture of what love is.   As adults, we tend to always complicate things...  even the greatest and most precious things such as love... 
"Love, in it's greatest and most meaningful form is found in the simplistic actions of those who are true to you." ~Danielle Miyoshi

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