A group of professional people pose this question to a group of 4 to 8 year olds:
What does love mean?
The answers they got were broader , deeper and more profound than anyone would have imagined.
Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell one another. Carl, 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 mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him , to make sure the taste is o k. Danny, age 8
Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. Bobby, 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
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
But the group , though all impressed with these, were blown away with this:
A four year old whose next door neighbour was an elderly gentleman and who had just 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 asked by his mother what he said to his neighbour , the little boy said : ‘ Nothing I, I just helped him cry.’