For Valentine’s Day , we thought we’d share some children’s responses to the question, “What does love mean?” We think you’ll agree that their answers are examples of wonderful wisdom from the mouths of babes !
What Does Love Mean?
“When my grandma got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandpa 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 7)
“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 sharing even if you think you don’t have enough.” (Chrissie – age 6)
“Love is like medicine, and hate is like poison. If everybody knew that, we’d all be happy.” (Keisha – age 8)
“You can hear love in someone’s voice…the sound of kindness is as loving as it gets.” (Emmanuel – Age 9 – who is blind from birth)
“Love is what makes you smile when you’re too tired to think.” (Terri – age 9)
“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 the quiet sound in the room when the people you care about are all together.” (Luis – age 10)
“When you love somebody, it doesn’t matter if they’re gone for a little while or forever. You still find a way to love them.” (Karen – age 7)
“My mommy said they adopted me because they wanted one more way to grow love in our family. She said I grew in her heart, not in her belly.” (Hector – age 9)
“Love is when you tell a boy you like his shirt, and 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 much too well.” (Tommy – age 8)
“During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and I saw my daddy waving and smiling. I wasn’t scared anymore. Love does that.” (Cindy – age 8)
“My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night, do you?” (LaShonda – age 6)
“Love is when Daddy looks at me and calls me his little flower that’s always in bloom. You get the picture.” (Elaine – age 9)
“Love is when Mommy sees a picture of my family on the wall and stops to take a little extra long look at it.” (Chris – age 7)
“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” (Mary Ann – 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 might forget.” (Jessica – age 9)
This Valentine’s Day, we hope you see love in the simple things in life these children do.
Happy Valentine’s Day,
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