Thursday, November 11

love found via email.

my mom forwarded me this email so i thought i would share it all with you..

Can  you say "I love you" any  better?
         What love means to a 4-8 year old . . Slow down for three minutes to read this.  It is so worth it.

Touching words  from the mouth of babes.

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:

'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

'If  you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you  hate,'
Nikka - age 6

'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

'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
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 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

'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

  'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's  gross.'
Mark - 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 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'
  “"The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They simply are the ones who care the most.” 

xoxo, jamie

p.s. the date went really well!  it was with an old friend so we mostly just caught up...but he did bring me a rose :) 
picture via {weheartit}


Jamie said...

This is soo cute. I have found in my life that I learn the most from children. I love how they define love.

btd. said...

This made me cry.

Rorie said...

Wow, this made me tear up and love little kids even more than I already do!

Barry said...

Great post Jamie, def made me smile.

I'm glad your date went well. From a guy's point of view the rose is a very encouraging sign, says a lot about him and you through his eyes.

J.Cee said...

I like being around children. They're artistic little geniuses who know more than we think they know.

Great post. It's adorable! It reminds me of the kids I used to look after when I volunteered at a daycare.

abby | ybba said...

i've read these before and i think it's so cute!!! gosh, i love how kids think abot love... it's PLAIN AND SIMPLE... unlike the definition of adults. hahaha...

i like this one the most...

'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

i was laughing while reading it.

satu. said...

aww, so cute
and i even got little tears in my eyes :)

i found your inspiring blog via layered pancake,
i'll be back ! ^^