Saturday, February 12, 2011

What Love Truly Is....

A group of 4 to 8 year- olds were asked "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

"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 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 ans 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
"lov is when you kiss all the time. Then 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-  (Wow!)
"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend 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 and 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 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 all 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 imagination) Karen -age 7
"Love is when mommy sees daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross." Mark- age 6
"You shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you really mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget." Jessica - age 8
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 him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry."

Please join Charlotte and Ginger at Spiritual Sunday and thank them for this encouragement for each one of us. They do an excellent job of hosting.

1 Corinthians 13 (New American Standard Bible)

1 Corinthians 13

The Excellence of Love
 1If I speak with the (A)tongues of men and of (B)angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a (C)clanging cymbal.  2If I have the gift of (D)prophecy, and know all (E)mysteries and all (F)knowledge; and if I have (G)all faith, so as to (H)remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
 3And if I (I)give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I (J)surrender my body [a]to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
 4Love (K)is patient, love is kind and (L)is not jealous; love does not brag and is not (M)arrogant,
 5does not act unbecomingly; it (N)does not seek its own, is not provoked, (O)does not take into account a wrong suffered,
 6(P)does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but (Q)rejoices with the truth;
 7(R)bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
 8Love never fails; but if there are gifts of (S)prophecy, they will be done away; if there are (T)tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
 9For we (U)know in part and we prophesy in part;
 10but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.
 11When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
 12For now we (V)see in a mirror dimly, but then (W)face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also (X)have been fully known.
 13But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is (Y)love.

Happy Valentine's Day to all.


Tete said...

You sure said a mouthful! Love it!
Happy Valentines to you!
Hugs- Tete

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet post! Hey, I could not get to your site from the Spiritual Sunday linky. A pesky blogger survey kept popping up. So, I did a google search to get here quickly. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day. It happens to be one of my favorite holidays! ♥

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I have always loved these quotes. Out of the mouths of babes!
Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day too!

Chatty Crone said...

My favorite chapter in the Bible - Happy Valentine's Day. sandie

Charlotte said...

Hi Anne, I finally found your post and changed the link on S.S. to come here. Here is the link:

Maybe it will help you with future linking.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Valentine's Day.


Charlotte said...

Hi again. Just realized I didn't actually comment on your post. I love it. We can learn so much from children. These quotes are precious, and the I Corinthians scripture is a wonderful description of love.

Rose said...

enjoyed your post. children at almost any age can recognize love and that's a good way to grow up as an adult thanks rose

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

There are so many things we can learn from children. A very lovely post today.
Have a blessed weekend, Sue

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I have read this before and always love it. Out of the mouths of babes. But, it is important to note that it is not always what we say but what we do that shows our love.

Nikki (Sarah) said...

love...1 cor. 13 says it perfectly....great kid quotes. happy Valentines

Anonymous said...

That is precious.