Love From A Childs Perspective

Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. When it comes to love we should all strive to be like children. A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?"

The answers that the children gave were amazing. All of the responses are examples of true love. There is no bias. There is no condition. There is no, "if you do this, then I'll show you love." Form the child's perspective, love is unconditional. No strings attached.

The child's mind has yet to be corrupted by the many influences that shape the way we think. As we get older we start to listen to others for our definition of love. The past will begin to influence how we view love in the future. If we have been hurt in the past, we may begin to associate love with that hurt. Now we're stuck in a hurtful situation because that's what we think we need as a part of recieving love or attention.

The little acts of love that the children talk about are the things that great relationships are built on. It is an everyday thing. We shouldn't wait for special occasions to show others love. We should be in a constant state of love. The more love you give, the more love you will receive.

Enjoy the innocence of these answers. When it comes to love, be like a child and love unconditionally. When you surround yourself with love, amazing things will happen. Thanks for listening.

"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(I love this one) "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 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 "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.

2 comments:

Two Feathers said...

These are great kid quotes! I especially love the one about "You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."

Dexter Francois said...

Thanks for visiting two feathers. That is my favorite too. Kids keep it so simple. Many Blessings!