George A. Sprecace M.D., J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy Associates of New London, P.C.
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"Love"

Slow down for three minutes to read this.  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:

>      ________________________________
>      "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 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"
>      Emily - age 8
>      ________________________________
>
>      "Love is what's in the room with you at
>      Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."
>       Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)
>      ________________________________
>
>       "If you want to learn to love better, you should
>      start with a friend who 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,
>      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 Brad Pitt."
>      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
>      ________________________________
>       "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."
>      ________________________________


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