Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Three Inspirational Stories

Well, I haven't shared any inspirational stories or quotations for a while now. I was browsing for them and I found these two I'd love to share with you. If you have time, go read them.

And let me end this post with something that you've probably read in your email via chain mail, but it's still a VERY lovely read for me he he he...

What Does Love Mean?

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 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

"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"
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


  1. Lovely read indeed! Those are wonderful descriptions of LOVE. And speaking of love, there are surprises waiting for you at

    Take care.

  2. I read the first story. That's a great outlook on life! Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Oh, I love all the answers! Kids are just so full of innocence and they give the best answers! Love them all. I can't stop smiling :-)

  4. Children are much wiser than we ever give credit. They have hearts of gold, and "see" so many things that we as adults miss on a daily basis. I love all of these - but my favorite is Elaine-age 5 of course :-)


  5. I love the answers, Amel!

    i love to read them over and over again although ive read them more than a dozen of times.

    thanks for sharing.

  6. awww... what a nice post, great shares Amel.

  7. I loved the kids' answers to the question :) Nice post!

  8. I love the what love is story!! I will use this for MADING at church, I am sure you don't mind.. hehehe.. this is ssooo sweet... my sister ask me to make scrap wall magazine this valentine theme..

  9. A Simple Life: Glad you enjoyed it and surprises for me? THANKS, Liza! ;-D I'll go check it out later he he...

    Kathy: Glad you enjoyed it! ;-D

    Blur Ting: Yeah, kids are really something!!! ;-D Glad I made you smile he he he...

    Speedcat Hollydale: Your fave is Elaine? Ahhh...GREAT choice he he he he...and you're right about that kids see so many things that we miss. :-))))

    Hailey: THANKS, but I've done it before he he he...

    Sunshine4Life: Glad you enjoyed it! And yeah, I also love reading it over and over again he he...

    Lolli: Glad you enjoyed it, Lolli! ;-D

    La delirante: Yeah...those kids are really sweet and clever! ;-D

    Trinity: Of course I don't mind. I used to be a member of the Mading Team myself in my teenage years he he he he...HAVE FUN decorating the Mading at church! ;-D

  10. Brilliant post!

    These are my favourites:

    When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.

    "Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."

  11. I can't help but smile, Amel. :)Those answers do make sense. They see love in different ways, but most of the definition of love are between two people, giving, sharing and caring. Most probably, their answers were based on what they observed in their surroundings. I wonder what the answers would be for kids from broken families...

  12. The World According to Me: Glad you enjoyed it. ;-D THANKS for sharing your favourites. GREAT choices he he he he...

    Choc Mint Girl: Yeah, you're right. They do make sense, eh? Interesting point of'd be tough to hear the answers from kids from broken families, I think. Hmmm...