Saturday, September 30, 2006

Touching words

One of my clients sent this to me, it's the sweetest, most touching thing. I think I may be in a sentimental funk. Blek... =P I'm not posting everything, just the ones I liked. Read on.

Touching words from the mouth of babes: (When asked what does love mean?)

"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

"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

"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 (I love the way she thinks.)

"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."
I like the last one, it made me cry. But I'm wondering about this 'contest'... A contest to judge who was the most caring child? How does that even work?! And how can he even be sure if the story was a true one or one just made up? Does he follow the 'contestants' everywhere? Hmmpphh! Contest, indeed.

It's a great story, regardless of whether it's true or not, but the contest thing really just doesn't make sense. =P

I wonder why I'm crying over every sappy story I come across. LOL!