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Thursday, October 8, 2009


Friends, I Wrote this post when i was completely off my mind. So if you find any factual errors, excuse me!

What is love?

Since a very long time ago, people have searched for the meaning of love. But even the great philosophers, with their profound definitions, could not fully touch its true essence. In a survey of 4-8 year olds, kids share their views on love. But what do little kids know about love? Read on and be surprised that despite their young and innocent minds, kids already have a simple but deep grasp of that four-letter word. They define love in a cute manner. They define them with the relationships and friends they have seen. Though they appear childish, you will understand the essence of love. Here are some nice lines i liked the most.

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.

When someone loves you, the way she says your name is different. You know that your name is safe in her mouth.

Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your french fries without making them give you any of theirs.

Love is when someone hurts you. And you get so mad but you don't yell at him because you know it would hurt his feelings.

Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.

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.

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

If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.

When you tell someone something bad about yourself and you're scared she won't love you anymore. But then you get surprised because not only does she still love you, she loves you even more.

There are 2 kinds of love. Our love. God's love. But God makes both kinds of them.

Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.

During my piano recital, I was on a stage and 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.

Love is-if you hold hands and sit beside each other in the cafeteria. That means you're in love. Otherwise, you can sit across from each other and be okay.

My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.

Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken.

Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.

When you're born and see your mommy for the first time.

Love goes on even when you stop breathing and you pick up where you left off when you reach heaven.

I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.

You know the two lines which i like the most? They are:

Don't feel so bad if you don't have a boyfriend. There's lots of stuff you can do without one.

If you want somebody to love you, then just be yourself.

Love is magnificent
Each day as amazing as the last
Love is a road
Never ending, leading toward your heart
Love is life
Constantly changing, but always beautiful....

When we discuss so many good things about love, we must also consider the fact of many break-up's. Life after break-up's is not easy. It hurts a lot. To be more precise, Love hurts..

Why does Love hurt so much?

Love hurts so much because we allow it to hurt. It's human nature. Getting hurt is a part of life. Its how you handle the hurt or how you allow it to affect you. When two people are in a relationship there are good times and bad times being in a relationship is a great feeling.
Knowing that you have a person that loves you is such a wonderful thing. But sometimes people put to much faith in other people and then when that person doesn't live up to the other persons expectations then there are a huge amount of disappointment and hurt. Why do we allow other people to control our emotions?
A broken heart really is one of the worst feelings in the world. When you find out somebody that you love,somebody that you gave such a huge part of yourself to betrayed you, is indescribable. You feel this pain in the middle of your chest and it literally just aches. It hurts oh so bad! And then the tears and crying set in. opinion you do need to allow yourself to grieve. You need to accept everything that has happened and then you just need to look inside yourself to find the courage and strength needed to move on. This is so much easier said than done. It is a part of life. One thing we have to learn is when one door closes three more usually open.
Everything happens for a reason.You must be strong and simply commit to yourself. All these are something which everyone can experience at any part of life. Its not just the

Love hurts, love scars
Love wounds, and mars any heart
Not tough or strong enough
To take a lot of pain, take a lot of pain
Love is like a cloud, holds a lot of rain
Love hurts......ooh, ooh love hurts

You never have to be lonely. There's always somebody to love, even if it's just a squirrel or a kitten. You can break love, but it won't die.

With Love,

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P.S : These are some quotes/collections i had in my diary which i once copied from some web-site. These poems are so close to my heart! Love them. These are poems by anonymous.


Sid 'Ravan' Kabe said...

This is super ossum...i mean it is sweet and cute!!!

Shruti said...

Hey Thanks Siddhu!

Anonymous said...

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your french fries without making them give you any of theirs." - my most fav in this :) Too good a post girlie.. I loved the small poem at the end a lot.. "Love hurts......ooh, ooh love hurts" true! and you deserved it gal! because of the fantastic research you had done and you had all the valid points.. would have voted for you but sreya's story made me change my mind..

Shankar said...

I think lots of research done in this post i guess.... Really good post... second one of the day...

Shruti said...

Yeah all these lines are my favourites!!
Love Hurts many times avada!

Sreya deserved it and you voted her! But i was happy! I got 4 votes! 2 first votes and 2 second votes. All 4 were surprising! Yours and Bharathi's made me gaping!

Thanks Avada

Shruti said...

It is a post which i wrote straight from my heart!
Second one! :P
Yeah! Thanks :)

Anu...:) said...

Very nice post once again!
'Lovely' post :P

kanagu said...

nice compilation Shruti.. :)

loved reading it... and those quotes from kids are awesome because they are spontaneous and staright from heart.. :)

and those love hurt part.. agree with you.. :(


I entirely agree with all that you wrote. Love never goes away.
I have been hurt recently by my son abroad yet a mother's love is unconditional, I maybe hearbroken but I love him simple aas that.
Well done on a most wonderful post.


Kay said...

awwww...the innocence of youth....take me back....please...


Love is you. Love is me.

Mustaf said...

Above everything, I so much believe this "Everything happens for a reason". Even when you are broken into pieces & got hurt while loving a person, there is something to learn from it.And anyway there is no point mourning about the person who either was never yours or never deserved you.

And a true love is being realistic and practical and then love the other person unconditionally. Everything else automatically falls into place.

Rohini Prasanth said...

wow... its amazing how much research you put into your posts. very thorough.

Very sweet post shruti. I couldn't stop smiling reading your love quotes!! they are all my favorites now!! And the serious paragraph was so nicely written. I like your choice of words.

keep writing!!

lostworld said...

Touching post.. :)
I think this is a topic where everyone finds something that they relate to. Universal & always elusive. Kids usually define & display it best. We adults suck at it :D

Miss_Nobody said...

I love the french fries qoute best,and also the grandma one :)SO Sweet.Great work!

Anonymous said...

That's a sweet post on a nice topic :)

mAhEsH KaLaAL said...

lovingly lovely love...
loved it....trivial, simple but yet touching.

""Love is when someone hurts you. And you get so mad but you don't yell at him because you know it would hurt his feelings.""..... felt with empathy...
Great work...

Benny said...

hey super ah irundhudu ur concludin para..I was acknowledging every line of urs, reading meaningful.. experience ah :P

Swaram said...

Superb girl!

Love is life
Constantly changing, but always beautiful.... - Wonderful lines :)

Neha said...

nice post...the quotes and poems are indeed beautiful...

Shruti said...

Hey, thanks sweety!!

Shruti said...

hi :)
Kids always speak from hear and that's what we love exactly!
Love may give you the deepest pleasures and it will be your killer too!

Shruti said...

Lady, so sad to hear about your son! But know what? only a mother can forgive and forget things so easily! You proved it once again!!

Shruti said...

Hey girlie, even i wish to go back! Arrange a time machine and we can go back :)

""Love is you. Love is me""
I Loved these lines so much!!

Shruti said...

Everything happens for a reason! Well i too accept. But why people are getting hurted repeatedly when they don't have to influence in others lives!
""And a true love is being realistic and practical and then love the other person unconditionally""
But these days love are materialistic

Shruti said...

Hi girlie :)
Hey thanks a lot for liking these things!!

Shruti said...

Girlie, true...everyone can relate themselves with this topic! At one point they have experienced this love!

Shruti said...

@Miss Nobody
I love all these quotes sweety!!
Thanks :)

Shruti said...

Welcome back!
Thank you!!

Singh Amit said...

awesome post ...Shruti.. :)

Loved it so much... :)

" For Love is sufficient unto Love."

I really love one line which i want to share with you...
When you love you should not say," God is in my heart but rather ," I am in the heart of God"


Shruti said...

""lovingly lovely love...
loved it....trivial, simple but yet touching""
Thanks for this compliment!

You empathized the last para eh? Ahem Ahem

Shruti said...

You visited my blog?! WOWWW!!
Thanks a ton!!
Experience?! Nakkal dana unakku? I wanted to write this for a long time and here i wrote t!

Shruti said...

Thanks yaar!!
"" For Love is sufficient unto Love""
Its indeed a great quote

srividya said...

wow!!awesome..!i liked,,,
"When someone loves you, the way she says your name is different. You know that your name is safe in her mouth."
"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and 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."

fabulous quotes!samaya iruku:):)especially "Don't feel so bad if you don't have a boyfriend. There's lots of stuff you can do without one.If you want somebody to love you, then just be yourself."hmmm!..

Sapphire said...

What a sweet post! Had come across the first forward once and I loved reading it - it was wonderful reading it all over again :) :)
Keep Loving Everyone Around! There is enough hate in the world!

HaRy!! said...

Final ah antha Post Script pottu escape aida lamnu nenaikuriya?...wha happened all of a sudden? Cupid Smitten are yu?? ayee...dakalti :D ..! nice verses neverthless yu luv bug or not :), for some reason, none of the email follow up comments are catching up to me

Vipul Grover said...

love is in the air :p

hey bt most of those replies don't look like the ones cuming frm the mouth of 4-8 yrs old. I mean i xpctd very cute innocent ones, bt most turnd out 2 b pretty intelligent..

Today's generation mayb.. Many steps ahead of us wn it cums 2 love :)

Riya Rocks said...

nice post.. wanna read something like this...u make me feel light..Thank you :)

BK Chowla said...

Each example is so unique and true.Very touching and emotional.
You are a super writer.

Shruti said...

I thought-if you read this post you will select those lines..Especially the one about dad and boyfriend..You proved am right!


Shruti said...

hey thanks a ton yaar!! like Kay said, Love is in you and love is in me!!

Shruti said...

eiiii!! Ennadhidhu china pulla thanama kekara! Cupid did came to me, but i shooed him away!!

Comments follow up not reaching you!? Oh migh! I will try to find them!

Shruti said...

these days children will leave us gaping!
Thanks for dropping by!

Shruti said...

wow!! Thanks sweety!!
Be happy!

Shruti said...

@Chowla ji
You said-"You are a super writer"
Am speechless! Am really happy to get these words from you!

Ekam said...

Aww.. these quotes are sooo cute and so true. Sometimes children speak just in their innocence and they are so true that we sometimes think are they really children or just trying to hide their matured brains.
All the quotes are lovely Shruti :)

Shruti said...

hi sweety :)
yes,their innocence make us think deeply and they are well matured!!

Thanks girlie

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Shruti,

wonderful write up..i appriciate ur effort in keeping the words of the children here..:)loved them..

and for ur last part...ummm...could not agree more, may be i need to spend some time again..:)

Shruti said...

Hey hi girlie :)
Thank you!!
Could not agree?!?! Wow! Spend some quality time again and tell me :)

Anonymous said...

dear sis,
you are so sweet and simple and clear and candid and honest and ossum lady...
my respect for u is increasing day by day....
whatever u write has got meaning in life and it helps us to actually live...

Anonymous said...

but plz don't teach others that:
Don't feel so bad if you don't have a boyfriend. There's lots of stuff you can do without one...

yaar hamara kya hoga??

Shruti said...

I think its too much of a praise for me. Am speechless after reading your comment!
Thanks :)
**My blog was missing you!**

Shruti said...

heheheeh :P
You change it as
Don't feel so bad if you don't have a girlfriend. There's lots of stuff you can do without one

Yellow Tulip said...

soo cute:)

Shruti said...

Thanks girlie

Guria said...

Sweet! :)
And does love hurt? Maybe.
But the happiness is incomparable! :)

Shruti said...

Love does hurt, though it gives incomparable happiness!

Abdul said...

dunno why thre is so much talk abt pain and hurt in love.. in a sense we all like pain.. you go to gym and lift a heavy weight.. it pains like hell while doin it.. but it is the pain which motivates u to lift it higher.. and finalyy when u lift fully... ha.. the pleasure it gives.. mind you, the body still aches.. jus like ur body becomes stronger with exercise ur heart becomes stronger with hurt..

i've never had much pain in my life.. let alone pain from love.. wish i had some.. i can then relate to all those beautiful love songs and romanticize my life in so many ways.. but if wat u say is true "when one door closes three others open" i might as well end up with a love failure than being with jus one girl.. :)and then i can relate to all the rap songs and pep up life in sooooooooo many ways.. :)

Shruti said...

Something can be understood only when it is experienced. Love hurts!

Abdul said...

Crap.. Ok.. u uv someone... he/she leaves u or deserts u.. so wat.. u still got so many others.. friends, sisters, parents, teachers...... u may say no one can replace the 'special someone'.. this special someone concept is another bullshit..

hurt is something which we involuntarily assign to ourselves during these times.. i say enjoy hurt.. if am hurt by love i'd be happy and smile at myself.. life is always fun..

Shruti said...

Perspective differs from person to person! Love is not restricted only with that so-called special someone! Even hurtings happens when I love my friend and she doesn't respond to my love! So everywhere its there.
I love the way u look at things! Great attitude!

Cheers Abdul!

The Aspirant said...

well, its superbly written........
hmmmm love is too hard to xplain dat ppl spent most of deir lyfs in understanding it, still not gettin much success.....abt pain of love, its really a part of life.
I remember a vry gud mssg here:
" Be Careful while givin ur heart to sum, coz u nt only give dat persn d ryt to love but also hurt u"

ppl wid heartache, just can't easily move on, dey need a frnd lyk support to do it......


GOD said...

Hii nice post... nice thoughts , sad thing is doing good things assuming that we will get good karma..
we should be more selfish, we should get the pleasure of loving others and doing good than and now, instead of assuming that if we do good we will get back . thats a business. which decreases value of our goodness

Shruti said...

@The aspirant
Hey thanks a ton! But what if the pain of love is caused by a friend?

Shruti said...

Hi GOD! Am blessed i think...GOD started visiting my blog! Jokes apart...Welcome to my blog and thanks for dropping a comment!

Anonymous said...

Lovely post Shruti!!

I believe that the true definition of love can only be given by a child... reason is so simple... coz their minds are not corrupted alike the adult people... they are nourished with the innocence which just goes off when we grow up.... Many times in life, the children will teach us some lessons that is worth for life time...

Whenever I come across the word 'breakup', the very next thing that comes in my mind is the phrase 'Everything happens for a reason'... As I read ur post it just came up... and happy to see that in ur post too... :-)

Shruti said...

Hi bala...welcome to my space!
""children will teach us some lessons that is worth for life time""
Very true yaar! They don't lie and things come straightly from the heart! That's what I love in kids!

I strongly believe 'Everything happens for a reason!'

Anonymous said...


And everytime, that reason will be there to do some good to us!!!

Shruti said...

Yes...correct!! Glad to know u are following back my replies !!

Abdul said...

ya right.. talk abt friends hurting u.. especially girls.. had 3 of them a loooong time ago.. once they fell in love i became like bacteria to them.. present everywhere but invisible!? :)

guess wat.. too much talk abt luv and bla bla bla makes me sleepy... yaaaaawn...

Shruti said...

Hey again don't mingle friendship with love. Guys tell wrong about glas and vice-versa!

Even am yawning here! :P

Anonymous said...


I do it all the time shruti... :-)

Shruti said...

That's chweet!

Anonymous said...

I think I posted the same in my blog few months back! I really liked this which is really closed to my heart!

Shruti said...

really?? I never know it!!
Yes, its truly awesome re!

The Aspirant said...

well u have asked a vry gud ques, "wad if pain of heart is given by a frnd??"
well, u cant do nethin, jst keep pain inside u killing day nd nyt, neither u cn think bad of ur frnd nor u cn try to hurt him/her, jst wait him/her to realise deir mistake nd come bck, nd sumtyms dey evn dunt do it nd still u hv to accept dem bck........
who knows dis pain better den me, but dats frndship.......


Shruti said...

@The Aspirant
Hey thanks for following back again! In this case the fren is happy without the person who loved her company!

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