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    Kids...totally honest

    As LEOs a shell is often used to shield what is seen on a daily basis. For me kids were always the weak spot in that shield.

    > Slow
    > down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it.
    >
    > Touching words from the mouth of babes.
    >
    >
    >
    > 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 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 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 h as 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 imagination)
    >
    > 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
    >
    >
    >
    > 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"
    Facta non verba
    "The good Lord set definite limits on man's wisdom, but set no limits on his stupidity and that's not fair!" Konrad Adenauer,

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    So many times we all get so wrapped up in our own lives we forget that there are others around us that care deeply about us. As the world continues to grow in poplulation that are so many out there that are less fortunate than others, yet they seem to have a ora about them that can lift a building off the ground. I am one of the youngest officers on this site. And while I have not been on the road that long I do know a thing or two about life and what it means. There are reasons that I know this and stand behind what I know. There are a few close friends on this site that know the things that I have seen and experianced in only a short 23 years so far.

    Let me say that kids are the shining moment in anyones life no matter if they are your kids or someone elses. Its times of frustration, regret, hate, and war . That you have the ability to look into a childs eyes and listen to them and watch them that you know in the end things will find a way of working themselves out. So many times we forget that a child is in ways more knowledgable about life than us adults. They do not see all that is evil and all that can hurt them. They only see the good in people and the good in life. They say exactly what is on their minds. My parents are always telling me the story of a time when we were on vacation and went to a cave that you go into and do a tour through. As we got further and further into that cave it of course got darker and darker. I am talking dark as in your hand could be touching your face and you still can't see it. I simply as a 4 year old yelled out "Daddy its really dark in here". Everyone on the tour laughed and one older gentlemen turned to my father and simply told him we were all thinking it he just said it for us.

    Its times like 9/11 and the current time of war we need to look at the children and learn a thing or two about life. Life does go on, but it only goes on if we allow it to go on. We must show the children of today that they can do anything they want to do, all they have to do is put their minds to it. Nothing is ever out of your reach if you want it bad enough. Children will show the way we just have to allow them to be who they are.
    Being the best is not what always counts. What counts is always trying your best.

    Remember who you are, and where you came from. That way you never get a big head.


    May those that lost their lives in 9-11 RIP, for the things you did not many could do. You left so many behind so that you could save so few. For now we stand strong as one, and will not look back till the fight is done. (me)

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