Love from a Child's Perspective

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February 23, 2006 | 12,507 views

By Carol Tuttle

Carol Tuttle is a Master Energy Therapist and the author of the best-selling book, Remembering Wholeness: A Personal Handbook for Thriving in the 21st Century.

I came across this a few years ago.  These simple reminders from the eyes of children can help us all remember the simplicity of everyday love in a family. 

Love Is ...

A group of professionals posed the question "What does love mean?" to a group of 4-8 year-olds and the answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

"Love is that first feeling you feel before all the bad stuff gets in the way."

"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 they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth."

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."

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

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

"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."

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

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

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

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well."

"Love is when mommy sees daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford."

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

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

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and the little stars come out of you."

"Love is when mommy sees daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross."

"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."

Love is simple and precious.  God loves us in a simple precious way.  It is important to really love yourself in this same way.  Practice this week focusing on the beauty of who you are.  Ask God to help you know yourself better and better and to learn to love yourself and others with more simplicity.

Dr. Mercola highly recommends Carol's book Remembering Wholeness: A Personal Handbook for Thriving in the 21st Century, where you will learn powerful techniques to help you make the changes you want in your health, your relationships and in your finances. Visit Carol's website, where you can explore all her life-changing books, CDs and DVDs that are highly recommended by Dr. Mercola.


Last year I had an opportunity to attend a three day Internet seminar with Carol and had a chance to get to know her. Although I enjoyed the seminar, the highlight was the opportunity to get to know Carol.

Without a doubt energy psychology is one of the greatest tools I have ever encountered in the healing modalities and EFT is an amazing application of this discipline. Carol happens to be one of the most gifted EFT clinicians I know of.

If you want to apply some of the principles Carol discusses in the above article and learn powerful healing techniques to release the emotional issues that are keeping you from living a more fulfilling life, you will want to pick up Carol's best-selling book, Remembering Wholeness: A Personal Handbook for Thriving in the 21st Century. You can also review Carol's other life changing books, CDs and DVDs that I highly recommended.

In October I invited Carol to spend some time at my center to teach my staff some of her principles and we had a great time and decided that we will offer the 2006 Total Health & Prosperity 3-Day Conference in Chicago in April 6, 7 and 8th.

I want to tell you that now as by then it will have been nearly two years since I have held a major event. The last one was also in Chicago in June of 2004.

It was an EFT event with Gary Craig and we sold out the 550 seats in a few days and had a waiting list of over 500 people who could not attend.

Well, this event should be far better than the one last year as we have some incredible programs that will absolutely amaze you at the benefits you will receive.

Can't tell you much more about it now, but I do want to forewarn you to mark you calendars now for next April 6-8th and plan on being in Chicago for an event you will remember the rest of your life.