Where There is Love, There is Life
The title of this month’s article is actually a quote from Mahatma Gandhi. What does this quote mean to you?
Charlie – This quote tells me that there is life everywhere. The woods, the city and in a home – everywhere you look you can find love because of the lives you see. In the woods, animals love and nurture their children. Plants live because of the other plants around them that help them grow. In the city there is love because it’s a community that depends on one another to live. In homes there is love because of the families that live in them.
Harrison – This reminds me of a quote I heard once – Power Anywhere Where There’s People! This means that where there is love, it’s because of people helping one another. When people work together with love they can do anything.
What are all the different kinds of love you have in your life?
Charlie – I’m lucky because I have lots of family and friends that love me. My friendships are a type of love because they always have my back. I learn a lot from spending time with my friends – how to be positive and have fun. They help build my individuality. At school I feel like I belong there and that’s a kind of love. My family gives me the most love. When I’m with my family I feel happy, safe and included. I can always be myself around my family.
Harrison – For me the most important kind of love is to love myself. I listen to myself and believe in myself which helps build my confidence. Loving myself means being healthy, staying active and making sure I spend time with good people. My family gives me love by supporting me in every way. I always feel safe and at my best when I’m with my family. I love my friends – they keep me in check. They make sure to keep me honest.
Do you think it is important for everyone to be able to love who they want to love? Why?
Charlie – Yes, everyone should be able to love who they love. Being around people you love makes you a better person. You feel like you are understood by them and you trust yourself when you are around them.
Harrison – Absolutely! I hope that someday everyone is free to love who they want. Being around people you love brings out the best parts of a person. Everyone deserves to be the best person they can be.
Charlie and Harrison
Meet 10 year-old twins, Charlie and Harrison, our new Kid Zone writers!
Each month, they’ll be sharing perspectives on life as a child sees it.
Charlie and Harrison