Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Seven Wonders of the World

A group of students were studying the Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of the lesson, the students were asked to list what they considered to be the Seven Wonders of the World. The following received the most votes:

  1. Egypt's Great Pyramids
  2. The Taj Mahal in India
  3. The Grand Canyon in Arizona
  4. The Panama Canal
  5. The Empire State Building
  6. St. Peter's Basilica
  7. China's Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student, a quiet girl, hadn't turned in her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The quiet girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were so many." The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help."

The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:

  1. to touch...
  2. to taste...
  3. to see...
  4. to hear...
  5. to feel...
  6. to laugh...
  7. and to love.

The room was so quiet, you could have heard a pin drop.

  • The things we overlook as simple and ordinary are often the most wonderful things in life.
  • We don't have to travel anywhere special to experience the Wonders of the World.
  • The wonders of the world is around you.
  • Never neglect the little things in life, like the dropping of the leaves and the breathing of the air.
  • Enjoy your gifts and share them with the people around.
  • Do something sociable and enjoyable every day.
  • Be a blessing to all, especially to the body of believers. Amen.


The Fitness Diva said...

Very profound and true. That little girl has quite some insight.

And yes, those are the true wonders of life, the ones she listed! :)

The_Light's_Herald said...

truly innocence is an amazing thing, it lets people realize what really are important in this world.

Are Aliens Real? said...

Wow! That just made me realise how much I focus on the tangible things of life, when the most important things in life are the intangible!

thankyou so much for sharing.

Bryan Karl said...

Very inspiring post. I really thought it's just about the literal 7 wonders. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant in it's truth and simplicity! We love the falling leaves photo, too!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

This is so good. We do sometimes take those things the girl mentioned for granted. This reminded me of part of the movie, "Bells of St. Mary's" (one of my all time favorite Christmas movies).