Some young children were asked by their teacher to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of the World.” Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:
1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter’s Basilica
7. China’s Great Wall
While gathering the votes, the teacher noticed that one student had not finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The 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 See
2. To Hear
3. To Touch
4. To Taste
5. To Feel
6. To Laugh
7. And to Love.
The room went so quiet that you could have heard a pin drop.
The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wonderful!
I think that this story is a great reminder — that the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.
We very often forget how lucky and fortunate we really are. We don’t have to travel to exotic locations around the world to experience the real wonders of the world, we are each blessed with the real wonders of the world.