Great Wonders

Students in a Classroom 

This week, a friend of mine who is a teacher, asked her students to make a list of what they thought were the current Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following got the most votes:

  • Egypt’s Great Pyramids
  • Taj Mahal
  • Hoover Dam
  • Panama Canal
  • Empire State Building
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • China’s Great Wall
  • While gathering the votes, my friend noticed that one quiet student hadn’t turned in 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.”

    “Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help,” she said.

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

  • to touch
  • to taste
  • to see
  • to hear
  • She hesitated a little, and then added,

  • to feel
  • to laugh and
  • to love”
  • The room was so full of silence you could have heard a pin drop.

    Those things we overlook as “simple” and “ordinary” are truly wondrous. A small reminder that the most precious things in life cannot be bought or made with man’s hands.

     Have a wonderful weekend…count your blessings.


    3 Responses to Great Wonders

    1. Bunny says:

      how true….

    2. Kim says:

      She is absolutely right!!!


    3. cho says:

      Wow, intresting
      quite true

      It should be the 7 Wonders of Earth 😛

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