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Seven Wonders of the World

July 11, 2009

A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following got the most votes:

  1. The Pyramids
  2. The Taj Mahal
  3. The Grand Canyon
  4. The Panama Canal
  5. The Empire State Building
  6. St. Peter’s Basilica
  7. The Great Wall of China

The teacher noted that one quiet student hadn’t turned in her papers yet. So, she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list.

The girl replied: “Yes, a little”.

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

She paused and then added,

  1. To feel,
  2. To laugh and
  3. 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. This is a gentle reminder this New Year that the most precious things in life cannot be bought nor can they be found OUTSIDE of ourselves.

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